Banyan Tree Huangshan
Veiled in mist and cloud, the ethereal beauty of Mount Huangshan has endured throughout the ages. Eloquently portrayed in classic Chinese ink paintings and poems, its surreal scene of peculiarly shaped granite peaks, resilient-angled pines, sunrises and sunsets continue to mesmerise and strike a chord in many hearts.
After bathing in ‘Buddha’s Light’, a magnificent sunrise phenomenon at Mount Huangshan, climb the iconic Hundred-step Cloud Ladder to the Jade Screen Peak and give a salutatory nod to the 1,500 year old Welcoming-Guest Pine on your way to the Lotus Peak. At this 1,873 metre-high summit, witness the awe-inspiring sea of clouds with the world at your feet. Complete your Mount Huangshan experience with a spot of flora and wildlife viewing, a dip in the Purple Cloud Peak hot springs and sips of Fur Peak Tea.
Visit Xidi and Hongcun ancient villages, the preserves of traditional Chinese villages from the Ming and Qing dynasties and the authentic embodiments of regional culture and architectural style. With opulent facades and interiors, experience the cultural legacy of Hui heritage on full display. Take a leisurely stroll and gaze upon the surrounding mountains as you cross the bridges with meandering waterways underfoot.