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Huangshan & Wuyuan Autumn Foliage 2024

Experience the enchanting golden autumn in Huangshan and immerse yourself in the captivating deep autumn of Wuyuan within a span of 8 days.

  • Embark on a photographic journey to capture the charm of ancient villages and architectural wonders.

  • Witness the spectacle of sunrise rays filtering through autumn foliage, casting a magical glow over residential houses.

  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant scenes of local traditions, as you capture the sight of chili, corn, and other harvest drying on rooftops.

  • Marvel at the breathtaking landscapes of the Yellow Mountains, capturing the majestic beauty of sunrise and sunset.

  • Photograph the awe-inspiring rocky mountains, ethereal sea of clouds, and grand canyons, preserving their magnificence through your lens.


Per Person



Huangshan - Wuyuan


8 days, 7 nights

Fitness level


Drone friendly


Group Size

Less than 6


November 15-22, 2024

Mercier Zeng

Instructor & Workshop Leader

Having years of experience, Mercier Zeng has designed the itinerary for the workshop and will personally lead it.

Mercier has earned over 100 excellent reviews on Trip Advisor after guiding more than 300 photographers from various parts of the world. He has even accompanied some photographers on multiple occasions to Guilin, guiding them since 2014 and helping them capture portfolio-worthy shots, regardless of their level of expertise.


A taste of what to expect…

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Day 1-2: Huangshan Arrival, Huangling - Wuyuan

Huangshan arrival and spend first night in downtown.

After breakfast in the next morning, we will proceed to capture the traditional casting process of "Intangible Cultural Heritage" - the old-style cast iron pot.


In the afternoon, we will visit Huangling to photograph the autumn sun, Tianjie Street, ancient villages, and folk customs. Huangling's autumn sun is a unique agricultural landscape known worldwide, representing a cultural phenomenon and a symbol of a social way of life. Therefore, Huangling in Wuyuan is also known as the "Home of Autumn Sun" and serves as a creative paradise for photographers and painters.


In the evening, we will photograph bamboo rafts, fishing nets, fishermen at work, ancient villages, pastoral scenery, and fishing fires at Moon Bay.


Stay overnight in Wuyuan.

Day 3: Zhangcun - Jujing Village - Shicheng

In the morning, we will head to Zhangcun to capture the hundred-meter zigzag wooden bridge, bamboo rafts, ancient villages, and pastoral scenery. We have specially arranged a fishing boat casting nets for photography.


After breakfast, we will proceed to Yaoli Ancient Town to photograph the cultural and scenic aspects of the Yao River. In the morning, we will leisurely experience the tranquility of Yaoli Ancient Town.


In the afternoon, we will visit Jujing, known as the "Roundest Village on Earth" in China. In the evening, we will photograph the circular ancient village, night scenery of Jujing, car light trails, and fireworks.

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Day 4: Shicheng - Qinghua Umbrelle Factory - Youshancun

In the morning, we will head to Shicheng to capture the misty morning scenes of Cheng Village, where ancient houses with pink walls and black tiles appear faintly in the smoke. They are beautifully juxtaposed with the frost-kissed red maple trees, red-leafed ancient villages, and pastoral landscapes. Every year, the red maple trees in Shicheng attract numerous photographers.


Afterwards, we will visit Qinghua Umbrella Factory to photograph the traditional handmade umbrella-making process and more.


In the afternoon, we will proceed to Youshan Village, the largest pristine ancient village in Wuyuan, to capture scenes of small bridges, flowing water, rural households, and farmhouse kitchens.

Day 5: Duichongcun - Wan'an Ancient Village - Tachuan - Xieli - Hongcun

In the early morning, we will rise early to capture the virgin land of Wuyuan, Duihong Village, with its red maple trees, morning mist, and ancient residents.


Afterwards, we will proceed to Wanan Town in Xiuning to photograph the old street, where you can find the "internet celebrity" Huang Liu Liu, the barber, whose moments are worth capturing.


In the afternoon, we will reach Tachuan, one of the "Four Great Autumn Sceneries of China" (without entering the village), to photograph the autumn colors of red leaves in the countryside, Huizhou-style architectural ancient villages, and houses with pink walls and black tiles.


Along the roadside, we will capture the autumn scenery of Xielin from the viewing platform (without entering the village). The autumn scenery of Xielin is also breathtakingly beautiful.


In the evening, we will photograph the South Lake, Moon Pool, Chengzhi Hall, and other ancient residents of Hongcun, along with the splendid night view.

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Day 6-7: Yellow Mountains


We will spend 3 days 2 nights on Yelllow Mountains to capture the stunning sunrise and sunset over rocky mountains, sea of clouds in the morning, unique pines, grand canyon and valleys.

We are staying at two hotels in each night to maximize the photography oppotunities.

Our photography spots including:

  • Celestial Capital Peak

  • Lotus Pavilion

  • One Hundred Cloud Ladders

  • Fairy-walking Bridge - sunset

  • Bright Top - sunrise

  • West Sea Grand Canyon - sea of clouds

  • Flying-over Rock

  • Dispelling Cloud Pavilion

  • Lion Peak

  • Beginning-to-Believe Peak

Day 8: Sunrise and Huangshan Departure


We will enjoy our last sunrise session on the Yellow Mountain.

Descend the mountain after breakfast, we will return Huangshan downtown around noon time. We will transfer you to the railway station or the airport for your departure.


Payment Info

  • Deposit payment of $900 USD upon booking

  • Payment in full is required 40 days prior to the tour starting date

  • Single occupancy accommodations for 7 nights at hotels

  • Double occupancy is USD 2550 per person

Tour price: $2,850 USD

What's Included

Photography guide + local professional

Private van transportation

7-night accommodation (5-star or best in local)

Inclusive entrance fees to photography locations

Personalized processing instructions

Complimentary Fresh Coffee for Early Morning Outdoor Shoots

Pick-up from Lanzhou Railway Station & Transfer to Dunhuang Railway Station

Camera Gears Suggestions


Better to bring two bodies, DSLR or mirrorless camera both are ok



Tripod is very necessary in low light conditions, such as at sunrise and sunset moments

Telephoto Lens


Such as 70-200MM, for photographing subjects in a distance



Bring it if you have it, it is good for photographing wide land and mountains

Wide-angle Lens


24-70MM, 16-35MM  for landscapes at sunrise and sunset

Other Gears


Torch light, GND filters, romote control or shutter release, extra memory card, battery ...

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Photography Begins Here

All you need to do is provide us with your requirements, and we will connect you with an experienced local photography guide.

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