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Yellow Mountain is a blend of the majesty of Taishan Mountain, the ruggedness of Hushan Mountain, the cloud of Hengshan Mountain, the flying waterfall of Lushan Mountain, the bizarre rock of Yandangshan Mountain and the beauty of E'mei Mountain. Especially, Mt.Huangshan is famous for its four supreme sights: strange pines, grotesque rocks, the sea of clouds and hot springs in the world. It has the reputation of "China's first strange mountain". It's one of the first state-level key scenic resorts. It's also a world-level tourist attraction. In 1990, Yellow Mountain was added to the list of "Human Natural Heritage protected in the world" by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It has become the treasure of all mankind.
It's said that Mt.Huangshan is the place where Huangdi, Chinese ancestor, lived, refined precious medicines and became a supernatural being suddenly. There are hundreds of peaks and thousands of ravines in Yellow Mountain, 72 of which have names. The Heavenly Capital Peak, the Lotus Flower Peak and the Brightness Peak are the three major peaks, all rising above 1,800 meters above sea level. They erect nearly to the sky. It's majestic and splendid.
Yellow Mountain covers an area of 1200 square kilometers, with a well developed scenic area of 154 square kilometers. Yellow Mountain is a blend of the majesty of Taishan Mountain, the ruggedness of Hushan Mountain, the cloud of Hengshan Mountain, the flying waterfall of Lushan Mountain, the bizarre rock of Yandangshan Mountain and the beauty of E'mei Mountain. 2 lakes, 3 waterfalls, 16 springs and 24 brooks show their beauty at the same time. Yellow Mountain is famous for its "four wonders"-odd-shaded pines, grotesque rocks, the sea of clouds and the hot springs in the world. Xu Xiake who has visited Yellow Mountain twice, a noted Chinese geologist in the Ming Dynasty, left the praise of "Don't visit mountain after finishing traveling Five Mountains, and don't visit other four mountains after traveling Huangshan".
The scenery of Yellow Mountain in four seasons is different. Sunrise, sunset glow, Buddha lightness and foggy pine are all interesting. It also wins the reputation of "natural Zoo and botanical garden". It can be regarded as a fairyland on earth. In addition, there are many other tourist spots, such as the Cloud Valley Temple, the Pine Valley Nunnery, the White Cloud Brook, the Jade Valley, etc. They are all attractive. On November 8, 1982, Yellow Mountain is ratified to list into the first state key scenic spots by the State Council of the People's Republic of China. Yellow Mountain was listed to the list of "World Cultural and Natural Heritage" by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, It has become the treasure of all mankind. In 2000, Yellow Mountain was listed as the state AAAA-level scenic spot. In 2001, it became the first scenic spots recommended by the state travel bureau.