Xuan Yuan International Hotel
Travel Blogs from Huangshan
... the sun might reappear and it did. At that point there were maybe 5 people left at the peak. It wasn't the most amazing sunset I've ever seen but the location was pretty fantastic and it was nice to have fewer people there. We agreed to meet up again for sunrise at a place only a few minutes from the hostel. It was the same huge crowd and once again the clouds didn't help. My experience on Huangshan was similar to my experience in the Forbidden City. On the main routes and points ...
... including our new unique item for the day — duck tongue! They are interesting, but are quite small and have less meat than you would think, and have a lot of sinew in them. The verdict — best to try once!
We finished the day with a nice champagne enhanced discussion with the owner of the hotel in the lobby, together with some nice local treats, and settle down for our last night of sleeping in the country, as we head to the big city of Hangzhou ...
... 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 ...
... by us today.
We enjoyed our 2 minute noodles for dinner (brought up from Tongkou) as meals on the mountain are very expensive as well.
The temperature started dropping as the day got on (it got down to about 8 degrees today) but overall it was a nippy kind of day, but pleasant enough on the mountain. The signs (in Chinglish) kept us entertained all ...
... windswept from what we could only assume had been some pretty turbulent weather. When we arrived at the Cloud Dispelling Pavilion around 2pm, however, thin rays of sunlight began probing their way through the dense cloud layer above us, and before we knew it we were bathing in waves of warm, golden sunlight. For the first time we got some idea of what this mountain was like. With the peak off to our left shrouded in dense trees, themselves coated in ice and ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool