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1. What is the best time to go to Huangshan Mountain for a visit?
2. How can I access Mt. Huangshan?
3. What is the temperature up the mountain in different seasons?
4. When is the raining season of the year?
5. What should I bring with me when it rains up the mountain?
6. How can I get to the mountian proper?
7. Is Mt. Huangshan accessible in Winter?
8. Does it snow in winter in Huangshan?
9. How many days should I stay up the mountain?
10. Are there any scenic sites down the mountain worth a visit?
11. What about the accommodation up and down the mountain?
12. Is it tough to climb the mountain?
13. Is there any preferential price policy on Huangshan tour?
14. Do allien tourists need a special permit for visiting Hongcun, Xidi and Nanping Villages?
15. Is flight available from Shanghai to Huangshan? How many flights a day and week?
16. How long does it take from Shanghai to Huangshan by train?
17. How long does it take from Nanjing to Huangshan by train?
18. How long does it take from Hanzhou by bus?
19. How should I pay the money for the trip to Huangshan?
20. Will the access to Mt. Huangshan be closed during winter?
21. What about the climate in winter?
22. What about the path conditions on the top during snow season?
23. Which cable way should I take to get up the mountain?
24: Can I book flight or train tickets via you?
25: How can I pay the hotel?
26: How do I know my reservation is confirmed?
27: Is my credit card information secure?
28. Is there any preferential price for winter tour of Mt. Huangshan?
29: Do you organize tours only within Huangshan City?

Question: What is the best time to go to Huangshan Mountain for a visit?
Answer: Basically the scenery of Mt. Huangshan varies from season to season. So you are expected to enjoy different views in different seasons except for June which is the raining month in Huangshan area.

Questions: How can I access Mt. Huangshan?
Answer: You can take flight to Huangshan from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Xiamen, Hefei and Hongkong. You can also take the train to Huangshan from Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Xiamen. Bus is available between Huangshan and Hanzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai and some other palces. (See Distance to Various Destinations and Time Table Of Huangshan Bus Station)

Questions: What is the temperature up the mountain in different seasons?
Answers: In summer the temperature up the mountain is about 27 degrees Centigrade while in winter it reaches minus 10 degrees. (See Geographical Features & Climate)

Question: When is the raining season of the year?
Answer: It usually falls in June and lasts untill the beginning of July.

Question: What should I bring with me when it rains up the mountain?
Answer: It is advisable that you bring a panchow with you instead of an umbrella since it is safer when it winds. The raincoat is available in small shops up the mountain
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Question: How can I get to the mountain proper?
Answer: You need to take bus from Tunxi (downtown of Huangshan City) to the foot of Huangshan Mountaintain before taking either Yungu Cable Car or Jade Screen Cable Car up the mountain. You can also choose to do hiking up the mountain at the foot.

Question: Is Mt. Huangshan accessible in Winter?
Answer: Sure. Each cable way operates all the year around. As a matter of fact, more and more tourists come to the mountain to enjoy the fantastic views in winter. They can also enjoy quite preferential prices offerd by hotels and cable car companies.

Question: Does it snow in winter in Huangshan?
Answer: Yes. In fact, it addes greatly to the unparalelled beauty of Mt. Huangshan. You will feel to be in a Disney world. (See Winter Scenery in the Gallery)

Question: How many days should I stay up the mountain?
Answer: It depends. You can choose to stay up the mountain for, say, one week to explore fully the most beautiful mountain in China if you have enough time. Otherwise you can just stay one or two nights, or even go up and down the mountain the same day.

Question: Are there any scenic sites down the mountain worth a visit?
Answer: I would like firstly to suggest you go to Hongcun and Xidi Villages, World Cultural Heritage Sites by UNESCO, for a visit. Other sites worth visiting include Huashan Mysterious Grottoes, Tanyue Arches Complex, Tangmo Village, Doushan Lane in Shexian County, etc.

Question: What about the accommodation up and down the mountain?
Answer: Don't worry! Down the mountain in the downtown there are 1 five star hotel, 4 four star hotels while there are 3 four star-rated hotels and 1 three star hotel up the mountain. They will meet your demands accordingly.

Question: Is it tough to climb the mountain?
Answer: Please click to read the article which will answer most of your questions concerning the mountain hiking.

Question: Is there any preferential price policy on Huangshan tour?
Answer: This year witnesses two times of price reduction concerning Huangshan tour, the first taking place after SARS and second in winter. As the biggest travel agency here in Huangshan, Huangshan CITS offers its customers with the most competative price and quality service basing on our long tems relations with hotels, bus and airline companies.

Question: Do allien tourists need a special permit for visiting Hongcun, Xidi and Nanping Villages?
Answer: Yes. Allien tourists are required to get the special permit before they can go to visit these villages. The issue of permit costs 60RMB per person.

Question: Is flight available from Shanghai to Huangshan? How many flights a day and week?
Answer: Yes, it is! Generally there are at least two or more flights from Shanghai to Huangshan or vise versa. Please see the Flight Time Table to get the latest information.

Question: How long does it take from Shanghai to Huangshan by train?
Answer: It will take you about 10-12 hours to get to Huangshan City from Shanghai. See the Train Time Table to get detailed information.

Question: How long does it take from Nanjing to Huangshan by train?
Answer: About 8 hours. See the Train Time Table.

Question: How long does it take from Hanzhou to Huangshan City by bus?
Answer: The Tunxi-Hangzhou Highway has been completed and opened to traffice from October, 1st of 2004, thus considerably shortening the time and distance between the two destinations from previous 7 hours to the present 3 hours by bus. (Click to see the photo)

Question: How should I pay the money for the trip to Huangshan?
Answer: As a rule, once we have confirmed your accommodation or trip, you are required to deposit 30% of the total cost into our bank account. That will guarantee your trip. We will collect the rest of money upon your arrival and give you the receipt.

Question: Will the access to Mt. Huangshan be closed during winter?
Answer: On the contrary, in recent years, winter season has become a tour rush for quite a number of tourists. Especially for the spring festival, the hotels on the top have been over-reserved a month in advance.

Question: What about the climate in winter?
Answer: The local climate is characterized to be sub-tropical. The average temperature on the top during January is around 6 degrees Centigrade. The annual snow fall duration lasts about 60 days.
Besides, the hotels on the top are all equipped with electric heaters. (See Geographical Features & Climate)

Question: What about the path conditions on the top during snow season?
Answer: Mt. Huangshan enjoys a great reputation nationwide of being a safe mountain. After years of update, the step paths have become a pride of Mt. Huangshan. Whenever it snows, the snow fall will be promptly swept off the path to ensure the safety of the tourists. This picture will explain!

Question: Which cable way should I take to get up the mountain?
Answer: Most of the tourists would take the Yungu Cable Car (on the eastern side) up the mountain, for the terminal is closer to the major hotels up the mountain. However, there is no reason that you should not take the Jade Screen Cable Car (on the western side) up the mountain if you want to explore more of the scenery. Be sure that you will walk about 3 hours before you get to one of the major hotels up the mountain.

Question: Can I book flight or train tickets via you?
Answer: Sure. We can book those tickets for you if entrusted.

Question: How should I pay the hotel?
Answer: No, you need't pay the hotel since we have already paid for you. You just check into the hotel in your own name.

Question: How do I know my reservation is confirmed?
Answer: We'll send you a confirmation e-mail after you complete your reservation. This e-mail will include your complete itinerary, along with the price. Please make sure you give us your correct email address.

Question: Is my credit card information secure?
Answer: We make every effort to keep all your personal information, including your credit card number, secure. We only allow your credit card number to be transmitted to us over the Internet if your browser supports Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. As you enter your credit card number, SSL encodes it so it is transmitted in a format that prevents eavesdropping or data theft. Once received by our secure server, your credit card number is never transmitted over the Internet again.

Question: Is there any preferential price for winter tour of Mt. Huangshan?
Answer: Yes, there is. Starting from 16th November this year to 16th March, 2004, entry and cable car ticket to Mt. Huangshan will drop from 131RMB and 81RMB (one way trip) to 86RMB and 56RMB (one way trip). Entry fee to other scenic sites within Huangshan City will also go down 20%. Room rates are reduced between 30% and 40%. One of the major advantages for tourists to come to Huangshan in winter is that you will not encounter so many tourists as in other seasons.

Question: Do you organize tours only within Huangshan City?
Answer: We organize tours not only within Huangshan City, but also throughout China. As a provider of quality service, we provide our customers with customized service in competative prices.

 
 
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