Huang Shan (Yellow Mountain) is a mountain in the administrative area of the prefecture-level city of Huangshan in the province of Anhui in southern China .
Huangshan covers an area of 154 sq km and has 72 peaks, of which the highest summit of the lotus blossoms, 1841 m above sea level reached. It is one of the five most famous mountains in China and is the ideal type, as it represents Chinese artists for centuries: towering rocks with bizarre shapes, knotty pine trees growing in the rocks and seas of clouds. Huang Shan is therefore one of the major tourist destinations, especially for Chinese visitors. In 1990 it became the world’s natural and cultural heritage by UNESCO declared. For UNESCO, the mountains, under the name Mount Huangshan registered.
In this landscape with partially vertically sloping hillsides, the trails are built extremely well, with wide paths consist primarily of concrete stairs. These steps are also used by porters who supply the mountain hotels with food and other goods (such as gas bottles, televisions, cement sacks). The transport of material takes place entirely via the stairs, although there are several cable cars to the hotels are used only for passenger transportation.Huang Shan served as a model for the (partially suspended) Hallelujah Mountains in the award-winning film Avatar – departure to Pandora .