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Huangshan, China
Huangshan, China
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Mount Huangshan is regarded by many as the most beautiful mountain in China. Located in Anhui Province, it is the quintessential mountain immortalized in art and literature, and is often the subject of many Chinese ink paintings.

Mount Huangshan has been a pilgrimage site of sorts, drawing poets, painters and now photographers who come here to marvel at its mersmerizing sceneries. Today legends of tourists make a beeline to enjoy the craggy beauty of Mount Huangshan.

In recognition of its outstanding universal value, the World Heritage Committee inscribed Mount Huangshan as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during its 14th session held in Banff, Alberta, Canada, on 7-12 December, 1990.

Photos of Huangshan

Huangshan, Anhui Province, China
Huangshan, Anhui Province, China
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Huangshan, Anhui Province
Huangshan, Anhui Province
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Huangshan vegetation
Huangshan vegetation
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Huangshan vegetation
Huangshan vegetation
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Picturesque Huangshan
Picturesque Huangshan
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 30 10 0.012 E 118 10 59.988
Inscription Year: 1990
Type of Site: Mixed
Inscription Criteria: II, VII, X

Location Map of Huangshan


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Visiting Mount Huangshan

Your base for visiting Huangshan is the city on Tunxi. From Tunxi, it takes about 1½ hours to Tangkou, at the base of Huangshan. It may be easier to get a tour agency in Tunxi to help you with the arrangement. Huangshan at twilight
Huangshan at twilight
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Local Tours of China

At times, it is faster, safer and cheaper to join a local tour than to go there yourself. This is especially true for many places in China. However, you need to be wary of the tour operators, especially those in China.

Here are a few local tours of China that you may wish to add to your itinerary. These tours are arranged by Viator, one of the most reputable tour agencies in the market.

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