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 Peak, Jade 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.
Located in Túnxī (屯溪), the central district of Huangshan City, Tunxi Old Street (屯溪老街 Túnxī Lǎo Jiē) is a stone pedestrian street lined with old..
The southernmost major peak accessible from the Western Steps, Celestial Capital Peak (Tiandu Feng) is 1,830 m (6,003 ft) high...
Huang Shan's hot springs (wenquan) maintain a steaming temperature of 42ºC (107ºF) year round. Guests may bathe in the healing waters, purported to..
At an elevation of 1,840 m (6,037 ft), Bright Summit Peak is the second highest in Huang Shan. North of Lotus Flower Peak and accessible via..