Huangshan Mountain Facts – Mount Huangshan in southern Anhui province is a world famous scenic resort. It is located at the center of the ancient Huizhou area ,which encompasses today’s Mount Huangshan District, Shexian, Xiuning, and Yixian counties. It serves as the demarcation point for the water systems of the Yangtze and Qiantang rivers: the rivers north of the mountain empty into the Yangtze through the Qingyi River, and those south of it pour into the Qiantang via the Xin’an River.
The moutain streches for 40 kilometers from south to north, and 30kilometers from east to west. IT totals 1,200 square kilometers, with the best tourist sights lying across an area of 154 square kilometers. In 1990 Mount Huangshan was approved by UNESCO as a world cultural and nutural heritage site, and it was selected a world ecopark in 2004.
Why go to Mt.Huangshan?
Wu yue is the collective name given to China’s most important mountains, namely Mt. Taishan in Shandong Province, Mt. Huashan in Shaanxi Province, Mt. Hengshan in Shanxi Province, Mt. Songshan in Henan Province and Mt. Hengshan in Hunan Province. It is said that you won’t want to visit any other mountains after seeing wu yue but you won’t wish to see even wu yue after returning from Mt. Huangshan. This saying may give you some idea of the beauty and uniqueness of Mt. Huangshan. Together with the Yellow River, the Yangtze River and the Great Wall, Mt. Huangshan has become one of the great symbols of China.
Mt. Huangshan can boast not only of its magnificence but also its abundant resources and great variety of zoological species, for which it has been listed as a World Natural and Cultural Heritage Site.