Huangshan has the most beautiful and dramatic mountain – Yellow Mountain (Mt. Huanghan) – in China, and perfectly-kept ancient Huizhou-style villages, making it an ideal destination for photography. Photographers have been charmed and inspired by Yellow Mountain’s natural marvels and the nearby picturesque villages which are given magic.

This tour is especially crafted for photographers, enthusiasts and beginners, and can be tailored to suit your photography and travel style. Our local guides know the best places to capture wind-carved pine trees, breathtaking peaks punching through amazing seas of cloud, and incredible winter snow scenery of Yellow Mountain, as well as the black-tile-and-white-wall traditional dwellings.

We won’t miss the best photography sites & locations

Yellow Mountain Sunrise: Bright Summit, Lion Peak, Refreshing Terrace

Yellow Mountain Sunset: Bright Summit, Cloud-Dispelling Pavilion, Flying-Over Rock

Yellow Mountain Seas of Clouds: West Sea Grand Canyon (also for grotesque rock forest), Refreshing Terrace

Hongcun & Xidi Villages: original elegant village layout with original Huizhou style architecture dating to Ming and Qing Dyansty

Mukeng Bamboo Forest: one of the shooting locations of the film Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

Xin’an River Landscape Gallery: natural scenery, rape flowers, Huizhou village and culture

Suggested times for photography

April to June and September to November are the best times for Huangshan and Yellow Mountain photography.

The spring season from March to May is ideal for rapeseed-flower photography.

December to March is the season for Yellow Mountain winter photography.

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Huangshan is 3 hours by bullet train from Shanghai and 2 hours from Hangzhou. And there are flights to Huangshan from major Chinese cities. Upon arrival at Huangshan railway station or airport, meet your ETC guide and driver, and transfer to the foot of Yellow Mountain, then take cable car up to the mountain top. Relax and get your camera and all photographic equipment ready for photo opportunities (e.g. sunset) that may come at any time.

Get up early this morning to capture the sunrise (weather permitting), stretching your eyesight through the morning fog despersed gradually by the soft gleaming light. Your guide wiill lead you to the right sites (Bright Summit or Refreshing Terrace, or both) for photo shooting, depending on your travel season and the weather. Bright Summit is the second highest peak (1840m). Later, explore the spectacular West Sea Grand Canyon where the rock peaks are rising surprisingly among the dreamlike seas of clouds and tenacious pine trees are growing from the sheer cliff. Take care of your camera when walking on the rugged stone paths. Watch the sunset at Dispelling Cloud Pavilion or Flying-Over Rock (weather permitting), before return to your hotel. Have a good rest tonight.

It will take much time and energy for you to walk on the mountain. So if feel tired on the way, your guide can adjust your itinerary flexibly. Of course you can discuss on it with your travel advisor of Easy Tour China when planning the trip.

  Important Notes: 

  • West Sea Grand Canyon and Lotus Peak will be closed from December to the next March, due to the snowy weather. So we will adjust your itinerary.

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Yellow Mountain

Today you will have have another opportunity to take photos of Yellow Mountain at sunrise hours if you haven’t got your perfect image. Also make the most of your time to explore other attractions of Yellow Mountain and capture amazing shots. Then take cable car down the mountain, and transfer to Bishan Village in Yi County, one of the famous Huizhou-style villages in Huangshan. The village has the ruins of Song Dynasty garden, a private school in the Ming Dynasty, and an ancient pagoda in the Qing Dynast, as well as more than 100 well-preserved ancient dwellings and ancestral halls, which are marvelous themes for photography.

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Today we’ll photograph the bamboo seas, and take your photography to the next level with ancient Chinese village discovery. Mukeng Bamboo Forest has inspired the “dreamlike sword fight on the bamboo” of Oscar winner Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. The forest is a natural oxygen bar and a land of idyllic beauty – you’ll enjoy it. Then head for Xidi Village (or Hongcun Village), part of the UNESCO-protected Yellow Mountain and Southern Anhui ancient villages. The photo chances are endless as you experience the culture, disover the local dwellings, ancestral halls, ancient paths, shops, food stalls, and when you are treated as a friend being shown around to the best and most of the village and even invited to a local’s home for portrait photography.

Meal: B, L

Hongcun Village

The photo tour to Xin’an River Landscape Gallery covers rich natural themes from forests, tea plantation, orchards on the mountain, and river-side traditional Anhui village, with the black tile and white walls reflected on the water. If you travel in spring, capture the vast cauliflower in full blossom and gleaming the sunlight. There’re also chances you can photograph the fisherman and the artists performing local opera.

Thereafter, transfer to the airport or railway station for departure. We’re sure you have got incredible photographs and unforgettable cultural experience. Goodye and welcome to photograph another destination in China.

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What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suite Your Preference

    We hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our city tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

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