Category Archives: Anhui Attractions

West Sea Grand Canyon

The West Sea Grand Canyon has thousands of walls which feature the majestic momentum, and the poetry of the peaks and the beautiful stone. It can be said that there is scenery everywhere, and you will feel it a great place to explore the charm of the nature. It’s the most representative and stimulating, most attractive and shocking in the Yellow Mountains scenic spot. It is also the most beautiful place to showcase the wonders of nature and the magnificent mountains and rivers of the motherland. No other mountain scenic spot in the country can be compared with the West Sea Grand Canyon.

Visiting the West Sea Grand Canyon, you can take the ropeway, whose station to get off is set at the bottom of the canyon at an altitude of 1,209 meters and the station to get on is located at the stone bed peak in the Tianhai scenic area. The cable car is 892 meters long and the height difference is 497 meters. The maximum running speed is 8 meters/second and the cable car capacity are 60+1 person, and the designed capacity is of 800 people per hour. The cable car was opened on July 9, 2013 and put into operation.

The West Sea Grand Canyon can be a dreamy scenic spot which is worthy of a visit, and it is featuring with strange rocks and steep peaks, and it is surrounded by clouds. The curved trails can bring you visual vibrancy. Although more than three hours of walking will make you feel tired, it is extremely satisfying. If you have the opportunity, you must visit the West Sea Grand Canyon in winter.

The West Sea Grand Canyon is a very nice place. The scenery is really beautiful. All the features on the top of the Yellow Mountains are here: Strange pine, fantastic rock peaks, sea of clouds, hot springs, especially the sea of clouds, which is very amazing. When you go down the mountain, you can choose to hike. When you go up the mountain, you can choose to take a small train.

Xidi Ancient Village

Xidi Ancient Village is located in the south of Huangshan Mountain, which is only 40 kilometers away from Huangshan Scenic Area. It was built in the Northern Song Dynasty Huangyou Period and developed in the middle of the Ming Dynasty. It flourished in the early Qing Dynasty and has nearly 960 years of history. After hundreds of years of social unrest, the invasion of wind and rain, although more than half of the ancient dwellings, ancestral halls, academies and arches have been destroyed, hundreds of ancient dwellings have been preserved, and the basic features and characteristics of the villages under the Ming and Qing Dynasties have been preserved as a whole. It is China’s first batch of five A-level tourist attractions, along with the Hongcun Ancient Village.

Xidi Ancient Village is surrounded by a large number of artistic works such as bricks, wood and stone carvings. It is a simple and elegant ancient village with profound contents. It has both the exquisite “three-carving” architectural art of ancient Huizhou and the rich cultural connotation of the cultural landscape, thus forming a significant cultural heritage of Huizhou. In front of the village, there is a tall archway building, which is exquisitely carved and towering, and is a treasure in the construction of stone memorial archway architecture in China.

Walking through the Xidi Ancient Village, you can see the pink walls and green tiles, the bluestone paving, the lanes across the street, the inlaid leaking windows, the hollow door cover and the layered stack of cornices, and white walls everywhere. The halls of the residence are carved and painted, which are all beautifully carved with delicate wood carvings. The ceiling is decorated with dazzling paintings, and the walls of the rooms are decorated with elegant paintings. The hall is full of ancient couplets, which has rich connotations and profound meanings. It not only gives people the enjoyment of aesthetics, but also makes people philosophical. The development traces of Xidi Ancient Village are not so strong. People who like ancient architecture and Huizhou culture can come here slowly to enjoy it.

Hongcun Ancient Village

The site selection and layout of Hongcun Ancient Village, as well as the beautiful scenery of the village, are all directly related to water. It is an ancient village that has been carefully planned. The planning and design of the artificial water system inside and outside the village is quite delicate and ingenious. The cultural landscape and natural landscape complement each other, and it is a rare village with detailed planning in ancient times in the world. Hongcun ancient dwellings are the typical representative of Huizhou style architecture. Hui-style architecture is really beautiful. The white walls and gray tiles set off the blue sky and white clouds, and the curling eaves look imposing and unique.

The most beautiful scenery in the whole Hongcun Ancient Village is in the bridge. The white bridge looks like floating in the lake, and connects the different sceneries on both sides. No matter how you take a picture, it is very beautiful. It takes about an hour to walk around the whole village. Besides climbing Huangshan, don’t forget to explore the Huizhou culture, visit the birthplace of Huizhou merchants in Tunxi old street, and see the ancient villages in the paintings in Xidi Hongcun village. The south lake in Hongcun Ancient Village is especially beautiful. If you come to Hongcun Ancient Village on rainy days, you can really feel the different flavor of the village in the painting.

Anhui Hongcun Ancient Village is really worth a visit. Its local characteristics are rich, from the architectural style of Huizhou to the simple customs, as well as the unique flavor of Huizhou cuisine, all of which will make you feel enjoyable when you are visiting the Hongcun Ancient Village.

In general, the preservation of Hongcun Ancient Village is relatively complete, and if visitors are interested in the Hui culture, you can stay in the village for a few days, to taste the ‘Chinese village in the painting’.

The Yellow Mountains

The Yellow Mountains is located in Huangshan City, southern Anhui Province, which has 72 peaks. The main peak is the Lotus Peak, featuring 1864 meters above sea level. It is also known as the main peak of the three major Huangshan Mountains with Guangmingding and Tiandu Peak, and it is one of the 36 big peaks. The Yellow Mountains is the symbol of Anhui tourism and the only mountain scenery in China’s top ten scenic spots. The Greeting Pine of the Yellow Mountains is a symbol of the warm and friendly people of Anhui, carrying the oriental etiquette culture that embraces the world.

Touring the Yellow Mountains is suitable for all seasons, because the scenery of the four seasons in The Yellow Mountains is different and each season has its own style. You must wear a raincoat if it is not a sunny day! The rain in the Yellow Mountains is just a matter of casualness. Although it is not a dumping, it will definitely make you feel uncomfortable. Secondly, the clothes you wear must be simple and neat, or you will feel the burden when you go down the mountains. In addition, the cheapest noodle on the mountain costs 60 Yuan/ bowl, so it is best to prepare try food in advance. Starting from the mountaineering, the whole journey takes about 5 hours of walking time. This is still a relatively fast walk. It is more suitable to prepare 2 bottles/person. Of course, there are also water sold on the mountain, which is slightly more expensive.

Take the bus to the Tangkou transfer center, then buy a ticket, which is 19 yuan / person. This place sells bus tickets, not the tickets for the Yellow Mountain scenic spot. Every 20 minutes there will be one bus coming, in the peak season, it is said that you need spend 2 hours queueing for taking the bus to go up the mountain. After entering into the scenic spot, there are two lines: one is from Yungu Temple, and other one is rom Ciguang Pavilion, and both are ok. Take the bus to Yungu Temple, although there is beautiful scenery along the way, it also shakes very strongly.

Greeting Pine and Flying Stone are famous attractions in the Yellow Mountains.

From CiGuang pavilion to Greeting Pine there are two ways to go uphill: 1. Take the cable car up to the mountain which will take 15 minutes; 2. Walk up to the mountain which will take 3 hours on foot (on the premise of not going to Tiandu Peak).