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Lushan National Park in Jiangxi Province, China, encompasses Mount Lu, or Lushan, a 1474-meter tall mountain regarded as sacred to Buddhism and Taoism. It has a high concentration of temples many of which are landmarks to Confucianism.

Among the most famous temples in Lushan are Hui-yuan Temple and Donglin Temple.

Today a tourist attraction, Lushan National Park was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 20th session of the World Heritage Committee which met in Merida, Mexico, on 2-7 December, 1996.

In addition to the UNESCO World Heritage Site inscription for Lushan National Park, the Lushan Quaternary Glaciation National Geopark was made a member of the UNESCO Global Geoparks Network in 2004.

The geopark features exceptional upthrows of the Quaternary (about 2.5 million years ago) age set amidst breathtaking landscape of craggy peaks, valleys, ravines, gullies, gorges, caves and cascades.

Within Lushan National Park is the Lushan Botanical Gardens, home to tens of thousands of endemic, indigenous and other species of plants.

Photos of Lushan National Park

Mount Lushan, China
Mount Lushan, China
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Waterfall in Lushan National Park, Jiangxi Province, China
Waterfall in Lushan National Park, Jiangxi Province, China
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Lushan National Park, China
Lushan National Park, China
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 29 26 E 115 52
Inscription Year: 1996
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, III, IV, VI

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Visiting Lushan National Park

Lushan is located in Guling, which is 35 km (22 miles) south of Jiujiang. You should fly or take a train to Jiujiang, and then arrange a tour from there.


Local Tours of China

At times, it is faster, safer and cheaper to join a local tour than to go there yourself. This is especially true for many places in China. However, you need to be wary of the tour operators, especially those in China.

Here are a few local tours of China that you may wish to add to your itinerary. These tours are arranged by Viator, one of the most reputable tour agencies in the market.

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