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China Stamps - 1997-16 , Scott 2805 Huangshan Mountains - S/S - MNH, VF - (92805)

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China Stamps - 1997-16 , Scott 2805 Huangshan Mountains - S/S - MNH, VF : Mt. Huangshan is located in the southern part of Anhui Province at the juncture of Shexian, Yixian, Taiping and Xiuning counties. It was called Mt. Yishan or Mt. Beiyishan in ancient times. A fable goes that Emperor Huangdi once lived here to cultivate personality and to concoct pills of immortality, it was therefore named Mt. Huangshan in the sixth year of Emperor Tianbao of the Tang Dynasty.Mt. Huangshan seems to possess the best features of other famous mountains - the grandeur of Mt. Taishan, the elegance of the Wuyi Mountains, the steepness of Mt. Huashan and the magnificence of Mt. Hengshan. And Mt. Huangshan also has scenic spots which can match up to the heavenly waterfalls of Mt. Lushan, the endless peaks of Mt. Emei and the picturesque rocks of the Yandang Mountains. The ancient people had a saying that "all famous natural sceneries under the heaven are right here in Mt. Huangshan". Xu Xiake, a renowned traveller of the Ming Dynasty, wrote in his "Travel Notes on Mt. Huangshan: "After scaling Mt. Huangshan, one will no longer have the desire to climb other mountains, and travel will come to an end."The scenic zones of Mt. Huangshan covers an area of about 154 square kilometres, including 72 peaks such as the Lianhua Feng (Lotus Flower Peak), 24 brooks such as the Taohua Xi (Peach Flower Brook), 12 caves and eight rocks. People often summarize the beautiful scenery of Mt. Huangshan into "four unique features" - legendary pine trees, strange-shaped rocks, sea of clouds and hot springs.