Huangshan, a well known tourist mountain resort, occupies an area of 1200 square kilometers in the south of anhui province, boasting 72peaks, including the best known lianhua, tiandu, shixin and qingluan peaks. Huangshan blends
the grander of mountain tai, the awe of huashan mountain and the elegance of mountai emei. Huangshan is most noted for its four attractions unparalleled else where, namely extraordinary pines growing out of rock crevices
, grotesque rocks, seas of clouds whirling
around the peaks and hot springs. The world famous visitor-greeting pine has long been known for its singular build.
Many fairy tales about this mountain spread among the local people, hiding huangshan in mystery. For example, the tale about the origin of the name of the qingluan peak is one of poetic and legendary flavor. Rising 1780 meters above sea level, the peak bears strong resemblance to a fabulous perching bird, as if looking fixedly at the tiandu peak in the diastance with its head raised slightly up, its tail drooping down and the two wings clinging to its body growing all over with green tress. Hence the name of qingluan peak which literally means the green bird peak.