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Greeting Pine (Ying Ke Song)

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Address: Yellow Mountain, Huangshan, China
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A 'must-see' for Chinese....foreigners maybe.... maybe not!

The Greeting Pine is well known to most Chinese, so every Chinese visitor to Huagnshan feels compelled to trek to the tree. It's cool, but one of thousands of beautiful trees on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
Raintree_Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pine trees are aplenty on Huangshan mountain. As we hiked uphill, we came across many different types of pine tree. Hence this Welcome Pine does not really capture our attention. As it is one of the attractions, we just took a picture with it and left. However if you take the cable car up and down mountain, this might be... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The Greeting Pine is well known to most Chinese, so every Chinese visitor to Huagnshan feels compelled to trek to the tree. It's cool, but one of thousands of beautiful trees on the mountain. Because it is old and historical, park officials are doing everything they can to prolong the tree's life, including shoring it up with cable and supports.... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is just one of many attractions you will find in the Yellow mountain. Easy access on the long corridor.

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Thank Maria H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The Welcome Pine is all about the journey and it will be one you make surrounded by tourists from all over the world and of course mainly China. Lots of steep steps to get there - even the quick route via Gondola - Pick a fine day as the views of the tree and around this area of the Huang... More 

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Thank Bruce H
Yingshang County, China
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65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

it is just a pine tree located near top station of cable car, nothing else. so, go there, take a picture and leave. lot of Chinese will do the same.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

Landmark of Huangshan. Jam and congested with tourists. Avoid high seasons. The pine tree is dying. Don't know how long it will stand.

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Banff, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

It is a tree worthwhile seeing while you are at Yellow Mountain. There are many signs in english providing directions to this sight and many of the sights at Yellow Mountain.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

At the peak of Huangshan, that ying ke song actually is almost everywhere if you search carefully, except some stand mini ( look like a flower from far, on the tip of some standing hill ), some 45 degrees and some 15 degrees ! You will love it !!! If I have a chance definitely I will go again !

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

The Greeting Pine is Selfie paradise, at least when I was there. Every second Chinese local was taking Selfies. It was hard to get a clear shot. You might have to adopt local custom and push to the front during busy times.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

You have to see to believe....get the right weather and you won't be disappointed ! Make sure that you watch out for the weather report as if foggy it's a lost cause.

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