Classic Yellow Mountain & Ancient Huizhou Villages 4-Day Trip
In Huangshan, other than the Yellow Mountain, its Huizhou-style villages are good places for tourists to see the rural China that has existed for so many centuries but is now disappearing. Xidi is an old village cluster where 124 traditional houses remain. The highlight here is the Huizhou-style predominant architectures that make it a black-and-white village: white walls, dark tiles, horse-head gables, stone drums or mirrors and interior-showing courtyards. It was the style favored by the local merchant class. Hongcun, about 15 km away from Xidi, has several of the same features as Xidi but distinguishes itself by the pools and narrow streets. It is a bit difficult to navigate in the town, as it possesses a strange shape like a water buffalo. Moon Pond, a crescent-shaped pool surrounded by houses is outstanding in Hongcun as well as a number of big houses open to the public here. Featured in carved wooden beams, those residences passed from the old times are so different from the whitewashed stone exteriors of themselves. In the year of 1999 Xidi and Hongcun altogether were listed in the Catalog of World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.
*Sightseeing of Huangshan wonders: strange pine, rocks, sea of clouds & hot spring
*Xidi & Hongcun: ancient and unique Huizhou style villages
*Experience the feeling of ancient Huizhou in Tunxi Old Street
- Tour code: CPT-HT-02
- Price: from $477 p/p
- Tour type: private tour
- Departure date: flexible
- Travel route: Huangshan
- Trip length: 4 Days 3 nights
Huangshan Arrival, Tunxi Old Street
Today make your way to Huangshan City by flight or train. Your private tour guide will meet you when you arrive in Huangshan, you will be picked up by local tour guide and then transfer to the hotel.
After check-in, go for a relaxing stroll on the 900-year-old Tunxi Ancient Street. Tunxi Old Street is a historic street in the center of Huangshan City, which consists of a main street and several lanes. It brings together the most famous study shops, antique shops and time-honored Huizhou restaurants. In addition, there are also cultural cafes and fashionable bars for you to experience the vitality of Huangshan.
You can also buy some packed food or fruits for your stay on Yellow Mountain in the next days. Have a good rest and get ready for your Yellow Mountain tour!
Yellow Mountain Sightseeing: Jade Screen Scenic Area to West Sea Scenic Area
After breakfast, drive for about 1 hour to the foot of Mt.Huangshan, enter Huangshan Scenic Area. Exchange to the shuttle bus to the cable car station, and then take Yuping ropeway to Jade Screen Scenic Area. Known as Manjusri Monastery in ancient times, Jade Screen Scenic Spot is almost a collection of Huangshan's spectacular scenery, so it is known as one of the best points of Yellow Mountain. You can view famous scenery like Welcome Pine, Squirrel Jump to the Sky, Peacock Play with Lotus and Rhinoceros Watch the Moon, etc.
After lunch and a short break, you will start hiking to the Bright Summit through One-Line-Sky and Lotus Peak in about 3 hours. Trek to see the Flying-over Rock, and finally get to West Sea Scenic Area.
Check into hotel and enjoy the wonderful sights of Huangshan sunset.
Yellow Mountain Sightseeing: Dream Scenic Area, North Sea Scenic Area, Beginning-to-believe Peak
Get up early in the morning as you will be led by your guide to see the marvelous Huangshan sunrise (if weather permits). The breathtaking sight appears when the golden light of the sun punctures the clouds and mists at dawn. Go back to the hotel for breakfast, and then start sightseeing today. Firstly trek through fascinating Dreamland Scenic Area, which is also called the West Sea Grand Canyon. Here the fantastic West Sea monorail ride would certainly be a big surprise. With numerous grotesque peaks approaching you, it's just like flying through a wonderland. After that, trek to the famous Fairy-walking Bridge that was incredibly stretched over the abyss.
In the afternoon, trek to the the North Sea Scenic Area, view the famous Stone Monkey Watching the Sea, and then pass by Beginning-to-believe Peak. Get your cameras ready to capture more beautiful landscape and remember Yellow Mountain's wonders in your mind.
Descend the mountain by Mercy Light Ropeway, and then exchange to the shuttle bus to the attraction exit. Be sent back to downtown Huangshan's hotel.
Visit Xidi & Hongcun, Huangshan Departure
Today do some leisure walking in ancient villages near Mt.Huangshan. Xidi and Hongcun are two exceptionally preserved traditional Chinese villages from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Their towns capes are developed in harmony with the natural environment, using the geomantic principles of Feng Shui theory that have long been held in esteem in China. The drive from Huangshan City to Xidi may take about 45 minutes and is a pleasant one through the hilly and rural landscape of Anhui Province.
Spend the morning sightseeing in Xidi villages and then you will have lunch in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, be sent to Hongcun Village where you are certainly amazed by the lavish interiors in those public-allowed residences. If time is enough, try visiting some of the other villages which are with less the commercial atmosphere.
After the tour, be sent to the train station or airport, wave goodbye to the spectacular Yellow Mountain!
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√ Meals mentioned in the itinerary;
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