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Trip to yellow mountain – Huangshan Hot Springs

Trip to yellow mountain – Huangshan Hot Springs

You’ll find the Huangshan Hot Springs a short ride down from the west entrance to the park.

Buy a ticket on the bus for 8 yuan. Alternatively , walk down , it’s 1.5km and signposted.
I’d done enough walking for the day.°

Hot Springs Roman Bath
Hot Springs Roman Bath

Best Western – Huangshan Hot Springs

These springs are run by Best Western. A hotel chain that Franchises residences worldwide.
They aren’t the best hotels, but they do have a good general standard. Some of them are in unusual locations, like this one, and the quality is generally good.

There were a selection of 8 different pools, all fed from the natural hot springs at the foot of the mountains. Each spring had a different property introduced by the owner. There was —

Citrus Spring – Infused with lemon and other citrus. The spring was said to introduce the natural vitamin C through the skin. 38°C

Tea Spring – Infused with green tea. Didn’t see any leaves. Felt like a normal spring. Said to aid the dissolution of anti-oxidants in the skin. 40°C.

Sand bath – Basically, pebbles of sand in a deep pool of hot, sulphourus spring water.

Fish Spring – Filled with tiny living fishies. The fishies come up and eat your dead skin. You have to be careful as not to stand on the little blighters when you get in. Tickles at first. This was definitely fun, and something I’ve not seen before. 40°C

Hot Springs Fish Pool
Hot Springs Fish Pool

Hot Spring – Just a normal hot spring. 40°C.

Monkey Spring – Hot with a large monkey pouring out water on the Chinese below… Hot 40+°C.

Roman Spring – In a Roman style. Large and opulent. 38°C

Roman Bath – In a circular ‘bath’ style. 30+°C

As well as the facilities which included a steam room and sauna, (my favorite).

Came out of here feeling a lot better for my soak. Took the taxi down to town which cost another 20 yuan.

Comes well recommended if you happen to be up that way.


Trip to Yellow Mountain – Preparing for your trip and getting up the mountain

Trip to Yellow Mountain – Preparing for your trip and getting up the mountain


This is a journey in several stages.

1) Haul yourself out of bed at 3am.
2) Haul your ass down to the transit interchange. (Almost directly opposite the KFC and NEXT TO THE SINOPEC).
3) Queue for a ticket to catch the bus . You will need to catch a bus into the park this is the only way.

“You buy ticket to wicket?!!?”


4) Arrive at the park and buy a ticket for the MOUNTAIN and the CABLE CAR , to reach the Goose peak plateau for sunrise.
5) Prepare for some walking…

I walked around most of the sights, but the signs aren’t that good.

Take your own food and water. You’ll be paying out of the nose for these.

Trip to Yellow Mountain – eating out in Tangkou

Trip to Yellow Mountain – eating out in Tangkou

Found this tasty little morsel on the menu.

Just goes to show what you get to eat if you ask too many questions.

Ratmeat yummy !

I won’t be sampling this tonight.

However, when I was in Peru, I tried rodent.
That was enough to put me off for a lifetime.


This meal never turned up.

I watched as people around me received their meals. After 30 minutes of sitting around, I left.

I guess it was just a bit of fun. Chinese power-trip.

Got a free can of Sprite and a free sit down.


Don’t take shit.


Trip to yellow mountain – Tangkou

Trip to yellow mountain – Tangkou

After a couple of minutes sitting round and being sold things by the various people at the Huangshan bus station, the bus arrives.

I almost miss it, but finish up in the little restaurant which sells coffee and juice drinks just in time to be the last passenger to get on.

The bus takes us along the expressway, up into the hills close to the foot of the Yellow Mountain park.

I’m staying at the One Hostel. It has internet access, which is more than can be said for the C2C last night, which cost twice as much and served a school dinner style breakfast. I had one chop stick to eat it with. Eating breakfast with one chopstick is not very easy, the C2C need to take note of this…

Here’s some snaps I took out of the window.

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Anyway, at new hotel now. Located downtown. Here’s a map.

Will stay here for a couple of days. I’ve got to climb the mountain tomorrow and also visit the hot springs, for an after climb bath…

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Trip to yellow mountain – Haungshan

Trip to yellow mountain – Haungshan


Here i am at Haungshan station.

Caught the train in last night .

Have been told i need to catch a bus to Tangkou town.

First by the woman at the hostel I need to travel to today. She gave me the address of a bus station they tried to take me to that was out of town… Now at a bus station which is in town outside the main train station in town.