Chinese Railway Offers a Jaw-Dropping Scenic View of the Heavenly Mountain Range

chinese mountains

A roller coaster-like train takes visitors of the Huangshan mountain range in China to a heavenly ride that highlights its picturesque natural landscapes.  

Situated in the province of Anhui, the mountain range is known for its peculiarly-shaped granite peaks, pine trees, hot springs, winter snow, and majestic views of the clouds from above.

The sights offered by the amazing “Yellow Mountains” were recently captured on video by Japanese Twitter user @yoneharausak while riding the narrow mountainside railroad which services visitors.


View this post on Instagram


Astonishing ⛰ #china #huangshan #mountains #nature #missing

A post shared by Alice Varesi (@alicevaresi) on

As shown in the short clip, passengers on the funicular ride are provided with a spectacular view of the mountains peeking through heavenly clouds.

The 15-second video has been viewed over 2.2 million times, generating interest among many Japanese netizens who are excited to take in the breathtaking view while riding the funicular ride up or down an extremely steep slope.

According to SoraNews24, a one-way trip which carries tourists between Paiyunxi Station and Tianhai Station lasts for about eight minutes and costs 100 yuan ($14.50).

Huangshan, which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in China, is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its scenery and for its role as a habitat for rare and threatened species.


Its stunning beauty is often the subject of traditional Chinese paintings and literature, and now, even modern photography.

Featured Image via Twitter/yoneharausako

Support our Journalism with a Contribution

Many people might not know this, but despite our large and loyal following which we are immensely grateful for, NextShark is still a small bootstrapped startup that runs on no outside funding or loans.

Everything you see today is built on the backs of warriors who have sacrificed opportunities to help give Asians all over the world a bigger voice.

However, we still face many trials and tribulations in our industry, from figuring out the most sustainable business model for independent media companies to facing the current COVID-19 pandemic decimating advertising revenues across the board.

We hope you consider making a contribution so we can continue to provide you with quality content that informs, educates and inspires the Asian community. Even a $1 contribution goes a long way. Thank you for everyone’s support. We love you all and can’t appreciate you guys enough.

NextShark is a leading source covering Asian American News and Asian News including business, culture, entertainment, politics, tech and lifestyle.

For advertising and inquiries: