Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Huangshan, Anhui

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1107

Huangshan is located in Huangshan City, Anhui Province. It covers an area of 160 km2. It is a scenic attraction with granite peaks, fault-block mountains and Quaternary glacial relics. The three iconic peaks, namely, Lotus Peak (1,864 m above sea level), Tiandu Peak and Guangming Peak, are famous for their exotic pines, unique rocks, clouds and hot springs. The famous scenic sites include Er Lake, San Waterfall, Twenty-four Stream, and Seventy-two Peaks. Xu Xiake exclaimed ‘After seeing the Five Mountains, there is no need to see any other hills. After seeing Huangshan, there is no need to see the Five Mountains’.

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