Huangshan City, located in the southern part of Anhui Province, is named after the famous Yellow Mountains that cover much of its vast geographic expanse. The city is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Mount Huangshan and Hongcun and Xidi, the ancient villages of Southern Anhui, making it a major tourist destination in China.
The prefecture-level city of Huangshan includes three urban districts and four counties, which are further divided into 145 township-level divisions. The urban center of Huangshan was originally the city of Tunxi and is now called Tunxi District. Locals still call the city Tunxi to distinguish the urban core from other parts of Huangshan.
Lower elevations of Huangshan City have a humid subtropical climate, with short, cool winters and long, very hot and humid summers. Precipitation is concentrated in spring and the earlier part of summer, and is more than double than the normal annual precipitation in northern parts of the province.
Huangshan is famous for its tea, including Keemun tea, which is produced in Qimen County, and Maofeng green tea. The city is also home to significant tourism, centered on Mount Huang and including other scenic and historic sites (such as Xidi and Hongcun), which it has promoted to international markets in recent years.
Due to rugged terrain, Huangshan was historically a secluded region. In recent decades, improvements to the transportation infrastructure have made the city and its surrounding tourist attractions more accessible. The Huangshan Tunxi International Airport offers regular flights to cities across China, as well as Seoul, Hong Kong, and Taipei. Huangshans main passenger station is now Huangshan North station, which is accessible via high-speed rail over the Hefei–Fuzhou high-speed railway and the Hangzhou–Huangshan intercity railway. Major expressways which pass through Huangshan City include the G56 Hangzhou–Ruili Expressway, the G3 Beijing–Taipei Expressway, and National Route G205.
Huangshan occupies the southernmost part of Anhui and is bordered by Chizhou to the northwest, Xuancheng to the northeast, Jiangxi Province to the southwest, and Zhejiang Province to the southeast. Huangshans history dates back to the time of the First Emperor. The citys current jurisdiction covers much of the historical and cultural region of Huizhou, which together with Anqing formed the name of Anhui Province.
In the Ming dynasty, Zheng Zhizhen, a native of Qimen County, wrote the opera Mulian Rescues His Mother. According to local legend, Zheng was blind when he wrote the opera and was restored to full sight by a grateful Guanyin (the legend also has it that when Zheng later wrote a love story he went blind again). In 2011, local authorities promoted performance of the Ming dynasty play Mulian Rescues His Mother as a tourist attraction.
Come and explore the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Huangshan City, a must-visit destination in China.