Huangshan is one of the five holy Taoist mountains in China and is known as the 'Number One Mountain Under Heaven'. Famous for its unique pines and strange geological formations, it is said to be where James Cameron got his inspiration for Avatar. A cable car takes tourists most of the way up, followed by a long climb of steps to the summit, but the views on the way are worth every step. The most magical times on the mountain are at sunrise and sunset as the rock formations appear to change colour with the light. As the clouds come over, it becomes apparent why the mountain is shrouded in mystery.
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