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Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)
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Owner description: Mt. Huangshan's peak offers excellent views of the surrounding territory. Transportation: Private bus Private car Public transportation Bicycle English Level: Fluent Services Provided: Tour guide Interpreter Business assistant Car rental Airport/train station pickup Ticket booking Hotel reservations Story teller and history narrator
Reviewed October 15, 2010

I definetly helps to be fit. I did a 7 hour hike. It isn't dirt paths though, its rock steps. So it can be trying. Take it slow and stop to enjoy the views and it will be an amazing experience. Plan to go when there weather is clear to have the best views. I went in September, a very hot month. But with lots of water and food in my pack it was the perfect day for it. I had planned to find a hotel to watch the sunrise but the ones I came across where out of my budget. I will definetly go back to do another side of it. There are water and food a plenty. And I was very pleased about the availability of toilets thru the trails. You'll get a kick out of the trash cans. Bring a large memory card and take video clips of the scary paths. Invest in a good trail map. The paths directories are extremely difficult to figure out.

9  Thank LilVagabond
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Reviewed October 8, 2010

I feel that a trip to China is not complete without visiting 2 places -Mount Huangshan, and Jiuzhaigou National Park.
During our 2 days at the mountain-top we encountered thousands of visitors, but only a handful of visible foreigners. this is a shame, considering the beauty of the place, the emotional impact it imparts, and the wonderful memories it leaves you with.
In a word, the scenery is stunning.
Two days were just right for us. In our 60's now, we can't do the most strenuous hikes, and we visited the most recommended lookouts and points of interest. We stayed in Tangkou the night before, took the cable car first thing in the morning, and took it back down late the next day to continue our trip.
One day is definitely not enough, because...... the highlight of the visit is watching the sun rising over the mountain peaks. A magical moment. You MUST do this, even if you hate getting up at 5 a.m. You can go back to sleep at 6:30.
A word of caution - The trails are all stairs. Well maintained and very safe, but... stairs.Make sure to pre-book your hotel at the top - they always sell out.
Bring your own snacks for the hikes.
the temp. is cooler at the top - bring appropriate clothing.
Do participate in the local custom of leaving a padlock locked to the chain-railing at the top - this will "lock" your love for each other forever. Bring your own, or buy one at the top.
If you're reading this... you're obviously considering a visit. DO IT!

12  Thank Chiefie
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Reviewed September 22, 2010

We are senior citizens. We decided to go to the mountain on our own instead join the tourist group. We knew there was quite a bit to climb. We thought we could go our own pace slowly and we would be fine. So we booked two nights and ventured out on our own. But nothing warning us about the weather and dirty hotels.
The mountain area is rainy and fog most time. After we came down, talking to the locals, 2/3 time the weather is raining. When we arrived it was raining lightly. After we got on the gondola we could see nothing but fog all around us. When we got to the hotel, it was raining quite heavy. We climbed quite a bit but only see fog all around. The steps was quite slipery to climb. So far see nothing at all. The next day the weather report was raining again. we canceled our hotel and took the gondola back down in the morning. The transportation to the scenic area was another matter. The taxi at railroad station can only taking us to bus depot for the scenic area. Then we have to take the bus to the gate and the gondola. Oh, I forgot to mention that there were so many tourist groups, you have to watch out the crowds on the slipery steps. The toilet facility is another story. We saw a woman just stooped and peed behind the rest area. For the experience, that was not worthy and over rated.
The Huangshan Xihai hotel, we stayed also grossly over rated. It is a " four star" hotel. The hotel has no elevator. Our room was at 5th floor. After climbing the mountain steps, we had yet to climb more to get to our room. There were no air condition, no fan and no bed side lights, only ceiling lights. The hotel was under renovation and construction, in order to become a "5 star" hotel, the noise lasted to 10 pm. But by mid-night we woke up by another kind of noise-RATS! We immediately requested to change room. First they said it was fully booked no room available. Then finally the manger gave a room to us. But we could hardly sleep at all. We were afraid the rats might come this room also. The room cost us RMB1,000 for that night not include breakfast. The total cost to us at RMB1,922 = US$305, and see nothing and no sleep. By the way, after talking to locals, they told us that because we are foreigners, every hotel registered us and checking our passport, the hotel automatically charge more for the night. The whole experience was horrible.

11  Thank wooMcd
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Reviewed July 22, 2010

The scenery and views were amazing. We were lucky to have mostly sunny skies the 2 days we were there. The climb up is pretty exhausting, it took us 3 1/2 hours to climb. The heat and humidity makes the 5000 + steps a challenge. We enjoyed spending the night on the Mountain. It is much quieter and cooler in the evening. We played cards on the terrasse of our hotel, drinking tea and enjoying the views.

4  Thank QCWorldTravelers
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Reviewed July 9, 2010

Maybe I hadn't read up enough about but my expectations and the real thing didn't match. It is an impressive landscape and well worth the visit. But because it is so famous it is also very crowded and I found it very tiring to constantly walk on paved walkways, be surrounded by big local tourist groups herded together and informed by load megaphones. During daytime it is not a idyllic spot so you should consider to stay overnight up on the mountain and enjoy sunsrise or sunset. It is a long journey (about 2 hrs) from Tunxi where we and a lot of other travellers stay. There are more hotels being build right outside or near the park. We went up by cable car, walked 7 hrs and only covered a small part of it.

1  Thank RKrieger
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