Hongcun to Huangshan

 

A 6am departure from the hotel in this quaint world heritage village and a drive out of town.

As today is May 1 and a public holiday in China, it was decided to beat some of the crowds to Yellow Mountain and arrive early. We parked the cars at the hotel and walked to the ticket office, bus to the cable car and were on the mountain by about 8.30.

IMG_6120IMG_6134IMG_6116IMG_6129What an amazing mountain. Sheer granite cliffs and spectacular views. We were fortunate that our day started in sunshine as we were able to appreciate the views. However, as for about two thirds of the year late morning brought rain on the mountain. The many chinese visitors became yellow figures in the photos as they donned their yellow plastic rain coats they had bought on the mountain.

The paths were incredible…2 metres wide in many places and very well formed for kilometres of track. We caught one gondola up and walked up and down … 10 to 15 kms….eventually catching another gondola back…then bus and walking. What an amazing mountain.

 

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2 comments on “Hongcun to Huangshan
  1. BJ Moore says:

    Amazing. Stunning photos. Just so you know, I look at everything 🙂

    Like

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