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Sunday Snapshot: Hua Shan Mountain

Posted By in China, Travel Photography | 8 comments

Today’s Sunday Snapshot comes from Joella, a British expat living and working in Beijing with her American husband. Since 2006 she’s worked in the USA, Korea, Venezuela, the UK and now China! She blogs about their current adventures in Beijing and beyond at This Beijing Life.

Hua Shan mountain china

“This photo was taken on top of Hua Shan mountain in China. We visited Hua Shan as a side trip from Xi’an. While we were there the pollution was horrific (way worse than anything we’ve experienced in Beijing) so we went up the mountain in search of fresh air. We did a lovely hike between the four peaks of the mountain and, on the way, spotted this little wooden structure out in the distance. With the sun shining down, no crowds and just a hint of smog, it made for a beautiful sight!”

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  1. Jeremy April 13, 2014

    I lived in Xi'an for six months and I'm gutted that I never made it to see Hua Shan! One of my few regrets!

  2. Colleen Brynn April 14, 2014

    Beautiful, Joella! I love the layers of mountains, it's magical.
    My recent post India Awakens Me

  3. itstartedinasia April 17, 2014

    Looks stunning and so peaceful.

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