TRAVEL: Huangshan, Anhui (Part I)

Visited June 16-18, 2010. Go to Part II: June 18.

Misty River in Huangshan

Misty River in Huangshan

Attractions Checklist:

  • Tunxi (Old Town) Ancient Road (June 16)
  • Chorus of the Anhui show (June 16)
  • Huangshan Mountain hike (June 17)

Huangshan (meaning Yellow Mountain) is one of the many must-see sights in China. Its landscape is the most famous for its unique rocky formations. In fact, the landscapes of the Hallelujah Mountains in James Cameron’s blockbuster hit, Avatar, were said to be inspired by the mountainous scenery of Huangshan, Anhui province and Zhangjiajie, Hunan province (via Avatar Movie Blog). Traditionally, the literati regarded rocks and mountains as containing spiritual properties (i.e. balance of the universe), representing famous peaks, and representing the grandeur of nature (via The Art of Asia).

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