The redoubtable Guest-Greeting Pine is on Huangshan Mountain. [Photo/VCG]
Located in the area administered by Huangshan city in Anhui province, Huangshan Mountain is famed for its stunning natural beauty.
Covering 1,200 square kilometers, it's been recognized as one of the 10 most magnificent mountains since ancient times.
Lush pines and cypresses predominate in the Huangshan Mountain Scenic Area. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
There are hundreds of rare pine trees on the mountain. As one of the area's landmarks, the famous Guest-Greeting Pine rises about 10 meters from sheer cliffs, like an usher in a respectful gesture of welcome.
Magnificent clouds sweep in over the top of the Huangshan Mountain Scenic Area. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
A compelling night view of Huangshan Mountain in summer. [Photo by Ke Weisheng]
Scenic spot level: AAAAA
Ideal sightseeing season: All year
There are many regular direct buses from most Chinese cities to Huangshan, so taking a long-distance bus would be one of the easiest ways to get to Huangshan Mountain.