Huangshan, China
黄山

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Huángshān 黄山 (Yellow Mountain), Ānhuī, China — August 3, 2006

Unesco World Heritage Site


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Epic sunrise at Huángshān 黄山, Ānhuī, China — August 3, 2006


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Tree, Huángshān 黄山, Ānhuī, China — August 3, 2006


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Happy sunrise at Huángshān 黄山, Ānhuī, China — August 3, 2006


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Gorgeous outcropping, Huángshān 黄山, Ānhuī, China — August 3, 2006


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Sunset, Huángshān 黄山, Ānhuī, China — August 3, 2006


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100元 ticket for Huángshān 黄山, Ānhuī, China — August 3, 2006


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Locked in love, Huángshān, China — August 4, 2006

Lovers place these locks here as symbols of their love.

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Gorgeous view, Huángshān 黄山, China — August 3, 2006


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Chinese tour group, Huángshān, China — August 4, 2006

There were a lot of native Chinese visiting Huangshan and it got very busy at times. My recommendation would be to never go during a national holiday and book your hotel well in advance or you will be renting a dirty tent at the summit without the highly-needed shower options. (I ended up begging a hotel to put me in a dorm so I could take a hot shower.) Still, with all the crowds, a pilgrimage to this famous mountain is a must for first and repeat visitors to China.


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Bridge over 1,000’ drop, Huángshān 黄山, China — August 4, 2006


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Sunset, Huángshān 黄山, Ānhuī, China — August 3, 2006


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Lone tree on cliff, Huángshān 黄山, Ānhuī, China — August 3, 2006


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Stickman porting vitals, Huángshān, China — August 3, 2006

I opted to not take the gondola to the summit of Huangshan; so instead I walked. It took me more than half the day and was entirely beautiful and fully exhausting. On my way up, I was passed by porters carrying heavy loads of dozens and dozens of eggs, vegetables, and who knows what else. The hike up Huángshān was hard enough without 60 pounds of fragile items balanced over my shoulders, and I cannot image how hese guys did it. What is even more baffling is that it was cheaper to hire these guys than put the food on the gondola.


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Tree, Huángshān 黄山, Ānhuī, China — August 3, 2006


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Red berries, Huángshān 黄山, China — August 4, 2006


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Treacherous path, Huángshān 黄山, China — August 4, 2006


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“Woah!” Huángshān, China — August 4, 2006


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Spiring pinnacle, Huángshān 黄山, Ānhuī, China — August 3, 2006


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Pillar rocks, Huángshān 黄山, Ānhuī, China — August 3, 2006


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Brian enjoying Huángshān 黄山, Ānhuī, China — August 3, 2006


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Sunrise, Huángshān 黄山, Ānhuī, China — August 3, 2006


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Green leaves, Huángshān 黄山, Ānhuī, China — August 4, 2006


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Hotel with a view, Huángshān 黄山, Ānhuī, China — August 4, 2006


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Lazy tourist, Huángshān 黄山, China — August 4, 2006


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Tree, Huángshān 黄山, Ānhuī, China — August 3, 2006


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Sunset, Huángshān 黄山, China — August 3, 2006


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Brian at Huángshān 黄山, China — August 3, 2006


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Lone trees, Huángshān 黄山, Ānhuī, China — August 3, 2006


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View down, Huángshān 黄山, Ānhuī, China — August 3, 2006


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Bees, Huángshān 黄山, China — August 4, 2006


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View down, Huángshān 黄山, Ānhuī, China — August 3, 2006


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Towering peak, Huángshān 黄山, Ānhuī, China — August 3, 2006


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Gorgeous view, Huángshān 黄山, China — August 3, 2006


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Gorgeous view, Huángshān 黄山, China — August 3, 2006


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Afternoon, Huángshān 黄山, China — August 3, 2006

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