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The Yellow Mountain is probably the most famous of all China Mountains

Probably the most famous of all of China's mountains is the mystical magic Yellow Mountain. Immortalized in ancient and modern Chinese art, this area of hanging mists, sharply rising ledges and gnarled pines is of outstanding beauty, and is considered by most Chinese to be an essential tourist destination. About 450 kilometers southwest of Shanghai, it was formed as a result of the movement of the earth's crust a hundred million years ago. Huangshan Mountain is a marvel. Within an area of 154 square kilometers, there are 72 peaks, which have names indicating the shapes they resemble. Lotus, Brightness Apex and Celestial Capital are the three major ones, all rising above 1,800 meters. Huangshan Mountain changes color and appearance with the seasons. In spring, blooming flowers decorate the slopes in a riot of color and fill the valleys with fragrance; in summer, you see foliage clad peaks rising one upon another and hear springs gurgling merrily. Autumn dresses the peaks in red and purple; winter turns the mountain into an enchanted world of frost and ice. The fantastic pines, grotesque rocks, sea of clouds and the hot springs are the four major attractions of Huangshan Mountain.

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