Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Huang Shan Buddha's Light

Mount Huang, also known as Huangshan , is a mountain range located in the Anhui province in eastern China, across the basins of the Yangzer River and the Huaihe River. Huangshan is well known for its scenery, sunsets, peculiarly shaped granite peaks and the Huangshan Pine, a pine tree native to the mountain and one of it's most unique attraction, The Buddha's Light.

The mountain peaks of Huangshan are often above cloud level and the altitude also gives rise to an interesting light effect called Buddha's Light. It is actually a form of glory, which is produced when light is backscattered towards its source by a cloud of water droplets that are more or less the same size.

According to the China Meteorological Department, Buddha's Light is visible about 40 times a year, averaging about 3 times in a month and is best viewed at an altitude of 1600m in the mountainous area.

Beautiful scenery even without the Buddha's Light


Faid said...

awww~ it's beautiful! ♥