Huangshan City situated at the southern part of Anhui Province in Chna, with Zhejiang Province to the east and Jianxi Province to its south. With a population of 1.4 million and consists of 3 districts (Huangshan, Huizhou and Tunxi) and 4 counties (Qimen, Shexian, Xiuning and Yi). It is one of the UNESCO Natural Historical site. Other ancient villages closed by well-preserved like the Xidi and Hongcun villages in Yixian County, Taiping Lake (in Huangshan District) and Qiyun Taoist Mountain (in Xiuning County) are listed as UNESCO sites.
Anytime during the Spring and Autumn period from March to June and Sept to Nov.
July is the hottest month of the year and January is the coldest month. Too hot and too cold are not good for trekking in the mountain. Normally the weather up in the mountain is much cooler than in Tunxi town. Warm clothes may needed in early the morning and evening.
There is an annual precipitation of 2,395 mm and 183 precipitation days and annual frost-free period of 258 days.
The relative humidity culminates in July and August and reaches the lowest point in December and January with discrepancy of 30% between them.
Please visit: http://www.worldweather.org/001/c00240.htm for weather information before traveling.
Travelling to China requires a visa stamped on a full passport with validity of not less than 6 months upon entry to China. China visa is required for major foreign passport holder. Please check with the embassy for the visa application. A tourist visa usually valid for 30 days from the day of entry, and it might be extended through applications to the local public security bureau.
Passport must have validity of at least 6 months.
The official currency in China is the Renminbi (RMB or CNY)or in Chinese "Ren-min-bi". The basic unit is the yuan (also known as "kuai"), which equals 10 jiao (or "mao"), which is then divided into 10 fen. Paper currency comes in 1.2,5,10,50 and 100 yuan notes. Paper jiao come in denominations of 1,2, and 5. There are also 1 and 2 fen notes, but these are rarely used as their purchasing power is exactly zero. As for coins, there are 1 youan ,1 and 5 jiao,and 1,2, and 5 fen(ahain, the fen are basically useless).
MasterCard, American Express, Union Pay Card are accepted in most of hotels and shops around the area. You can cash “RMB” with credit card in the city of Tunxi but not at the Mountain.
It is the passengers responsibility to obtain all required travel documents, visas and permits, and for complying with the laws, regulations, orders, demands and other travel requirements of countries of origin, destination or transit.
We strongly recommend that you go to the IATA Travel Centre website http://www.iatatravelcentre.com for more information.
TELEPHONE & INTERNET
Mainland China 86; Area Code : 559 (Special Telephone Numbers: Police 110; Fire 119; Emergency 120.) Mobile (cell) phone covered mostly the cities in China including Tunxi and also at the mountain, only that sometimes signal is weak. Internet access may be provided at most of the hotels and internet bars and café in Tunxi.
It’s absolutely essential to have adequate travel insurance covered, especially for the purposes of flight cancellation, delay or any other incidental cases occurred during the trip and to enjoy the journey with a peaceful mind.
Not many things to shop as it is not a big cities like the other major cities in China, only some small souvenir shops around the scenic area. Only in Tunxi city may have some shops with more products or have to shop in Hangzhou which is the close city fly from Hongkong.
There are limited hotels in Tunxi not many choice and are most standard hotels. There are only one 5 star hotel at the mountain and the rest are 3 stars lodges and very basic.
Tipping is considered as part of your guide’s income. Drivers and Guides are expecting some reward as a gesture of satisfaction. We suggested US$5.00 per person per day for sit-in-coach group tour and US$10.00 per person per day tipping for private mini van driver and the local guide(s) if their services are good.
Telephone & Internet: Mainland China 86
(Special Telephone Numbers: Police 110; Fire 119; Emergency 120.)
Mobile (cell) phone covered in the entire area, Internet access can be provided at most of the hotels and the internet bars and café. International calls accessible at all hotels.
If you are travelling from Hongkong and in need of full internet access please browse the website for router rental service to use in the country.
In big cities, you have to be patient, never expect the traffic to move rapidly, and allow ample time to get around.
Bicycle is the key type of transportation for local citizens in China. We do not recommend any tourist to take a bicycle ride in the city since the roads are always packed with people.
Bus is another common means of getting around in the city. Services cover most areas. However, you should study the city map and local dialect before you venture out with buses.
FOOD AND BEVERAGES
It is advisable not to drink tap water. Instead drink boiled water in the flask or bottled-water provided by your hotel. In most cities, bottled beverages are available either in your hotel or department stores. Local beers are relatively inexpensive. There is a wide range of soft drinks or juice in bottle available at shops or store and supermarkets. Coffee or Tea is served at all hotels; however most of hotels are served local brands except in International chain hotels.
YOUR CHINA TOUR ARRANGEMENTS
All land arrangements within China are solely at the discretion of our land operators who control the final scheduling of sightseeing programs based on current situation of the day or period like weather, flight or train schedule, traffic condition, cable car operation etc…….
Those situations are not under our control and cannot be held responsible for sudden changes.
Terms & Conditions are based on our website : www.f56.com/Terms&Conditions.pdf
HEALTH INFORMATION FOR TRAVELING ( FOR TRAVELLERS FROM HONGKONG )
OUTBOUND TRAVEL ALERT ( FOR TRAVELERS FROM HONGKONG )
If you are traveling from Hongkong and would like to know more about the outbound
Travel alert please explore the website: http://www.sb.gov.hk/eng/ota/
If you are a Hongkong Resident holding a valid HKID card and have register a MyGovHK account,
you can use the ROTI which is free of charge. Or explore the website to register.