Lotus Flower Peak

Admission:

General park admission is RMB 130, good for all trails and sights within the park.

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How to get there:

The Western Steps will take you to the trail to the peak, whether you approach from the north or south. You can take a shortcut from the Hot Springs Area near Ciguang Temple via the Jade Screen Peak Cable Car. From the northern terminal, it's a walk of about 1.25 km (3/4 of a mile) The southern cable car terminal is accessible by road from Tangkou.

Reaching the dizzying height of 1,864 m (6,000 ft), Lotus Flower Peak is the highest of Huang Shan's major summits. It takes its name from the arrangement of smaller ridges and peaks around it, which are said to resembe a lotus flower. The imaginative interpretation of nature's fantastic shapes here don't stop with the peak: it's famed for pines in the shape of flying dragons. Depending on the time of year, it's also possible to see the rare Yellow Mountain Azalea in bloom.
 

Needless to say, the view is gorgeous, with nearby Bright Summit PeakJade Screen Peak and Celestial Capital Peak rising in spectacular fashion. The Yupinglou Hotel is situated below the peak just off the Western Steps, which provide access both from the north and south.

 

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