Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) Photo Gallery and Information Page

Tours Featuring Huangshan:
Jiangnan Gourmet Cuisine/Yellow Mountain 10-Day Tour (CIT003): Shanghai – Zhouzhuang – Suzhou – Wuxi – Hangzhou – Hong Village – Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)
Beijing + Jiangnan + Yellow Mountain 11-Day Discount Tour (CITS11): Beijing – Suzhou – Wuxi – Hangzhou – Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) – Shanghai
Don’t forget that we also offer custom tours to any destination in China, including Huangshan!

Map of China showing the location of Huangshan
Huangshan (literally “Yellow Mountain”) is in fact a mountain range whose scenery, including striking granite peaks, stunning sunsets, clouds and mist, and strangely shaped pine trees have won it worldwide fame. It was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990.

BASIC FACTS:
Chinese Name: 黄山 (pinyin: Huángshān)
Province: Anhui
Weather: warm, humid, and rainy, with cold and wet/snowy winters (sunny periods during spring and autumn are the most popular seasons for tourism)

Huangshan Photos

The photos below show some of the sights and attractions that you will see on our tours that include Huangshan. Please refer to individual itineraries for specific information about the attractions featured on each tour.

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Misty hills and chrysanthemum fields line the road to Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China Chrysanthemums in a field near Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China The main entrance to Huangshan World Geological Park, with imposing peaks looming in the background
A pleasant journey to Huangshan: roads
lined with fields and misty hills

(photo by CIT)
Chrysanthemums are a common sight
(photo by CIT)
Obelisk at the entrance:
“world geological park”

(photo by CIT associate
Tina Chen)
Peaks, trees, blue sky, and a distant sea of clouds in Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China A picturesque waterfall in the Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain) area of China A fertile valley and distant lake in the Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain) area of China
Spectacular Huangshan scenery
(photo by Dave Lau)
A waterfall in the
Huangshan area

(photo by Dave Lau)
A valley in the Huangshan area
(photo by Philip Lai)
A view down a long ravine along a gondola (cable car) cable in Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China Mountain ridges pierce the sea of clouds as seen from a cable car at Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China Tourists climb up a long, steep stairway ascending a mountain in Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China
After your arrival, a cable car
ride up the mountain

(photo by Philip Lai)
Huangshan’s renowned “sea of clouds”
as seen from a cable car

(photo by CIT associate Tina Chen)
Some cardio exercise
is also involved…

(photo by Marc van der Chijs)
A porter bears a large load down a long stairway at Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China A wooden stairway ascends through a forest in the Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain) area of China Thick, cottony clouds spill over the tops of several peaks under a blue sky in Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China
But there are porters
and “sedans” for those
who want them…

(photo by CIT)
…the scenery along
the way is beautiful…

(photo by Dave Lau)
…and the reward for your efforts
is absolutely breathtaking scenery

(photo by Philip Lai)
A rock balances precariously atop a karst peak before a backdrop of clouds at Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China Ridges, peaks, and cliffs at Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China Peaks and pine trees against a vivid blue sky at Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China
Odd sights, like this precariously balanced
boulder, with stunning backdrops

(photo by CIT associate Tina Chen)
Endless views of ridges,
peaks, and cliffs

(photo by CIT associate Tina Chen)
Peaks and pine trees etched
against a brilliant blue sky

(photo by CIT associate Tina Chen)
A mountain ridge is concealed by the mist at Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China A stairway descends precipitously down the cliffside at Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China A sheer cliff face and pine trees at Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China
A mountain ridge concealed by the mist
(photo by CIT)
For the adventurous:
precipitous paths to explore

(photo by CIT)
Cliffs painted orange by a
late-afternoon sun

(photo by CIT associate Tina Chen)
Karst peaks silhouetted against a dusky sky at Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China A karst peak at Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China Mountain peaks at Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China
“Karst” peaks silhouetted against a dusky sky
(photo by CIT associate Tina Chen)
An otherworldly karst peak
(photo by CIT associate
Tina Chen)
…and MORE peaks (there are a lot of ‘em)
(photo by CIT associate Tina Chen)
Tourists dwarfed by an enormous mountain ridge at Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China Cliffs and pine trees peek through the mist at Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China A spectacular series of mountain ridges and peaks at Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China
Tourists dwarfed by an enormous
mountain ridge

(photo by CIT associate Tina Chen)
Cliffs and pines peek
through the mist

(photo by CIT)
A spectacular series of mountain
ridges and peaks

(photo by CIT associate Tina Chen)
Smooth, stony cliffs at Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China A wooden walkway clings to the side of a sheer cliff, overlooking peaks, trees, and mist, in Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China A foraging squirrel at Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China
Smooth, stony cliffs
(photo by CIT associate Tina Chen)
Fog on the mountainside
(photo by Philip Lai)
Small sights just as captivating
as the grand ones

(photo by CIT)
A small bird with an insect in its mouth sits on a branch amidst pine needles in Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China A closeup of a macaque at Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China Brilliantly colored autumn leaves at Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China
Birds and squirrels forage among the trees
(photo by Philip Lai)
You might even make
friends with a macaque

(photo by CIT associate
Tina Chen)
Flamboyant flora to go with
the fascinating fauna

(photo by CIT)
Pine needles and pine cones at Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China A closeup of pale, delicate flowers in the Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain) area of China Bright pink flowers growing at Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China
Pine needles and pine cones
(photo by CIT)
Forest flowers
(photo by Philip Lai)
Flowers of all colors grow here
(photo by CIT associate Tina Chen)
A stream winds through the forest at Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China A stream passes by a forest walkway at Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China An unusually shaped pine tree overlooks a magnificent mountain scene in Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China
Streams wind through
the forest

(photo by CIT)
…and along the walkway
(photo by CIT)
The “Welcome Pine” has a
prime spot on the mountain

(photo by Andrew Ciceri)
The rising sun peeks through distant clouds, making silhouettes of the trees and mountains of Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China The rising sun casts a yellow, pink, and orange light over the clouds and mountains of Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China
Sunrise from the top of the mountain
(photo by Philip Lai)
Even these beautiful photos don’t do it justice
(photo by Bengchye Loo)
Mountain peaks silhouetted against the rising sun in Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China Small trees grow on a sheer mountainside under a clear, pale blue morning sky in Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China
Painted Huangshan sky
(photo by CIT associate Mark Kao)
Blue sky in the morning
(photo by Bengchye Loo)
Small trees grow on a mountain peak under a clear, pale blue morning sky in Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China A reservoir nestled in the mountains of Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China Locks symbolizing a romantic attachment between two people are tightly packed along a chain, with the mists and peaks of Yellow Mountain in the background, in Huangshan (黄山), China
After the sunrise
(photo by Bengchye Loo)
A reservoir at Huangshan
(photo by Christopher)
Declare your love for each
other with a “love lock”

(photo by Arnaud D.G.)
A sea of clouds floats among the many peaks of Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China A long stairway clings to the side of a sheer mountain cliff in Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China Narrow stairs wind through stone walls in Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China
Sunlight dances on the
mist and clouds

(photo by Andrew Ciceri)
A precipitous drop
(photo by Philip Lai)
A tortuous (but not torturous!) path
(photo by S. Yue)
Tourists climb a long, steep, winding stairway through the fog in Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China A small tree grows atop a pointed rock formation, with an enormous cliff in the background, in Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China Unusual rock formations under a blue sky in Huangshan (黄山, Yellow Mountain), China
Stairs zigzag up a cliff
(photo by Marc van der Chijs)
An interesting rock formation
(photo by S. Yue)
More interesting rock formations
(photo by Philip Lai)
Snowy trees and peaks overlook the sea of clouds at Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), China A winter scene at Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), China: snow-dusted pine trees cover a misty peak Snow-covered trees at Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), China
Huangshan’s “sea of clouds”: perhaps
even more beautiful in winter

(photo by CIT associate Tina Chen)
A winter wonderland, without mall
Santas and Christmas music

(photo by CIT associate Tina Chen)
Snow-covered pine trees
(photo by CIT associate Tina Chen)
Frozen flower buds at Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), China Tourists negotiate a snowy path through icy branches at Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), China Icicles dangle from clusters of pine needles at Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), China
Life interrupted: flower
buds encased in ice

(photo by CIT associate
Tina Chen)
A little advice: no high heels
up here, especially in winter

(photo by CIT associate
Tina Chen)
Each pine needle with its own icicle
(photo by CIT associate
Tina Chen)

Tours Featuring Huangshan:

CIT003 icon - 75 x 75
Jiangnan Gourmet Cuisine / Yellow Mountain 10-Day Tour (CIT003)
Shanghai – Zhouzhuang – Suzhou – Wuxi – Hangzhou – Hong Village – Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)
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Beijing + Jiangnan + Yellow Mountain 11-Day Discount Tour (CITS11)
Beijing – Suzhou – Wuxi – Hangzhou – Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) – Shanghai (June 15, 2012)

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