The railway authority has recently adjusted the train timetable, adding a high-speed train from Guangzhou to Hefei, Anhui Province, which travels across several popular tourist destinations.
The high-speed train, G636, departs at 9:21 a.m. from Guangzhou South Railway Station and arrives at Huangshan North Railway Station at 4:14 p.m., meaning that it only takes about seven hours before one is able to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Mount Huangshan.
Located in southern Anhui Province, Mount Huangshan is famous for its five great features - unique pine, sea of clouds, strange stone, hot springs and snow. Mount Huangshan pines are distributed on the area of the mountain at the altitude of 800 meters above sea level, the most well-known one of which is the Welcoming Pine (Ying Ke Song) in the shape of a person with a welcoming hand. The strange stone tops similar scenery by novelty and number, and its shape varies from the angle you look at it. The hot springs here are very good for one’s health and can’t be missed. But pay attention: hot spring is not suitable for those suffering from hypertension or heart disease. The sea of clouds and snow are two wonderful attractions that offer a feast for the eyes.
Mount Sanqing and the ancient town of Wuyuan in the northeast of Jiangxi Province are also part of the journey on G636. Mount Sanqing is famous for its granite landform, biological diversity and its Taoist temples. Wuyuan is regarded as “the most beautiful village” in China, with a vast field of rapeseed flowers. The train ride from Guangzhou to these two attractions takes a very short time, too. G636 arrives at Shangrao Station near Mount Sanqing at 3 p.m. and Wuyuan Station at 3:50 p.m.
You no longer have to worry about being exhausted due to a long train journey that saps your energy and makes it difficult to enjoy immediately the beautiful scenery of Mount Huangshan. What are you waiting for? Make a travel plan and set off!
(By Chris Wang, Louis Berney)