Travel Blogs from Huangshan, China

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Shaolin, Shaolin, China travel blog

Shaolin

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... far away, was the setting for Star Wars. I just watched the pirated version of Episode III here, as almost everything in China that's American intellectual property is a copy. Two and a half billion years ago, when the earth was still in its ...

A Different Kind of Enlightenment, Huangshan, China travel blog

A Different Kind of Enlightenment

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... Sea Canyon conjure images of beauty and peace. Now, in the peak of summer, tourists clog the mountains. This is no surprise: China has many people. What is a surprise is how the Chinese tourists related to the mountain. It was not like the signs ...

Girls power, or so they say..., Lige, China travel blog

Girls power, or so they say...

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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Lugo Hu is probably the most remote lake I've washed my cloths in. It is 8 hours of Anxious Torturous Drive (according to the road signs) from Lijiang. I come here to find the last matriarchal society in the world. I'm hoping to meet some cool galls, but ...

Huang Shan (Yellow Mountain), Huang Shan, China travel blog

Huang Shan (Yellow Mountain)

A travel blog entry by mikeysoft

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Huang Shan is near the area where Mimi's farther was sent during the Cultural Revolution. He was a university professor and sent to the countryside to be "re-educated", learn the peasant life and study Mao's quotations. Once he became sick and Mimi ...

Extra stinky sauce and a belly wash please cock, Huangshan, China travel blog

Extra stinky sauce and a belly wash please cock

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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Amazingly Andrew and I made it up in time for breakfast and were eager to get on to the internet to find out all the election news.  Emer on the other hand felt dreadful and was horrified at the dregs left in the vodka ...

I wish I'd bought the plastic bag outfit, Huangshan, China travel blog

I wish I'd bought the plastic bag outfit

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... Chinese painters and poets.  The well known Chinese saying is that "There is no need to see any other mountain after Huangshan".  Its famous granite peaks which reach 1864m were formed 100 million years ago and are well known for having an ...

Tired!, Walnut Grove, China travel blog

Tired!

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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Given that it's been 4 months since hitting the road, I'm starting to feel the effects of burnout, and I'm feeling very tired today. Travelling has made me see the differences between a tourist and traveller so clearly, and today I decided to have a day ...

Trip through the Countryside, Huangshan, China travel blog

Trip through the Countryside

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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Today was probably the highlight of the tour for I ventured through very traditional villages and beautiful countryside. We had an opportunity to meet the traditional people, and this is a really great strength of Intrepid tours. I absolutely loved ...

Not Margo's Night!, Tiger Leaping Gorge, China travel blog

Not Margo's Night!

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... a state of disrepair. Qiaotou is nothing special, but as I travelled through this region, I noticed huge changes between mainland China and bordering Tibet, especially with the appearance of the people. The Tibettan people are much more attractive and ...

Sweet & Sour, Huangshan, China travel blog

Sweet & Sour

A travel blog entry by suenson_taylors

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... huge valleys of granite and enormous formations of rock, capped by gravity defying slivers of stone, robed by the gnarled forms of Huangshan pine trees. The scene has an unworldly, ethereal atmosphere. Then the sun begins to ascend from the mist in a ...

Day 2 of Tiger Leaping Gorge, Walnut Grove, China travel blog

Day 2 of Tiger Leaping Gorge

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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I awoke feeling quite refreshed, not too sore, and ready to tackle the second day of our trek through the Tiger Leaping Gorge. Today was a lot easier than yesterday. We walked another 11km, taking us about 5 hours to get to Sean's Guesthouse situated ...

Another day of travel really, Huangshan, China travel blog

Another day of travel really

A travel blog entry by benabroad

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... a park trying to talk English to me! I guess the reason for these generational differences is due to the importance China places on learning English these days, as the country advances economically and commercially, whereas as recently as 20 years ago, i ...

Serious mountaineering with VIPs, Huangshan, China travel blog

Serious mountaineering with VIPs

A travel blog entry by ninedeuce

... foot massage place and that was also really expensive, and the lady had the cheek to ask me for a tip! I guess that's a habit in Huangshan because it happened to me the last time. We walked over to the Grand Canyon of the Western Sea, which had really ...

Huangshan Part 1, Tunxi, China travel blog

Huangshan Part 1

A travel blog entry by michaelsavage

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... an unecessary amount of pictures in my travels. I suppose that would make my motto: Shoot now...ask questions later. In my defense: Huangshan offers so many spectacular vistas that it is almost impossible to get a bad picture up there. I will say that you ...

History and Fashion, Huangshan, China travel blog

History and Fashion

A travel blog entry by clurross

Today we toured the historic villages of Xidi and Hongcun, on a chinese tour. Hongcun is a UNESCO world heritage site, and beautifully set with the mountains as a backdrop and a crescent lake at the entry point. We wander about historic buildings ...

A Day Around Tunxi, Tunxi, China travel blog

A Day Around Tunxi

A travel blog entry by ditchthecube

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... me to ride. Pedicabs, however, flag me down at every opportunity. After lunch, we decide that Saturday will be a trip to HuangShan, rain or shine, and head to the train station to buy Sunday train tickets to Beijing. We already know which train we want, ...

Yellow Mountain (Huangshan) Day 1, Huangshan, China travel blog

Yellow Mountain (Huangshan) Day 1

A travel blog entry by travelwithtiff

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Yellow Mountain, or Huangshan, was one of the places I was most looking forward to visiting in China. Unfortuntely, my trip turned out quite disappointing as an array of things prevented me from seeing the Mountain the way I really wanted to see it. ...

Yellow Mountain (Huangshan) Day 3, Huangshan, China travel blog

Yellow Mountain (Huangshan) Day 3

A travel blog entry by travelwithtiff

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... it more thrilling and memorable. In the end though I did manage to get a few decent photos and I did get to see a different side of China that I would have missed in the city so I'm still happy that I got the chance to go. But take my advice, NEVER go on ...

A kunfu story, Huangshan, China travel blog

A kunfu story

A travel blog entry by gigisodyssee

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brake the ice... BETCH! ...

Premier jour dans la province d'Anhui, Huangshan, China travel blog

Premier jour dans la province d'Anhui

A travel blog entry by isaa501

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... lait franchement différent de ce côté-là. Comme je le disais, d’un bout à l’autre du parcours, la Huangshan offre un paysage variée, surprenant, tout aussi beau les uns que les autres. Cette randonnée enchanteresse s’est terminée ...

Breathtaking Huang Shan (Yellow Mountains), Huangshan, China travel blog

Breathtaking Huang Shan (Yellow Mountains)

A travel blog entry by kevandhazel

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... had not been promised too much by people saying the Huang Shan (also known as Yellow Mountains) are some of the finest mountains in China. Common believe is that once you had been at Huang Shan there was no need to climb any other Chinese mountains (Hazel ...

Tourist Galore, Huangshan, China travel blog

Tourist Galore

A travel blog entry by sidom

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Haungshan (yellow mountain) has some amazing scenery but the pleasure of hiking around (up to 1800m) is dampened by the crowds who block the way and appear in your photos. That's not all since the whole place has been supplied with steps as opposed to ...

Huangshan City - more than just a mountain, Huangshan, China travel blog

Huangshan City - more than just a mountain

A travel blog entry by kateschronicles

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... Dynasty 960-1279), lies at the southernmost end of Anhui Province with a population of 1.5 million people. For most tourists, Huangshan City is just a transit point and gateway barely noticed on the way to the mystical cloud shrouded peaks of Huangshan ...

Yellow Mountain, Huangshan, China travel blog

Yellow Mountain

A travel blog entry by bristarr333

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... our sponsors-- China Mobile. We woke up at 5 am to take showers, eat a good healthy breakfast--that consisted of the traditional China breakfast of fried breads, beer, and cigarettes- (just kidding with ya... there was no fried breads) No we ate our bean ...

Huangshan, Huangshan, China travel blog

Huangshan

A travel blog entry by gogotrek

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... . And boy, Are they loud! I could literally hear them yelling from across the mountains. If you were ever lost in Huangshan, just follow the noise and you will find civilization again. The descend On my second day I walked 16 km (approximately 5 ...

May 07, 2011, Huangshan, China travel blog

May 07, 2011

A travel blog entry by elrigster

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Pignyao, Pignyao, China travel blog

Pignyao

A travel blog entry by gabifilova

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Lehatkovym vlakem jsem z Xianu prejela do dalsiho historickeho mesteska Pingnyao, ktere je take pod ocharnou UNESCA. Centrum mesta je obklopene hradbami a za jednotne vstupne se dostanete do 20 pamatek mesta - prvni banky v Cine, domu mistnich ...

Huangshan Part 2, Tangkou, China travel blog

Huangshan Part 2

A travel blog entry by michaelsavage

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... we had discussed possible routes to hike around the mountain. Luckily, a tourist staying in our room was very knowledgable about Huangshan and suggested what he considered to be the most beautiful area of Huangshan: XiHai (roughly pronounced She-High). At ...

Memories Of The Mountain Yellow, Huangshan, China travel blog

Memories Of The Mountain Yellow

A travel blog entry by melodysing

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... .By the way,the souvennir was really cheap. The three days tour was not that long but still made me and mum a little tired,anyway,we achieved what we wanted. The train back to Hefei leaving at 4 from Huangshan station,our minds were still in the mountain. ...

Smaller Chinese Villages, Tunxi, China travel blog

Smaller Chinese Villages

A travel blog entry by ditchthecube

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... ). Outside the train station, a motorcycle is hit by a taxi as we walk by. This is (surprisingly) the first accident I've seen in China. The guy is lucky it was in a parking area and it only knocked his shoe off. We eat breakfast at a nearby hostel (that ...

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