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Greeting Pine (Ying Ke Song), Huangshan

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High on the treeline of Huangshan mountain range stands Greeting Pine (Ying Ke Song)--an ancient tree known for its composition and spectacular location. Take a cable car up to the range, and follow the hiking trail to the viewing platform to find the famous conifer, rooted at an altitude of around 1,800 m (5,900 ft) above sea level. The 1,500-year-old pine enjoys immense popularity, so on clear days expect to run into a lot of people snapping self-portraits on the viewing platform. Using our online itinerary creator, Huangshan attractions like Greeting Pine (Ying Ke Song) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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The city of Huangshan features a wide range of accommodations, with the UNESCO-listed sites drawing in crowds from far and wide, and the city keeping pace with demand. Close to the parks and rivers, things tend to a get a little more luxurious, while the side streets offer basic guesthouses ideal for those interested in setting down their bags and heading out to explore. Take a look at the three main historic villages for a number of boutiques set in artfully restored buildings. To the north, the mountainous scenic area boasts a collection of boutique, eco-friendly, and budget-friendly accommodations, with rental villas, hostels, lodges, and upmarket hotels to choose from.
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  • You will see it if you take the cable car ride to the top portion of the mountain. It is no better than any other pine tree, and it is as beautiful as the rest.  more »
  • So it's a famous pine tree and there were hordes of tourists trying to take selfies. Yes, it's beautiful but not worth the aggravation of pushy tourists clamoring for a shot while not respecting lines...  more »
  • Pine trees are aplenty on Huangshan mountain. As we hiked uphill, we came across many different types of pine tree. Hence this Welcome Pine does not really capture our attention. As it is one of the a...  more »