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Huangshan Mountain China

Huangshan mountain is famous for the Sea of Clouds, mists that roll in below you leaving just peaks popping out.

The mountains are all the more attractive because of the endemic Huangshan Pine trees that cover this near 2,000m high mountain, and of course the monkeys are popular !

Huangshan mountain is actually not one mountain but a range, so there are numerous peaks, there are however a few hotels on top you can stay in but note that anywhere you want to go entails walking up/down thousands of steps.
Note the better hotels also serve excellent Western style buffet breakfasts, The cheaper hotels will serve Chinese only. There are maybe 5-6 hotels in total.

You can access it from a number of directions so it's worth researching the different cable car routes - otherwise you will have long, tiring, treks to find your hotel or the shots you've chosen to shoot from.
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Most people will fly into Huangshan airport and then make the 1 hour ride to villages at the base of the mountain by taxi. Though a bus is almost as quick and will cost a fraction of the taxi price - the buses run from the airport (but have your location written down in Pinyin and Chinese to make sure you are directed to the right bus).

You can stay the night in a small hotel (if necessary, flights from Shanghai tend to be in the afternoon so you arrive too late to get to and up the mountain) and take one of the 3-4 cable cars up in the morning. You could also drive from Shanghai, it will take about 5 hours to get to Huangshan mountain (not the town, which all the distance markers are directing you to).

Most people will stay in Tangkou or Tanjiaqiao, I prefer the village at the rear of the mountain, Jiaocun. All hotels can arrange a taxi to take you to the cable car ticket offices. Personally I find it best to stay 2-3 or even 4 nights on top after you arrive to make the best of your trip. Check the weather carefully for the conditions you want before flying there !
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Sunrise

05:36 18:45
08:16
30°8'40.8546" N 118°9'36.2226" E

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Manuel Becker
Manuel Becker 10.02.2017
Damn it Kevin, your photos + the description of the spot are just perfect! Thank you so much for sharing this with us, really appreciate it!
Kevin Harding
Kevin Harding 12.02.2017
Thank you Manuel ! I hope people find it helpful and they can always contact me if they need further assistance in getting there (I have lived in Shanghai for the past 18 years).

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