Huangshan Mountain, formerly called Yishan Mountain, is one of the ten celebrated scenic spots in China and the only one in mountainous region. It is located within the boundaries of Huangshan Mountain municipality in the south of Anhui Province. The Huangshan Mountain Mountains is about 40 km across form north to south and 30 km from east to west. Its sight - seeing area covers 154 square kilometers, so it is known as "five - hundred - li Huangshan Mountain".
In Huangshan Mountain, there are lofty peaks, steep valleys, winding streams and brooks, luxuriant plants and trees - so many beautiful scenes that one simply can't take them all in. Huangshan Mountain has a pleasant weather, and its charming scenery changing during different seasons attracts tourists all the year round.
Huangshan Mountain's wonders are completely the masterpiece of nature without any adornment so it is of a pure natural beauty. An ancient tourist once remarked:" Huangshan Mountain's beauty is unparalleled on earth. Once you ascend the Huangshan Mountain Mountains, you will find other mountains nothing but mounds or hillocks." What a praise Huangshan Mountain has won!
The attractive landscapes scattered in the vast area include three lakes, three falls, twenty ponds, twenty-four streams, seventy-two peaks, accompanied with the majestic view of sunrise, gorgeous sunset glow and wonderful Buddha halo. Huangshan Mountain is especially famous for its beautiful pine trees, jagged rocks in strange shapes, bubbling hot springs and rapidly changing clouds, which form a unique spectacle of its own that will enchant the tourists so much as to make them linger on and on.
Huangshan Mountain's scenery is based on its peaks. Each of the seventy-two peaks in different shapes has its own charm. Lotus Peak and Celestial Capital Peak are distinguished for their loftiness, steepness and grandeur, while Shixin Peak shooting out from the deep valley impresses us with its slenderness, quietness and delicacy. The harmony of strength and gracefulness, the two qualities of beauty, make a superb picture of Huangshan Mountain.
Huangshan Mountain is beautiful for its pines. The hardy, old pines are all beautifully shaped by nature, some growing out of the rock cracks, some standing adhering to the cliff, some overhanging over the deep valley, and some capping the head of rock. Green and luxuriant are the giant pines several dozen feet high. Subtle and exquisite are the miniature pines only several inches in height. There are pines stretching out their arm-like branches like earnest ushers greeting guests year after year. There are also pines with twisted and gnarled roots that look like flying dragon or couching tiger keeping one in awe. Upturning or overhanging, stretching or twisting, standing or crawling, Huangshan Mountain's pines growing in various styles are all natural works of art.
Huangshan Mountain is wonderful for its varied scenes and changeable views. "Peak, rock, pine, everything here is marvelous; cloud, water, mountain all seem to be living." The clouds float to and from among the pine trees and the brooks flow murmuring around the rocks. The view changes when you move a step and the scene varies with the time, weather and season. It is " change" that makes Huangshan Mountain distinguished from other mountains. Huangshan Mountain is too beautiful for words, so the best thing to do is to tour it and get some idea of it for yourself.