After walking northward for more than half a mile (1 kilometer), visitors can make their way to Huangshan’s Cloud-dispelling Pavilion. Standing on the pavilion, visitors command a wide view of Huangshan Mountain, which is the best place to appreciate the captivating scenery of the mountain. Occasionally, clouds rise and roll in the West Sea, but they typically disperse in front of the pavilion, whence the name “Cloud-dispelling Pavilion”.
The Cloud-dispelling Pavilion, essentially a elongated granite structure, is a sightseeing viewing pavilion 13 feet (4 meters) in depth, 16 feet (5 meters) in width, 16 feet (5 meters) high, and 215 square feet (20 square meters) in area. In front of the pavilion sits a platform, which is fenced with stone columns and iron chains. Visitors can take in the mesmerizing scenery of Huangshan Mountain on the pavilion. Looking around on the pavilion, the overlapping steep peaks on Huangshan Mountain are easily in view. When clouds rise, these peaks are just like the many islands in the sea, appearing and disappearing now and then.
Near the pavilion lies a delicate rock, which is just like an ancient men’s boot inverted on the cliff. Hence it is named Sunning-Boot Rock. There are many other rocks around the pavilion, such as Fairy-Walking-on-Stilt, Fairy-Playing-Piano and others. In front of the Cloud-dispelling Pavilion stands uncountable precipices and it is the preferable stage to view the sea of cloud, the sunset glow and magnificent peaks of Huangshan Mountain.