In the history of Chinese painting, the Huangshan mountain, a typical jagged granite rock covered with pine trees that create a spectacular landscape, has been a great inspiration among artists and also photographers over the years.

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Views are opening in between the rocks.
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Getting to the top. Trees seem like a small ball of fluff.
Sharp rocks of Huangshan.
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Top of the rocks covered with pine trees, seems the only tree would grow on the rock.

The infrastructure in the Huangshan mountains is striking, there are hotels, restaurants, trash bins, security, safety facilities and fire hydrants.

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Hotels, restaurants and other facilities on the the mountain are serviced by qualified personnel. Today, the mountain can even be visited by a paralysed person. You can pay to be carried on stretchers, along with your things, dangling on long, crossed, bamboo poles, balanced on the shoulders of a ‘slave’. Who said slavery no longer exists?

Man carrying tourists’ bags.
Man carrying tourists’ bags.

In China, domestic tourism is incredibly developed, because of this Huangshan is very busy across the year. In recent years, the savings and personal wealth of the Chinese people has begun to grow, and is evident in their lifestyle, travel habits and from the Chinese themselves.

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Tourists on the viewing platform.
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Sharp rocks of Huangshan surrounded by pine trees and birches.

Despite the crowds of tourists, Huangshan rewards visitors with moments of calm and the unearthly views are breathtaking.

Wavy mountains in the distance.
Porters hiding from tourists and resting on the hill.
Porters hiding from tourists and resting on the hill.
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Looking down to the meeting area with ridiculously small people.
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Smooth side of Yellow Mountain.
Chinese person occupied with his usual activity – having a nap.
Chinese person occupied with his usual activity – having a nap.
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looking at the jagged rocks of Yellow Mountain.

Today, the mountain has a stair path, and for those who do not want to hike to it there are cable cars, which are mainly used by tourists.

Some people still climb the mountain on foot.
Some people still climb the mountain on foot.

Wife and husband.
Wife and husband.
The usual cable with locks at the mountain peak.
The usual cable with locks at the mountain peak.
One of the viewpoints after the ascent.
One of the viewpoints after the ascent.

I always wondered why the Chinese are susceptible to buying such useless junk; this time it’s gloves and a stick that will eventually be thrown out.

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Man with the walking stick was purchased just for the mountain.
Sellers are getting busy.
Sellers are getting busy.
Group of tourists have discovered a monkey.
Group of tourists have discovered a monkey.
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In the bamboo forest.

A few years ago, a nearby town called Tunxi was renamed to Huangshan to attract people to visit the mountain.

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Men walking down the street of Tunxi.
Girl helps her mother at a restaurant.
Girl helps her mother at a restaurant.
Tunxi by night.
Tunxi by night.