The first time I heard about Yellow Mountain (“Huangshan”) was when my dad showed me an old black-and-white photo in which he, a then-7-year-old boy, stood in front of a gray mountain and grinned widely.
If someone wants to make a movie of five thousand years of Chinese history, half of the scenes would (arguably) be shot in Xi’an, the capital of 13 dynasties in ancient China. Xi’an is famed for its historical significance and laced with relics of ancient treasure.
Every time we visited China, we flew in and out from Beijing Airport and had never thought to explore around the airport area. This time, on the night before we departed from Beijing,