Lushan National Park situated in the Jiangxi Province and is one of the most prominent mountains in China. It was named a World Heritage Site in 1996 and is visited by millions of tourists each year.
Lushan is part of a breath-taking landscape that has acted as a muse to poetry and played an important role in the evolution of Chinese politics. It was also the place of intrusion for Western influences into China as it was used as a summer resort for missionaries in China. As a result, the heritage that makes up Lushan is quite drastically diverse.
Lushan National Park blocked on the north and the south by the Yangtze River and Poyang Lake. It’s the highest peak at 1,474 metres above sea level is Hanyang Peak. The entire area of mountains in Lushan covers 30, 200 hectares.
It has been a scenic location of hills, waterfalls, and lakes for artists and the spiritual for over 2,000 years. There are over 200 buildings as old as 940 CE situated in Lushan National Park. There are 900 inscriptions dated 1,015 CE on cliff faces and stone tablets and the modern buildings continued until the 1930s and ’40s.
Today you can visit China’s former summer capital and spend your days in one of the Lushan mountain hotels. You can explore the region by boarding a sightseeing bus. Traveling in Lushan is cheap compared to other cities in China. There are plenty of walkways and sights of note to see. You can spend a few days exploring and retire to nearby accommodation like Lushan Resort for the evenings.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+