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Listed under Mountains in East China, China.

  • Photo of Huangshan
  • Photo of Huangshan
  • Photo of Huangshan
  • Photo of Huangshan
  • Photo of Huangshan
  • Photo of Huangshan
  • Photo of Huangshan
Photo of Huangshan
Photo by Photography: Mike Lyvers
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Perhaps China’s most celebrated beauty spot, the granite spires of Huangshan, decorated with graceful bonsai-like pines, form the template for many a classical Chinese landscape painting. Take a cable car up the massif and allow several days to explore on foot.

In summer you won’t be alone, as this is a must-see for Chinese tourists. Thrill-seekers will enjoy some of the hair-raising “trails” that consist of creaky wooden planks arrayed along vast rock walls.

Written by  Mike Lyvers.

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Mount Huangshan

Huangshan, known as 'the loveliest mountain of China', was acclaimed through art and literature during a good part of Chinese history (e.g. the Shanshui 'mountain and water' style of the mid-16th century). Today it holds the same fascination for visitors, poets, painters and photographers who come on pilgrimage to the site, which is renowned for its magnificent scenery made up of many granite peaks and rocks emerging out of a sea of clouds.

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