Huangshan Baiyun Hotel
Travel Blogs from Huangshan
... br> We arrived in Huangshan city in pouring rain, but we hoped it might clear up during the day. So we found the buses to the cable car station (there's two) and of course paid a lot for buses and entry to the park. There are several ways up; 2 cable cars, the eastern steps (short and hard) and the western steps (longer and harder). We decided to hike up the eastern steps which takes around two hours. Don't be fooled, it sounds easy (it's just ...
... so people who had standing room only tickets, meaning some were standing in the aisles, some were sitting in the aisles, and at least one person was sitting in the sink. It made my non-reclining bench seat seem comfortable in comparison (it wasn't). Passed the time using my iPad to try to translate a propaganda poster on the wall of the car and had a few curious fellow passengers looking over my shoulder as I did so. Once the train passed Nanjing, most of the passengers had gotten off, ...
The morning began with a 6am start. We got a bus to a local bus station and then bought a ticket to another bus station where we could get a cable car up to the mountain. By the way, all of this was done with no interpreter, only hand signs and pieces of paper. Somehow we managed to get the right buses.
The cable car up to Huangshan gave us our first sights of the mountain. The granite mountains and the trees. Because it was so early in ...
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