Mt.Huangshan( Yellow Mountain) Mt.Huangshan ,literally: “Yellow Mountain”,is a mountain range in southern Anhui province in eastern China. The range is composed of material that was uplifted from an ancient sea during the Mesozoic era, 100 million years ago. The mountains themselves were carved by glaciers during the Quaternary. The area is well known for its scenery, sunsets, peculiarly shaped granite peaks, Huangshan Pine trees, and views of the clouds from above. Huangshan is a frequent subject of traditional Chinese paintings andliterature, as well as modern photography. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of China’s major tourist destinations. 5 wonders of Mt.Huangshan Odd-gestured Pine Huangshan ‘s Odd-shaped Pines take root deep in rocky crevices and display one thousand postures. The Guest-greeting Pine at the Jade Screen Peak is their outstanding example with its boughs out-stretching like arms welcoming mountain climbers. When you travel in China,you may find a picture of Guest-Greeting Pine is hung in almost all the family run restaurant. Grotesque Rocks On every peak of the Yellow Mountains there are numerous grotesque rocks with such vivid names ”Immortal Pointing the Way”, ”Magpie on a Plum Tree”, ”Eighteen Arhats Facing the South Sea”, ”Goddess Embroidering”, ”Immortal Sunning His Boot”, ”Squirrel Skipping to celestial Capital”, ”Golden Cock Crowing towards the Heavenly Gate”, ” Monkey Gazing at the Sea”, ” Boy Worshiping Buddha Guanine” and ”Rock Flying from afar”, etc. These fantastic rocks turn the Yellow Mountains into a museum of natural sculptures. These grotesque rocks were created by the nature. Early in the Quaternary Glacier Period, the landforms of the Yellow Mountains underwent great changes. Permeated and eroded by the glacier for millions upon millions of years, some rocks were splited open and others collapsed. Owing to exposure to nature over the years, rocks gradually took Sea of Cloud As the Yellow Mountains Range is high and dense with lush forests and has plenty of rainfall, it can be seen wrapped in misty clouds in all four seasons of the year, for about two thirds of the time. Therefore, the YellowMountains are also called ”Yunhai” (Sea of Clouds) which is geographically divided into North Sea, West Sea,East Sea, Heavenly Sea and Front Sea. These seas of clouds, vast and misty, billowing and surging, veil the valleys and mountains and allow only the peaks to show like green islands over their boundless foamy expanses. At daybreak, the rising sun casts its golden rays on the silver sea of clouds, making the Yellow Mountains Rangeeven more enchanting. Hot Spring Huangshan’s Hot Spring flows steadily in all weathers and constantly keeps the temperature at 42C. The spring water is not only suitable for bathing but is also said to be effective in curing diseases of dermatitis, arthritis and nervous system. After a snowfall, the natural hot springs and pools of Huangshan Mountain are encircled by snow, the mountains and trees covered in white are reflected in the water. The steam rising from the springs, which can be much more clearly seen due to the cold weather, make the area tranquil and mysterious. It is no wonder poets have been inspired for centuries at Huangshan Mountain. Winter Snow What makes Huangshan Mountain’s snow different is the magic that occurs when the snow settles on the ancient pines, rocks, and pools of Huangshan Mountain. It forms a perfect union that makes this already amazing area even more beautiful. Because of the spectacular beauty, the snow on Huangshan Mountain is called the fifth wonder of Huangshan Mountain.