Climbing the stairs of Huangshan
Updated: 2008-06-05 11:05
There are several areas on and around Huangshan in which to spend the night. The Behai Hotel is one of several hotels on the mountains, good for a hot meal and a warm bed after a day of hiking. Aside from the expensive hotel in the mountains, the more comfortable are in Tangkou, a town that serves as the departure spot for most tours.
The Tangkou hotels cost about 400 yuan per night.
The area around Huangshan enjoys a mild climate with four distinct seasons: cool falls, snowy winters, pleasant springs and humid summers. It rains a lot, mostly from May to September. As you ascend, the temperature may drop significantly.
The best time to visit is spring or fall, when the weather is moderate and the humidity and heat are minimal.