2011 - Backpacking to Shanghai day 6

Backpacking to Shanghai
18 winter days in China
29 Nov - 16 Dec 2011
Day 06 (04.12.2011) Tunxi (Huangshan City) day trip to Mt. Huangshan

We woke up at 5.15am for our coffee and some buns. As arranged by the hostel, a van picked us up to the railway station to board the bus (Y18 pp) for a one hour journey to Tangkou, which is at the foot of Huangshan Mountain. From here we took the park bus (Y13 pp) for 20 minutes up the mountain to the cable-car station. Here we bought the entrance ticket (Y150 pp) and the one way cable car ticket (Y65 pp). There was a long queue and we waited for about 45 minutes before we could board the cable car. We spent about 3 hours walking around before coming down. We rested at the hostel and at 7pm had dinner at One Floor Restaurant which was directly in front of our hostel. We had the most famous hairy crab which cost Y25 a crab (in Malaysia is RM25). We later walked to the New Street again for window shopping.

Temperature: 5°C (min) and 10°C (max)
Accommodation: Huangshan Old Street Youth Hostel (Y140 a room for 2)

a Chinese Mohican friend I met at the cable car station

Mt. Huangshan or Yellow Mountain in south of Anhui province, is the most famous

Mt. Huangshan is famous for its spectacular rocky peaks, oddly shaped pines, crystal-clear mountain springs and the sea of clouds. Mt. Huangshan range has been designated as a national park and declared a World Natural and Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO.

pine trees sprawl everywhere on the Mt.Huangshan

overstretched pine tree is like a man stretching his arms

Spectacular rocky peaks will inspire your imagination. Some look like human beings, birds or animals or many other objects. Something that makes the stones even more fascinating is that they assume varied shapes when seen from different angles.

green trees grow on the steep cliffs, showing the powerful vitality of plants

turtle cave
turtle cave

Peaks silhouetted by the sky look more forceful and spectacular.
a winding path at the peak, slightly scary but absolutely exciting!

road leading to Huangshan Bai Yun Hotel

had dinner at One Floor Restaurant which was directly in front of our hostel

had the most famous hairy crab which cost Y25 a crab (in Malaysia is RM25)
frankly speaking, nothing to eat

Mt. Huangshan

EXPENSES . . . .RMB . . . .RM . .Total Per pax

a. Bus - Tangkou to cable car station 52.00 26

Day 6
b. Cable car up 260.00 130

c. Entrance fee - Huangshan park 600.00 300

d. Cable car down 260.00 130

e. Bus - cable car station to Tangkou 52.00 26

f. Van - Tangkou to Tunxi Railway station 72.00 36

g Taxi - Railway station to Old Street IYH 8.00 4

h Dinner @ Yit Lou Restaurant 240.00 120

i Room - Old Street IYH 278.00 139

Y1,822    Y455

Total expenses for day 6 per person is Y455 or RM227

Day 01 (29.11.2011) AirAsia Kul - Hangzhou D7-306 17552225 hrs
Day 02 (30.11.2011) Hangzhou (West Lake walking)

Day 03 (01.12.2011) Hangzhou (West Lake cycling)
Day 04 (02.12.2011) Hangzhou by bus to Qiandao Lake (Thousand Island Lake)
Day 05 (03.12.2011) Qiandao Lake - ferry - Shendu - bus - Tunxi (Huangshan City)
Day 06 (04.12.2011) Tunxi (Huangshan City) - day trip to Mt.Huangshan
Day 07 (05.12.2011) Tunxi (Huangshan City) - day trip to Hongcun & Xidi
Day 08 (06.12.2011) Tunxi (Huangshan City) - by train to Nanjing

Day 09 (07.12.2011) Nanjing
Day 10 (08.12.2011) Nanjing by train to Taian (Shandong)
Day 11 (09.12.2011) Taian (Shandong) - day trip to Qufu
Day 12 (10.12.2011) Taian (Shandong) - day trip to Mt. Taishan
Day 13 (11.12.2011) Taian by train to Shanghai
Day 14 (12.12.2011) Shanghai - day trip to Suzhou
Day 15 (13.12.2011) Shanghai - day trip to The Bund
Day 16 (14.12.2011) Shanghai - day trip to Zhujiajiao the ancient water village
Day 17 (15.12.2011) Shanghai - Tian Zi Fang, Yuyuan garden & shopping

Day 18 (16.12.2011) Shanghai by train to Hangzhou AirAsia D7-303 to K Lumpur 14101910 hrs

1 comment:

  1. Fascinating background, skillful capture of the scenes of trees, water ways, mirror images of landscape and buildings, detailed pictorial reports of building frames and structures, of roof and
    air-well.... mine! You sure have in-depth knowledge where to shoot where it matters! Thorougly charmed by the fruit of your labour-the memorable pictures! Not to forget to mention the daily life's going on where by the locals,the older ladies at the alleys, sitting on stools to do their chores....the scenes most
    tourists won't bother to notice yet so captivaing.

    Alan Kok, KL