Black Tiger Pine: it lies between the North Sea and the Beginning-to Believe Peak. It’s about 15 meters high and the diameter of its breast is 65 centimeters. The crown projection area is about 100 square meters and now it’s about 700 years old. It’s said that in earlier time, a monk passed through here and suddenly saw a black tiger lying on the top of a pine. But in an instance, the black tiger disappeared and instead he saw an old pine. Moreover, the trunk of this pine is so sturdy and the pine needles are low green. The branches are vigor and the crown is nearly black so that it looks like a black tiger lying under a slope. So it’s called “Black Tiger Pine”.
Double Dragon Pine: it’s opposite the Echo Wall of the West Sea. This pine divided into two branches swirling up on the top of the cliff, which looks like two dragon playing in the cloud sea and pine forest. So it’s called “Double Dragon Pine”. After being struck by lightning in 1977, the trunks of the pine are maintained. Tourists can still see its grand posture of the past.
Phoenix Pine: it’s about 200 meters away from the east of the Sea Heart Pavilion. The main branch is low and short. In the place where the pine is 40 centimeters high, it divided into two branches. One looks like a phoenix leading its way to stretch its neck, and the other looks like a phoenix spreading its tail.
Leading Pine: it lies in Beginning-to-Believe Peak, three sides of which are full of ravines and only one side of which can be climbed up by using some tools. This pine stretches its branches as if it leads tourists to pass ravines. So it’s called “Leading Pine”. Now it has been built a bridge called “Cross the Immortal Bridge”.
Couple Pine: The pine is divided into two branches. The two branches almost have the same thickness and height. So far, they are full of vigor. It’s said that one branch stands for Emperor TangMinghuang of Tang Dynasty, and the other stands for imperial concubine YangYuhuan of Tang Dynasty. They had sworn to be a couple forever even when they died. After they died, they had been buried in the same place – Huangshan Mountain. And they became this couple pine at the Beginning-to-Believe Peak of the North Sea. From that on, the couple pine symbolizes the faithful love.
MT. Huangshan Craggy Rocks
Huangshan Mountain is a natural museum collection of many craggy rocks. They have different sizes and shapes. The bigger ones look like stone pinnacles and stalagmites and the smaller ones are exquisite. Some ones seem as rare birds and animals; some look like different kinds of people; some look like various items; and some named after historical stories and legends.
The Crystal-Clear Hot Spring
The Hot Spring in Huangshan Mountain has been called “the Tang Spring” and “the Cinnabar Spring” in ancient times. There are two issues. According to the record of “Huangshan Mountain Map” written by SongJingyou, it’s said that Chinese ancestor Xuanyuan Yellow Emperor had bathed here and then his wrinkles had disappeared. At the same time, he became young again. Due to the event, the hot spring was becoming more and more famous. Because of certain medical value, it was named as “Quan Spring”.
The hot Spring is located at the south of purple stone peak. Its elevation is 650 meters. The average temperature of main spring’s mouth is 42.5 centigrade and the deputy one is 41.1 centigrade. The maximum current capacity day and night reaches 219.5 tons and the minimum is 145.23 tons. The hot spring has some good effects on some system’s diseases, such as digestion, nerve, cardiovascular, metabolism and exercise. The hot spring area has several main scenic spots: the Inverted V Falls, the Three Folding Spring, the Ringing String Spring, the Red Well, the Tipsy Rock and the Mercy Light Chamber.
Sea of Clouds
Pines, clouds and rocks are called “Three Strange Sceneries”. Sea of clouds belongs to the first wonder in Huangshan Mountain. Since early times, Huangshan Mountain has been called “Yellow Sea”. Among the four wonders, Sea of Clouds is the most important.
Sea of Clouds is divided into five marines. At the south of Lotus Peak and Heavenly Capital Peak is South Sea and also named Front Sea. Wenshu Terrance is the best place to see it. At the north of Lion Peak and Beginning-to-Believe Peak is North Sea and also named Back Sea. On the top of Lion Peak and Refreshing Terrance is not only the best place to watch Sea of Clouds, but also to watch the sunrise.
At the east of White Goose Ridge is East Sea. At the west of Red Cloud Peak and the Lying-over Peak is West Sea. The ideal place to watch is Cloud Dispelling Pavilion. In front of the Light Top Peak is the Heavenly Sea. It is located in the middle of Front, Back, East and West Sea with an elevation of 1,800 meters. If you want to climb up the three huge main peaks (Lotus Peak, Heavenly Capital Peak and Light Top Peak), you can see the five beautiful marines.
Tunxi Ancient Street
The ancient street lies in the center of Tunxi old city area. To the north closes with Huashan Mountain; to the south closes with Xin’an River. This street has 832 meters long and 5-8 meters wide. At present, it’s preserved well.
The building group of Tunxi Ancient Street inherited the traditional construction style of Huizhou. It has distinctive architectural forms of Hui-style architecture. The color is elegant and archaic. White walls, small tiles and horse heads walls consist of the beauty of Hui-style building group. In order to unify with the hills and waters and the back street, the ancient street built some intersecting alleys with various width. Each shop here mainly has two floors with a single door. In the front of all the houses are shops and in the back are warehouses. People often live in the back of houses or upstairs.
This street extends from east to west with a stretch of 1.5 kilometers. The surfaces of road are all paved with shallow chunks of stone. When you walk along the ancient street, you will find there are full of antiquities. In ancient time, the rise of Huizhou merchants has not only contributed to the huge economic development, but also promoted the cultural development. The ancient scroll, ancient porcelain, ancient ink-stone, ancient furniture and some of the older items, passed down from generation to generation, have now become antiques.