Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) is located in southern Anhui Province. The area is well known for its unique scenery, especially sunrise and sea of clouds. To enjoy the magnificence of a mountain, you have to look upwards in most cases. To enjoy Huangshan, however, you've got to look downward. Furthermore, Huangshan's moist climate facilitates the growing of tea trees, therefore the mountain is one of China's premier tea-growing areas. In addition, Huangshan has multiple hot springs which help prevent and cure skin illness. Huangshan is one of China's major tourist destinations and the most frequent subject of photography and traditional Chinese painting.
Taishan (Mount Tai) is located in western Shandong Province. It is over 1,500 meters tall and covers an area of about 400 square kilometers. Taishan is a majestic mountain of historical and cultural significance which has been a place of worship for at least 3,000 years. A total of 72 emperors were recorded as visiting it. Writers came to acquire inspiration for composing poems and writing essays while artists for painting. Hence, a great many cultural relics were left on the mountain. Taishan has now become a major tourist attraction in China.
Huashan is located in Huayin City, 120 kilometers away from Xi'an. It is part of the Qinling Mountains, which not only separate Southern and Northern Shanxi, but also separate South and North China. In the past, Huashan was rarely visited because of its hard and steep road, which is unlike Taishan where people often went to worship. However, those who wish to live longer often ascend the mountain for many herbs grow on the mountain, especially some rare herbs. After the installation of cable cars in the 1990s, the number of visitors has increasedgreatly .