I went to Huang Shan (Yellow Mountain) with my friend on the weekend. There are many rock mountains with pine trees. Very unique and very Chinese. It’s worth to visit even you need to climb a lot of steps, and the cable car helps. The views are absolutely amazing. Especially in the early morning, you can see many jagged peaks in the sea of clouds. The sights are spectacular and you feel as if you are in a fantasy world.
We went there on a Chinese group tour and found out it’s quite noisy.
People have lots of energy and need way to let off steam just like teenage boys and girls. That’s why they always yell and shout when they talk, I guess. They talk loud always so the guides must use microphones for letting them know who the guide is. Just imagine there are many groups of loud people lead by guides with loudspeakers.
Sound pollution by human beings. You’ll face it when you come to China.
This can happen not only in a group tour to Yellow Mountain but also any kind of place here. It’s overwhelming for you sometimes but people here never mind it. You would soon realize this is too demanding a circumstance and some may curse involuntary. Then you’d get worry about yourself if you might become deaf or mental. Well, it’s a little bit tough but don’t worry too much as nobody died from that, so you will be alright.
Nevertheless, I must say that a Chinese tour has a big merit.
The cost effectiveness is fantastic. Only 700 yuan covers for transportation (bus) from/to Nanjing, 2 nights accommodations at a 3 star hotel, and entrance ticket to the mountain ( 200 yuan ). With this amount of money, you can’t stay even for one night at a decent hotel on the Mountain if you go on your own.
Here are tips for how to survive a Chinese tour. Bring these things.
1) Extremely good earplugs. Super-effective hyper-powerful stuff.
2) Aero pillow, small cushion and whatever gives you any comfort during an uncomfortable bus ride.
3) A lot of chocolates. (Why? You need comfort food when you get weary from the noise.)