Lushan Mountain National Park in Jiujiang

Lushan Mountain National Park

Lushan Mountain lies in the south of Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province. It has a vantage position to the south of China’s longest river, the Yangtze River, to the north of the Tengwang Pavilion, to the east of the railway from Beijing to Kowloon and to the west of China’s largest freshwater lake, the Poyang Lake.

Why Is Lushan Mountain National Park So Special?

Lushan National Park is a well-known tourist attraction both in China and abroad. It has appealed to innumerable visitors on account of its natural sceneries and cultural heritages. Buddhist and Taoist temples, along with landmarks of Confucianism, where the most eminent masters taught, blend effortlessly into a strikingly beautiful landscape which has inspired countless artists who developed the aesthetic approach to nature found in Chinese culture.

Main Attractions of Lushan Mountain National Park

Five Old Man Peaks

Five Old Man Peaks is sited in the southeast of Lushan Scenic Area, with an altitude of about 1358. There are the steepest and the most majestic peaks in Lushan area. They look like five old men sitting on the floor, hence it got the name. In addition, Five Old Man Peaks is the most energy-consuming attraction in Lushan, and you should decide to tour it or give up considering your body condition.

Donglin Temple

Donglin Temple, located at the west foot of the mountain, was built by a monk called Hunyuan who founded the Jingtuzong sect of Buddhism during the Eastern Jin Dynasty. It is one of the oldest temples on the mountain with a history of over 1,600 years. Along the axis are the Temple Gate, the main hall, the Maitreya Hall and the Shenyun Hall. Flanking the main hall are halls for 500 Buddist arhats. Behind Sanxiao Hall is the Scripture Tower and Congming Spring.

Mount Lushan
Mount Lushan

How to Get to Lushan Mountain National Park?

Travel with China Dragon Tours (top recommended)

If you want to get rid of hustle of transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package which covers visiting, dining and transfer from us. Our local tour guide and driver will escort you to Lushan Mountain National Park with speed and convenience, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on travel.

Independent Travel

  • You may take a bus at the Long-distance Bus Station of Jiujiang City to Mt. Lushan, which departs every 30 minutes. It takes CNY 9 and about an hour. There is no bus leaving for the mountain around 15:00;
  • You may also take the tourism bus from the square of Jiujiang Railway Station to Mt. Lushan, which takes CNY 15 and 50 minutes.

Useful Travel Tips

Best Time to Visit

Summer is the best season to visit Mount Lu as the weather is very comfortable and the scenery at its best. It is known as a summer retreat area during sweltering weather. In April, the flowers and gardens are blooming, and the leaves turn color in October. The scenery is beautiful all year round though.


In addition to 180 RMB general entrance fee, there are entrance tickets for individual scenic places inside. For example, the Three Tier Waterfall area costs an additional 65 or 70 RMB (about 10 or 11 USD). On top of that, there are charges for cable rides, and the food inside is high priced.


Some of the sections of the trail have no guardrails. It is especially dangerous to be near a sheer drop amid a jostling crowd.


It is foggy for much of the year with around 192 days of fog on the mountain. Often, the fog impedes the view. Temperatures vary greatly between the base and peak. The rainy climate and fogginess makes the rocks slick and the hotel rooms feel damp. Wear shoes with good traction for the paths.

Mount Lushan
Mount Lushan

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Edited by Winnie/张赢