This winter, foreigners can get into Anhui’s scenic Huangshan mountain for free — apparently, the majestic views and the ladyboy shows aren’t doing enough to draw in the foreign crowds.
Located in southern Anhui province, Huangshan, or Yellow Mountain, is one of China’s most spectacular natural wonders noted for its incredible beauty in all four seasons. While the entrance fee is a bit steep — 230 yuan on-season and 150 yuan off-season — tourists holding foreign passports and those from Hong Kong and Macau, will be able to enter free of charge from November 1st, 2017 to February 28th, 2018, according to an initiative announced last week by the city government.
However, be warned, you’ll stay have to pay for the cable cars, transportation, hot springs, etc.
While Huangshan may boast scenes of world-class natural beauty, it apparently still isn’t bringing in as many tourists as local officials would like. Back in 2015, they tried to fix that by adding ladyboy shows where visitors could take a photo with a Thai tranny for 10 yuan a pop.
Also in 2015, China launched a new high-speed rail service which conveniently takes travelers from Shanghai to Huangshan in less than 5 hours. You can also take the overnight slow train or the bus.
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