Marvel at China's Avatar InspirationMt Huangshan, China
Huangshan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was a major inspiration for the fantasy world of Avatar, and no wonder. When shrouded with clouds, the jagged granite peaks look positively dreamlike floating in midair. And this happens pretty often - clouds sink down upon Huangshan roughly 200 days of the year. Hike your way up, stay a night or two on the mountain and feel the scenic bliss descend upon you as you look out over the majestic peaks.
Huangshan City is accessible by plane, bus or train. The easiest and cheapest way to access Mount Huangshan is by bus, which takes about an hour and a half.
Although there are cable cars, you’ll need to make sure you’re in good stead before attempting Mount Huangshan – even making your way to the cable cars can be a tiring experience!