Mount Jiuhua Travel Tips
1. The best time to visit Mount Jiuhua: There is fog in Mount Jiuhua in most day of year because of its special geography, especially in spring and autumn. Thus, spring and autumn are the best time for watch Sea of Clouds, which means the best time to visit Mount Jiuhua is from March to November.
2. Transportation: Moun Jiuhua transportation involves bus, train, long-distance bus, taix, and flight, which would make your trip more convenient and easy. You can find some important information through reading Mount Jiuhua transportation column.
3. Things pack in your bag/backpack: very comfy shoes, enough warm clothes, waterproofs, torch, sunscreen; mosquito repellant, walking poles. Purchase some bottled water and snacks before you start to ascend the mountain. We advise that you buy some incense before Climbing Mount Jiuhua for its high price at temples.
4. Cultural tips: The monks and nuns usually chant scriptures in the morning and evening. Their daily life varies with the size of the temple or nunnery. At a small one they lead their daily life and do Buddhist service in the same place. In a big one they live according to the beating of bell, drum and other Buddhism instruments. They accommodate travelling monks or nuns. If any of them broke the rule, he would be driven out of the temple. Their life is simple. They wear clothes with many patches on, have vegetarian meals, sleep in bed simply made of a board and two supports. They also work in the fields in hot summer, sit in meditation at cold winter nights.