Huangshan Travel Guide

Huangshan Mountain
Huangshan Mountain    Pictures
Huangshan City, established as the scenic support area for the Huangshan Mountain, has become a tourist city that includes Huangshan Mountain Scenic Area and many ancient Huizhou style villages. It is located at the southernmost tip of Anhui Province. The city neighbors Jaingxi Province in the southwest, Zhejiang Province in the southeast, Xuancheng City in the northeast, and Chizhou City in the northwest.

Located in the subtropics, the city has a typical subtropical monsoon humid climate. It is clearly divided into four seasons with short spring and autumn while long summer and winter. The comfortable weather affords good opportunities to travel to the city and its stunning environs throughout the year.

It is a region with a long history and splendid cultures. Since using Huizhou as its former name, the city is famed for the ancient Hui Culture, including 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). The current name came in due form since April, 1988.
Huangshan Airport operates domestic flights to most major cities in China such as Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai as well as international flights to Seoul. Many direct trains run daily to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Nanjing and Hefei. There are also luxury buses everyday to main cities in south China including Hangzhou, Ningbo, Shanghai, Wuhan and Hefei.

 Best Time to Visit Huangshan

Huangshan Local Food
You should not miss the local delicious food and special cuisine. Local Hui cuisine with more than a hundred years’ history is one of the Eight Major Cuisines of China. The representative dishes include Mandarin Fish (Chou Guiyu), Steaming Shiji, Stewed Shi'er and Chicken and Huizhou Odorous Bean Curd. Besides, the abundant snacks in the city will also satisfy your appetite, specially including Youjian Mao Doufu (Fried Odorous Bean Curd), Xie Ke Huang (Yellow Shell Crab), Laba Tofu and Stir-fried Pond Snail (Chao Tianluo).

Shexian Inkstone
Popular local products are nice for you to buy when traveling there, such as chrysanthemum flowers, Santan loquats, Huizhou Chinese torreya, gyrophora and She County kumquat. Wan'an compasses and Huizhou carvings on wood, bamboo and brick are well-known traditional handcrafts. In additional, travelers can purchase some tea for drinking, since the city has more than 30 kinds of tea brands well-known both at home and abroad.

Nightlife in Huangshan
Nightlife here is not colorful, but it can be leisurely. For locals, drinking tea in a tea house is a popular activity, which you can join. Or you can walk to Xin’an River to appreciate the beauty of the city at night or just taste the local snacks in the night market along banks of Xin’an River. If you happen to be on the mountain, watching the sky with stars is a romantic activity.

Some fast facts and practical information are provided to make your trip easier.
  • Area Code & Zip Code
  • Banks
  • Hospitals
  • Useful Phone Numbers

- Last updated on Jan. 18, 2023 by Kina Lu -
Questions & Answers on Huangshan Travel
Asked by ALSHAN | Aug. 07, 2020 08:10Reply
ancient villages Hui
Hi, I plan to visit starting Aug 10th, Xidi, Hongcun, Changkan, Tangmo villages: which order is best when arriving at Huangshan station by train? (or Huangshan North?) Possible to sleep in the villages? After that climbing the Huangshan mountain. All possible in one week? What is the weather like at this period of time? A bit cold up in the mountain? Many thanks (your detailed description of the villages is good) Alex
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Answered by Arianna from SINGAPORE | Aug. 12, 2020 23:04

The order you mentioned would be ok. Both Huangshan Railway Station and the North Railway Station would be ok. You don't need to worry about. As I know, there would have several guesthouses in the villages.

According to the weather forecast, it will be 25C to 35C in the following days. You are suggested to bring some warm clothes because there would be a little bit cold on the top of the mountain.
Asked by MUYONG | Dec. 24, 2019 21:06Reply
How about this winter snow situation on Huangshan?
We want to see beautiful snow scenery but concerned that there'd be no snow when we're up there. Any suggestion on best timing to get better chance to see spectacular snowscape?
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Answered by Juliana from CANADA | Dec. 24, 2019 23:03

Don't worry. Based on the previous statistics, you can see the snow on the top of the mountain. Have a nice journey!
Answered by MUYONG | Dec. 25, 2019 23:35

Many thanks.
Asked by Titsuda Jaksirinont from THAILAND | Nov. 23, 2019 09:40Reply
Go to Shika snow mountain in December
Is it possible to go to Shika snow mountain in dec nearly new year
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Answered by Kate from CANADA | Nov. 25, 2019 17:59

Yes, you can go there during that time. Pay attention to keep warming and take enough winter clothes like down jacket.
Asked by Wong CC from MALAYSIA | Nov. 10, 2019 01:46Reply
Travel to Huangshan during winter.
My husband and I used to travel and visited Tibet in 2014. He is eighty and I am 74. would like to make a winter trip to Huangshan in winter. Please advise.
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Answered by Jenny from UKRAINE | Nov. 11, 2019 23:29

Don't worry. Winter will also be a good season for you to tour around Huangshan Mountain. Generally speaking, you can appreciate the beautiful snow scenery. There is one thing you need to pay attention to: Bring enough warm clothes. Have a nice trip!
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