They appear on the 20 yuan banknote. The area is famous for landscapes, sunrises, granite, green peaks with interesting shapes, a characteristic species of pine, hot springs, snowy winters and the phenomenon of a sea of fog. The Huang Shan Mountains are a common topic in Chinese painting and literature, as well as modern photography.
They have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and are one of the main tourist destinations in China. The Huang Shan area is also known for high-quality Chinese tea.
The best way to admire them is to take a boat trip on the Li River.
The vegetation of these mountains changes with height. Area below 1100 m a.s.l. covers the rain forest. From 1100 m a.s.l. up to the tree border at an altitude of 1800 m a.s.l. the deciduous forest stretches. Above there is an Alpine floor with diverse herbaceous vegetation. One-third of bryophyte families and more than half of the fern families found in China are represented here.
Because of the comfortable climate on these hills regarding one of the best types of tea. Huangshan Maofeng is a known local genus.
Of interesting plants worth mentioning is the pine “Pinus hwangshanensis”, which is characteristic of these mountains
Being on the tops we can admire a very interesting and peculiar phenomenon. sea of fog. We have the impression that we are at sea, where only small islands protrude above the cloud.
One of the writer said:
“Usually, to be able to enjoy the splendor of the summit, you need to look up. Meanwhile, to enjoy Huang Shan, you need to look down”
In addition, there are multiple hot springs in the Huang Shan range. Most of them are located at the foot of the “Purple Cloud” peak. Water that temperature is 42 ° C even during snowy winters.
Similar waters are healing and prevent joint skin disease and soothe nerves.