Travel Blogs from Huangshan
... the most iconic and famous views in China. Therefore we got up around 5.30am to be on a viewing platform at the sunrise. Aaaand all we saw was: dark fog, lighter fog and then white fog..! yeeeey. That was all.
Therefore we went back to bed for a few hours, then packed our bags and took the western steps back down. This will definitely wreck your knees! The way down is around 4.5 hours. Steps. Just steps. And again all we saw was fog and the rocks ...
... the gondola ride down had a pleasant Google/Baidu translated conversation with one of the other passengers using our iPhones. At the bottom, took the bus to Tangkou and a shuttle to the Huangshan Railway Station. By the time I got there, no more sleeper tickets were available so I thought I would have to ride in a "hard seat" again but luckily this particular train had a couple "soft seat" cars. These had individual seats rather than benches and the seats reclined. No standing room ...
... to citizens today (a bit like what happened to Nantucket’s citizenry once whaling was no longer important).
From the ink factory, we drove to the drove to the main city in the Huangshan area, for a walking tour of the Old Town, which covers an area about 3/4 of a mile in length, full of nicely preserved older buildings. One interesting aspect of the buildings we learned today is that people will spend much more money on their entry ...
After such a wonderful evening, we sleep in and have one more lovely breakfast at the Peninsula, before getting ready to head to our next destination. Before we go to the airport, we will take the time to tour Shanghai’s Old Town area, which leads to the Wu Gardens, which are one of the four most famous gardens in China, and were built by a private family patriarch over 400 years ago.
The gardens sit on only 5 acres, but are so ...
... we had climbed some 10,000 steps (I stopped counting after 5,000) during our 24 hours on the mountain and will continue to feel the after effects for a number of days.
After being met by our driver, Jiang, we headed off to visit the Hongcun ancient village, which was ...
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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.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.