Yellow Mountain, Wuhu
Yellow Mountain, some 150km/93mi south of Wuhu, has 72 peaks; the highest is Lianhua (1860m/6104ft). The name of the mountain is linked to a legend according to which it was here that the Yellow Emperor carried out his alchemical experiments in an attempt to discover the elixir of life.Mount Huangshan is famous for its ''four natural wonders'' - the steep rock-faces, the pine-trees growing in the strangest shapes imaginable, the grotesquely-formed masses of stone and the sea of cloud through which the peaks protrude.
Mountain of the Nine Blossoms - Peach Blossom Peak
Peach Blossom Peak (Taohua Feng) towers over the route north from Tangkou.
Mountain of the Nine Blossoms - Observe the Waterfall Pavillion
From the ''Observe the Waterfall'' (Guanpu Lou) viewing pavilion there is a fine view of the waterfall.
Mountain of the Nine Blossoms - Renzi Pu Waterfall
The Renzi Pu Waterfall has branching cascades of which actually form the Chinese character ren, meaning ''mankind'', from which the waterfall gets its name.
Mountain of the Nine Blossoms - Mercy Light Temple
The Ciguang Ge Pavilion once formed part of a monastery; only a part of the latter has survived and now houses a restaurant.
Mountain of the Nine Blossoms - Peak of the Heavenly Capital
When climbing the 1810m/5940ft high Peak of the Heavenly Capital (Tiandu Feng) the visitor will pass Fishback Rock (Jiyu Bei).
Mountain of the Nine Blossoms - Pine of Welcome
South of the Tower of the Jade Curtain (Yuping Lou) stands the mighty Pine of Welcome (Yingke Song), said to be a thousand years old and which appears in a painting hanging in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
Mountain of the Nine Blossoms - Tower of the Jade Curtain
The Tower of the Jade Curtain, standing at a height of 1680m/5513ft above sea-level, houses a guesthouse. In front of it lies the Wenshu Terrace. A temple once stood here, but was destroyed by fire in 1952.
Mountain of the Nine Blossoms - Lotus Blossom Peak
Further north towers Lotus Blossom Peak (Linhua Feng, 1880m/6170ft); it is surrounded by a number of smaller peaks, giving the whole the appearance of a lotus flower.
Mountain of the Nine Blossoms - Peak of Light and Peak Which Just Flew Here
North of Lotus Blossom Peak lie the Peak of Light (Guangming Ding, 1840m/6040ft) and the Peak Which Just Flew Here (Feilai Feng); the latter is named after a 10m/33ft high rock (Feilai Shi) which looks as if it does not belong here.
Mountain of the Nine Blossoms - Cloud Dispelling Pavillion
North of the Peak of Light and the Peak Which Just Flew Here is a turn off to the west which leads to the Cloud Dispelling Pavilion (Paiyun Ting).
Mountain of the Nine Blossoms - Cool and Refreshing Terrace
North of the Beihai Guesthouse, with Brush Peak close by, lies Cool and Refreshing Terrace (Qingliang Tai).
Mountain of the Nine Blossoms - Peak of Conviction
To the east of theBeijai Guesthouse looms Peak of Conviction (Shixin Feng, 1668m/5474ft), the beauty of which is said to affect all who see it.