Huangshan City, located in East China's Anhui Province with its world-renowned Huangshan Mountain, is to host a Spring Rape Flower Photography Tour between March 3 and April 10 this year to lure more visitors.
Beautiful scenery at the Huangshan Mountain. [Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]
As a major tourist attraction in China, the most popular activity in the Huangshan Mountain area is hiking around to see the scenery, but there are also other things for you to enjoy. You may have seen a yellow field of rape flowers, you may have climbed a majestic mountain, and you may have felt the joy of wandering among Chinese traditional architecture. However, did you see the rape flowers yellowing the fields, with the hot springs and Huizhou-style ancient architecture around, at the foot of the world-renowned Huangshan Mountain?
The blooming season of rape flowers will last from late March to early April, and March 18 to April 5 is said to be the golden period in which to see them this year.
• Getting to the Huangshan Mountains
With the Huangshan-Hangzhou expressway and the Huangshan-Tongling-Hefei expressway, you can get to the mountains by bus conveniently. There is a daily bus service from Hangzhou: it's a 2.5-hour journey to the city or a 3.5-hour journey to the mountains.
Meanwhile, trains are also available here. And the Huangshan Airport is open to foreign airplanes. It is a 10-minute drive from Huangshan City and there are daily flights to and from Shanghai.
• Preferential Treatment
Between Feb 12 and Dec 31 this year, with a valid identification card and membership card, Members of the Chinese Photographers Society and its provincial branches can enjoy free tickets to a Huangshan Mountain scenic spot and free services on the cableway.