Lushan National Park

Lushan National park

In1996, Lushan National park was inscribed on the list of World Heritage by UNESCO. 
Located in south Jiujiang City in north Jiangxi Province, the Lushan Mountain is close to the Poyang Lake in the east and the Tengwang Pavilion in the south. With a series of Buddhist and Taoist temples along with landmarks of Confucianism, the Lushan Mountain is one of the spiritual centers of Chinese civilization. Besides, its strikingly beautiful landscape has also inspired countless visitors.
 Lushan Mountain is famous for its cliffs, sea of clouds and waterfalls, which combines scenery, religion, education and culture. The large rivers, lakes and mountains in the scenic area form one integrated mass and a world-famous summer resort.
 The Lushan Natioanl Park presents the visitor with eight distinct kinds of sights, namely waterfalls, rock formations, plants, interesting geological features, rivers, cultural artefacts and villas. It covers a total area of 302 square kilometers, of which 282 square kilometers is officially designated as mountainous. The main peak, Dahanyang, is 1,474 meters above sea level. "A misty land in spring, a green jade in summer, an intoxicating crimson in autumn and a white jade in winter" is a popular local saying and still the best description for the scenery of the Lushan Mountain. The white cranes at the Poyang Lake Migratory Birds Nature Reserve at the foot of the mountain account for 95 percent of the world's total, forming the largest white crane population in the world.
The Lushan Mountain is also a famous religious sanctum. Spirituality began to prevail here from the 4th century; the number of temples on its slopes sometimes numbered as many as over 500. In 391 or the 16th year of the Taiyuan reign of the Eastern Jin (317-420), a famous Buddhist monk named Huiyuan (334-416) founded the Donglin Temple, symbolizing the beginning of the sinicization of Buddhism. Subsequently, the Lushan Mountain became the Buddhist center of south China. Temples and churches representing Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Christianity and Catholicism can still be found on the mountain. That five religions can peacefully coexist on one mountain is a rare and wonderful thing.
 
Entrance fee for Lushan National Park
1st April to 31st November: CNY180.00 per person.
1st December to 31st March: CNY135.00 per person.