Huangshan Huanqiu Hotel
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... which gave me a brief bit of time to recuperate. The scenery on the way up was quite pretty. When we arrived at the hostel, Bill set off on another hike while I settled in to rest my weary legs for a bit. We agreed to meet up later at a peak about 40 minutes away from the hostel to catch the sunset. When I arrived there, the number of people gathered to photograph the sunset was unbelievable. Probably a couple hundred. But the clouds got in the way and everyone left. Bill and I had ...
... old little girl live above. He shows us how to make tea using fresh leaves, and then we do a tea tasting. The first tea we sample is the Maofeng tea, a mild green tea, which very nice. We also tried another green tea, called Monkey Picking Tea (so named because it typically grows at the edge of precarious cliffs, and monkeys were previously trained to pick it. It is a stronger, harsher green tea, and we prefer the Maofeng tea. Then we enjoyed a ...
... large garden areas and it inspires us to consider doing something more in Maui.
Lunch is at one of the most renowned pot sticker restaurants in Asia, Ding Tai Feng, which started in Taipei and now has locations in several cities in China. The food was really great, and we especially liked the chestnut and chestnut paste in steamed dumplings/pot stickers for dessert.
Now we are off to the closer in domestic airport, for our journey ...
... that would take us half way up the mountain.
Once the cable car stretch was completed, we had to walk a further 2 hours up to our hotel (The Shilin Hotel) on the mountain. This would be by far our most expensive accommodation as we learnt that everything literally gets carried up the mountain by porters and there were many steps to navigate.
The walk ...
... holding myself quite tense as I was quite scared a lot!
Anyway on the way down I found lots of peaceful areas – took my time and enjoyed the views. It got really warm too – bonus.
I didn't get to see the monkeys – or much else – but on the bright side – at lease ive done my blog for those of you who asked.
the picture below are of sunrise and journey back down
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