Lushan Mountain, located in the northern part of Jiangxi province in southeastern China, and is one of the most well known mountains in China. The oval-shaped mountains are about 25 km long and 10 km wide, and near toNanchang City toward the south.
Overlooked southward on top of the mountains, the Poyang Lake looks like a silver mirror. In the north, theYangtze River is like a jade ribbon flying to the east. These well-liked mountains are renowned for its grandeur, elegance as well as perilous nature.
In 1996, Lushan Mountain was included in the UNESCO world heritage list, gave the following remarks; "With its peculiar style in historic remains, which is melted with remarkable natural beauty, Mt Lushan has formed a highly- aesthetically-valued cultural view closely relevant to the sprit of the Chinese people and their cultural life".
Things to do and see
The mountain is a famous scenic zone enjoying more than 1,500 villas in various styles and about 80 tourist attractions. It is really an ideal summer resort and place for patients to recuperate. It features in magnificent peaks, beautiful waterfalls, historical sites, and also charming sea of clouds, not to mention a mild and comfortable climate.
It has a dangerous outside with a variety of landforms: rivers, lakes, and hillsides, mountain peaks, however, it has an elegant inside. Dahanyang Peak, the highest peak of this mountain, is 1474m high. More than 171 peaks had been named in ancient time, along with 16 stone caves, 20 valleys, 22 strange stones as well as 26 ridges. Streams and waters grow into branches in rives valleys and form a lot of torrents, 14 ponds, 18 mountain streams as well as 22 waterfalls. All these fantastic landscapes in Lushan Mountain have significant science and tourism value.
Also, this mountain is abundant in biological resources. The forest coverage has reached 76.6%. It owns more than 3000 kinds of senior plants, about 2000 kinds of insects, over 170 kinds of birds as well as 37 kinds of beasts.
In addition, it is one of the spiritual centers of Chinese civilization. Buddhist temples, Taoist temples, together with landmarks of Confucianism, where the most eminent masters taught, blend well into a strikingly gorgeous sceneries which has inspired endless artists to develop the aesthetic approach of nature found in Chinese culture.
Main attractions here are the Peach Blossom Garden,Guanyin Bridge, Bamboo Temple, Botanical Gardens, Lushan Hot Springs, Luling Lake, Three Tiled Springs, White Deer Cavern Academy, Five Old Man Peaks, Meilu Outhouse, Immortal Caverns, etc...