Longhu Mountain in Yingtan

Longhu Mountain

Mount Longhu (Chinese: 龙虎山; pinyin: Lónghŭ Shān; literally: ‘Dragon Tiger Mountain’, Gan: Lung-fu San), is located in Jiangxi, China. It is famous for being one of the birthplaces of Taoism, with many Taoist temples built upon the mountainside. It is particularly important to the Zhengyi Dao as it the Shangqing Temple and the Mansion of the Taoist Master are located here. It is known as one of the Four Sacred Mountains of Taoism.

Introduction of Longhu Mountain

Two of them are the temples of Immortal City (仙岩) and Zheng Yi (正一), all founded by Zhang Daoling (张道陵), the Han Dynasty founder of the religion. There are more Taoist temples in nearby Shangqing (上清). One of the temples in Shangqing is mentioned in the beginning of the famous Chinese novel (水滸傳) “Outlaws of the Marsh”.

Mount Longhu also has cultural significance has a historical burial site of the Guyue people, who placed their dead in hanging coffins on the mountain cliff faces.

In August 2010 UNESCO inscribed Mount Longhu on the World Heritage List as part of the complex of six sites that make up the China Danxia.

Scenic Spots

Longhu Mountain is featured by typical Danxia Landform in China. There are 24 cliffs, 99 peaks, 108 natural and cultural scenic spots, and over 20 legendary wells and pools in the scenic area. Luxi River flows from south to north like a jade ribbon, linking Shangqing Palace, Tianshi Mansion, Longhu Mountain, Fairy Water Cliff and other spots. Surrounded by scenic hills and springs, the ten major beauties in the core area indeed seem more refreshing and exciting. 
There main scenic areas here are Shangqi Palace Scenic Area, Tianshi Mansion Scenic Area, Longhu Mountain Scenic Area, Heavenly Rock and Water Rock Scenic Area, Rock Tomb Group Scenic Area, Elephant Trunk and Paiya Rock Scenic Area, and Du Peak and Mazu Rock Scenic area.

How to Get There

  •  Take a train from Nanchang Railway Station to Yingtan and there are buses from the square of Yingtan Railway Station to the mountain.
  • Take a bus from Nanchang Long-distance Bus Station (9:30/ 11:00) or Nanchang Xufang Bus Station (9:45/ 13:00/ 16:20) to Yingtan, The bus takes about 2h. After arrival, walk north for 15 minutes to Yingtan Railway Station to catch a bus to the mountain.

Edited by  Lynette Fu/付云锐