Monday, 21 November 2011

Mount HUANGSHAN - World Cultural and Natural Heritage

HUANGSHAN, literally “Yellow Mountain” in Chinese, is located in southern ANHUI Province in eastern China. It is a major tourist destination in China, and listed by UNESCO as the “World Cultural and Natural Heritage”. Since there will be millions of tourists visiting the mountain, winter would be another choice for those who want a tranquil holiday. Winter is also the best season for photographers to take pictures of HUANGSHAN’s wonders – sunrises, pine trees, strangely jutting granite peaks, and views of clouds touching the mountainsides.
As I mentioned, HUANGSHAN is also renowned for its splendid cultures. Much of HUANGSHAN’s reputation derives from its significance in Chinese art and literature. Here are the works that are painted in a traditional way.
In addition, HONGCUN, literally “Great Village” in Chinese, is near the southwest slope of HUANGSHAN. The village became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. The architecture dating back to the Ming and Qing dynasties are the best preserved in China. Scenes from the film “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” were filmed on location in HUNGCUN.

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