19 Jan '11, 10pm

Ummm...Conquer A Different Canyon?

Yellow Mountain and Tiger Leaping Gorge are among China's most popular and significant attractions, akin to the Grand Canyon in the United States. Yellow Mountain, or Huangshan, has been an icon in Chinese culture for centuries; Tiger Leaping Gorge ranks among the deepest gorges in the world. Standing atop Huangshan, silvery wisps of billowing clouds part in front of you to reveal a stunning mountain range of yellow granite. A moment later, the scene changes once again as clouds drift on to unveil a canyon filled with a sea of peaks. This scenery has long inspired poets and painters; most recently, James Cameron who based the fictional Hallelujah Mountains in Avatar on the beauty of Huangshan. Mountain high Huangshan is not actually one mountain as its name suggests. It is actually a mountain range spanning 150 sq km in southern Anhui province. These cliffs were formed 100...

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