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... but apparently more beautiful west side. From where the bus dropped us off we had to get another bus to the entrance of the trail which took another half an hour.
We set off on the walk from the bottom at about 9am, when they said it was difficult, it was really difficult; the route we took was around 8km of steps, where we also decided to take the way to the peak of the mountain. All in all it took around 4 ½ hours to get to the top and it ...
... closest to us. We did encounter masses of Chinese tourists groups blocking parts of the paths and Kit did get attacked by a monkey on the way down, but other than that there was nothing really interesting. And of course it rained again at the foot of the mountain...
Soo we just took the buses back to the city and then the train home.
My tip: Don't go to Huangshan in bad weather! You won't see anything and pay way too much!
... sold for the "soft seat" cars and there was also plenty of leg room and even a couple shared power outlets. After the "hard seat" from the other day, it felt like traveling first class and I slept well. I arrived in Shanghai at 9am and headed to a coffee shop in Pudong where I hung out for a while reading and waiting til I thought it would be late enough to check into my hostel. Once I checked into my hostel, I took a long overdue shower, got some laundry done, and worked out whether ...
... 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 ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsShilin Hotel Huangshan
Our guide recommended Shilin over Paiyonlou as we are told the rooms are larger and cleaner. Shilin was a comfortable stay on the mountain. The double room was very small so you might consider opting for the twin room which is slightly larger and has a small balcony.
Zero English. Meals were OK but nothing special.
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