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    Huangshan City
 

        Huangshan City is located in southeastern China, at the southern part of Anhui Province, with Zhejiang Province to its east and Jianxi Province to its south.

        With a population of 1.4 million and an area of 9807 square kilometers (3786 square miles), Huangshan City is about 14 times the size of Singapore. It consists of 3 districts (Huangshan, Huizhou and Tunxi) and 4 counties (Qimen, Shexian, Xiuning and Yi). It was known historically as Xin'an Prefecture and Huizou Prefecture, and gained its present name in 1987 for the breathtaking beauty of Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain).

     

        Huangshan City is a region with a long history and splendid cultures. Shexian and Yixian Counties were established more than 2,000 years ago. In the Jin Dynasty (265-420) Huangshan City was called Xin' an Shire. Until the Song Dynasty (960-1279) when the name was changed to Huizhou, the city was famed for Hui businessmen, Hui carvings, Xin'an school of painting, Xin'an medicine, Hui architecture, Hui cuisine, and Hui opera (one of the tonalities of Beijing Opera). Also notable are the scenic spots of Mt.Huangshan - a key point of interest in ancient China, the Tangyue Memorial Archway, the Tunxi Ancient Street and the ancient villages of Yixian County . Historians at home and abroad regard Huangshan City as a natural history and culture museum of China.

        The Yellow Mountains also reach some areas in Taiping and other nearby counties. The scenery of the Yellow Mountains unfolds as they extend. Flowing in front of the Mountains is the blue Xin'an River. On the back of the mountain lies the placid Taiping Lake. At the eastern end of the Mountains is situated the Qingliang Peak Natural Reservation. The Guniujiang Natural Reservation is located at the western end of the Mountains. On both sides of the southern slopes are the quiet and secluded Yixian County and Shexian County known for their historic and cultural heritage- Further ahead, right to the south is the river town of Tunxi District, which is the seat of the Huangshan Municipal Government. To the southwest lies Qiyun Mountain which is known as Baiyue, in Chinese: White Mountain. These picturesque scenic areas are crisscrossed by winding brooks and dotted with aged houses, streets, bridges, stone archways, pagodas, clan halls. 

        Huangshan City is renowned as the national park of nature and a Museum of history. The following are sketches of the scenic spots-Houses of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (16th---19th centuries) in Yixian County. As it is hidden in the mountains, Yixian County is known as a land of peach blossoms, meaning a haven of peace in Chinese literature. On entering the county, one can hardly see any houses along the stream between the green hills. However, going through the hill passes, An open basin comes into sight where over 3,000 well-preserved pre-20th century houses are shaded on the slopes of the green hills, which are acclaimed by tourists and scholars as the most beautiful villages in the world and a treasure house of the traditional Chinese house style.

        Xidi Village and Hong Village attract particular attention for the clustered houses. The topography of Xidi Village is well planned. 122 houses, in black, white and gray colors, were built in the 18th and 19th centuries. Each has white walls, with elaborated-shaped eaves and courtyards. The entrance gates and windows display typical features of local wood, brick and stone carving. Of particular interest is a glided balcony overreaching into the lane at Dafudi, the name of a clan hall, It was said that anyone fortunate enough to catch the colorful ball thrown by the young lady from the balcony could win her love. Crystal-clear water in the ditches connecting every household provide endless stream to the housewife for daily use. Standing tall at the village entrance is the Hu Wenguang Stone Archway, a single-structured and four storied building that is composed of three parts and supported by four pillars, the archway was a masterpiece of the Ming Dynasty architecture, testifying to the past prosperity of the village's history. 

        Not far from Xidi Village is Hong Village which is also famed for its pre-20th Century buildings. What is unique about the village is that it is ox-shaped topography. The high ground is like the ox head, the ancient trees at the entrance are like ox horns and bridges like ox hoofs. The houses form the trunk and the river is like an ox tail. The 1,000 meter long zigzagging ditch is compared to ox intestines, and the Moon-shaped pond, Nanhu Lake, take the shape of ox stomach. Thanks to the endless supply of water, flowers and fruits are grown in abundance in every courtyard, with water corridors winding through them. Fish is also raised in the pond. In addition, the pre-20th Century houses in Xi Wu, clan halls also enjoy a great reputation.

        The historical and cultural renown town---Shexian County, Shexian County was set up back in the Qin Dynasty 0ver 2,000 years ago, which was the seat of the local government in the Tang, Song, Yuan Ming and Qing Dynasties. In those days it was also popularly known as Huizhou. Throughout history, it is the political, economic and cultural center of the southern mountain region of Anhui Province. The growth of local commerce reached its peak during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and the town became famous nation-wide for its wealth. Because of its rich historical and cultural heritage as well as the numerous scenic spots, the Chinese Government designated Shexian County as one of the cities and towns of historical and cultural renown in China.

        Huangshan City transportation is efficient. Upgraded airline, railway, highway and the city transportation expedite tour travel. Also available are various grades of hotels, restaurants, and recreation and shopping centers in Huangshan City. Be sure to try Hui dishes, snacks and local products and especially the memorable Mt. Huangshan tea.

 

      Located in the subtropics, Huangshan City has a wet mild monsoon climate. Heaviest rainfall occurs from May to August; average annual temperature ranges from 15C (59F)-16C (60.8F). Most areas are free of severe winter cold. The comfortable weather affords good opportunities to travel throughout the year in Huangshan City and its stunning environs.

      Visitors to Huangshan City are there mostly for the stunning sights on Mt. Huangshan, so weather on Mt. Huangshan is also a factor for tourists.

      Weather on Mt. Huangshan is marine-like; temperatures are lower at higher altitudes. From April to June Mt. Huangshan is rainy, misty and cloudy. It is cool in summer while the average temperature of winter is above 0C (32F). The mountain's variable weather adds a different dimension each season.
 

Flights Railway Highway

Information of Huangshan Airport

 Departure

Destination

Flight

Airline

Departure

Equip

HFE Hefei

MU 5171

China Eastern Airlines

2:50 PM

320

XMN Xiamen

JD 5287

Beijing Capital Airlines

4:20 PM

319

CKG Chongqing

FM 9267

Shanghai Airlines

4:25 PM

737

CKG Chongqing

MU 9267^

China Eastern Airlines

4:25 PM

737

XIY Xian

JD 5288

Beijing Capital Airlines

8:05 PM

319

PEK Beijing

CA 1552

Air China International

9:35 PM

738

CAN Guangzhou

CZ 3628

China Southern

10:20 PM

320

SHA Shanghai

FM 9268

Shanghai Airlines

10:30 PM

737

SHA Shanghai

MU 9268^

China Eastern Airlines

10:30 PM

737

SZX shenzhen

CZ3930

China Southern

10:35 PM

A320

SEL Seoul

KE9818

Korean Air Lines

3:50 PM

738

SEL Seoul

OZ3764

 Asiana Airlines 

2:40 PM

A320

Arrival

Origin

Flight

Airline

Arrival

Equip

HFE Hefei

MU 5170

China Eastern Airlines

2:00 PM

320

SHA Shanghai

FM 9267

Shanghai Airlines

3:25 PM

737

SHA Shanghai

FM9265

China Eastern Airlines

3:25 PM

737

XIY Xian

JD 5287

Beijing Capital Airlines

3:40 PM

319

XMN Xiamen

JD 5288

Beijing Capital Airlines

7:25 PM

319

PEK Beijing

CA 1551

Air China International

8:35 PM

738

CAN Guangzhou

CZ 3627

China Southern

9:20 PM

320

CKG Chongqing

FM 9268

Shanghai Airlines

9:40 PM

737

SZX shenzhen

CZ3929

China Southern

9:45 PM

A320

SEL Seoul

KE9818

Korean Air Lines

2:45 PM

738

SEL Seoul

OZ3764

 Asiana Airlines 

1:40 PM

A320

 
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