A short 5 day trip over a long weekend to see some of the famous nature China has to offer. A nice short get away from the big city if your starting point is somewhere around Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Wenzhou etc.
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Stop # 1Explore
Wuyuan is one of the most beatiful countrysides in China. Make sure to go in late March/early April when the rape is in full bloom.
Wuyuan Scenic Area
Wuyuan Scenic Area consists of about 50 ancient villages from the Tang dynasty, built in the typical Anhui-Style with white walls and lots of intricate wood carvings that are surrounded by rape fields. The villages are connected by bus. Look for accommodation in Wuyuan itself, because most bus lines start there. Buses run until about 16:30, so if you stay late in a village you'll have to get a cab back. You'll need tickets to enter the villages which run at 210 Yuan for the whole scenic area.
Stop # 2Sport/Activity
Huangshan is a mountain straight out of a Chinese calligraphy painting and a UNESCO world heritage sight,
One of the most famous and most beautiful mountains in China. But for the love of god, take the cable car up! I only went down the mountain by foot and that already almost killed me. Weather can be pretty inconsistent and it's usually foggy and rainy. If you catch a sunny day, be prepared for some spectacular views straight out of a calligraphy painting. If you booked accommodation on the mountain itself, be sure to get there before 4pm otherwise you won't get in.
Nine Dragon Waterfall
If you're at Huangshan and it is raining and you're looking for some alternatives, look no further! Nine dragon waterfall is very near to Huangshan and really pretty, even in the rain. It's at the end of a gorge, so there is a little bit of light hiking involved.
Huangshan Hot Spring
Beautiful hot spring at the side of Mt. Huangshan. Pools are all outside and have varying temperatures from cold to up to 40°C. Great place to relax after a long day of climbing the mountain. We got tickets through our hotel which was way cheaper than buying them at the hot spring.
Stop # 3Sightseeing
Hongcun is an ancient village straight out of a Chinese calligraphy painting, You can get the public bus from/to Mt. Huangshan, very convenient