Huangshan, or Yellow Mountain, lies in the eastern part of China and
is best known for its beautiful scenery, which makes it one of the most
popular tourist destinations in China. The terrain around Huangshan is
mostly composed of granite mountains and forests. The Huangshan
area features 77 peaks that are more than 1,000 metres above sea level.
Granite limestone towers and oddly-shaped rocks spread throughout
many of the region's scenic areas. The legendary pines, oddly-shaped
rocks, phantasmagoric clouds, hot springs and winter snows have given
Huangshan a reputation for stunning views. Huangshan is also the home of the Huizhou (or Xin’an) culture, one of China’s three regional cultures. Some distinctive examples of Huizhou culture include Xin'an Philosophy, Xin'an Painting School, Xin'an Medicine School, Huizhou Style Architecture, Anhui pot gardening, Huizhou Sculpture, Huizhou Opera and, importantly, Huizhou Cuisine.
Old Town of Xidi
Xidi Village is located at the south foot of Mt.Huangshan. It has been
called many names in its 1000-year history. Throughout the Ming and
Qing dynasties, it was the focus of several ambitious development
projects that left the town with hundreds of buildings, including historic
houses, ancestral temples, roads and bridges. Over 100 folk houses
remain and can be seen by China travellers.
Travellers in Xidi will see a characteristic green stone memorial
archway with three rooms, four pillars and five floors, built during the
Ming Dynasty. It was erected in honour of the Hu, the principle family
in the region. Other scenic areas include the Lingyun Pavilion, Cishi House, Ruiyu Pavilion, TaoliGarden, EastGarden, WestGarden, Daifu House, Jing'ai Hall, Lvfu Hall, Qingyun House and Yinfu Hall.
Mount Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) is the name of the 72-peak
range lying in the south of AnhuiProvince. MountHuangshan is one
of China’s most celebrated scenic spots, famous for its mountain
scenery: spectacular rocky peaks, odd-shaped pines, crystal-clear
mountain springs and seas of clouds. China tours may take cable
cars to the top of the mountain.