Lushan National Park

Lushan National Park is the name of a national park and mountain by the same name. The park is to be found in china’s Juangxi province. Its exact location is between the city of Jiujuang and Lake Poyang. The Park is also referred to as the Lushan Quaternary Glaciation National Geo-park and it covers an area of approximately 500 square kilometers.

The main attractions in the Lushan National Park include peaks and summits, rock formations, waterfalls, caves, gullies, valleys and gorges. There is also a large concentration of Buddhist and Taoist temples, up throws from the Quaternary age as well as glimpses to the age of Confucianism.

The Lushan National Park became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. This was followed in 2004 when the Lushan Quaternary Glaciation Geo-park becomes the latest addition to the list of UNESCO’s Geo-parks which are 48 in number. Of the 48, 30 of the geo-parks are from other parts of the world while the rest are all in China.

The best time to visit the time to visit Lushan National Park is during the summer months when the weather is cooler. Other popular attractions include the Five Old Men Peaks, Meilu Outhouse, Luling Lake, Lushan Museum, Immortal Caverns, Lushan Botanical Gardens, Peach Blossom Garden, Bamboo Temple, Lushan Hot Springs, Guanyin Bridge, Donglin Temple, and Tianchi Lakes. In the center of the three peaks is the town of Guling which is linked by mountain ways to neighboring outskirts. Lu shan tea, which is popular worldwide is grown in these mountains.