Mingyue Mountain in Yichun City, Jiangxi

Mingyue Mountain

Mingyue Mountain is located 31 kilometers southwest of Yichun city, in Jiangxi Province. The Mingyue Mountain can be divided into five scenic areas and a resort. The scenic spot has a planned area of 136 square kilometers. The core area, about 80 square kilometers, is a part of the northeastern tip of Wugong Mountain. Mingyue Mountain range comprises of a dozen summits over 1,000 meters above sea level, including Taiping Mountain, Yujing Mountain, Laoshan Mountain, and Yangshan Mountain. Taiping Mountain, the main summit, is 1,735.6 meters above sea level.

Why is Mingyue Mountain So Special?

It is featured by the charming natural scenery, rare selenium hot springs and centuries-old Zen culture. Since the highest peak looks like a semicircle, hence the name Mingyue Mountain which means bright moon in English.

The well protected primitive environment, with exuberant vegetation cover, yields high negative ion in the air, about 70,000 per cubic centimeters. It is 34 times more than the national standard. Therefore, the place is eulogized as a “natural oxygen bar”.

Cultural of Mingyue Mountain

The Zen culture is also a great feature of Mingyue Mountain. Hundreds of Zen towers of the Tang, Song, Ming and Qing dynasties have been discovered in this area. As long as the West Han Dynasty, the temples had already existed here and lots of people gathered here for worshipping. Many foreign shamans from India, Japan and Korea visited here.

Main Attractions of Mingyue Mountain

The Tanxia scenic spot is surrounded by bamboo trees. The scenic spot has five unique waterfalls. The Cloud Valley waterfall, 119.57 meters long, is the highest in the province. The other four waterfalls, the Exquisite Waterfall, Fish Scale Waterfall, Jade Dragon Waterfall, and Plunging Waterfall, have there own beautiful features.

The selenium hot spring, with a history of over 900 years, is 0.8 square kilometers long and situated in Wentang town, at the foot of Mingyue mountain. The hot spring water may be used to drink or bathe in. The hot spring keeps at about 50 ℃ throughout the year. The daily water yield is about 1,800 tons. The hot spring helps delay ageing. The resort is now home to 13 large sanatoriums that may accommodate over 3,000 people at a time. It has developed multiple hot springs and tourism halls and 100 bathing pools.

How to Get to Mingyue Mountain?

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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 Mingyue Mountain with speed and convenience, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on travel.

Independent Travel


Yichun basically has flights to all parts of the country. In Yichun, you can take the train directly to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Fuzhou, Kunming, Changsha, Nanjing, Nanchang, Jiujiang and other major cities.


Yichun bus station from 6:50 a.m. to 17:20 p.m., there is a 15 minute bus to Mingyue Mountain scenic spot. The fare is 8 yuan.

Useful Travel Tips

Mingyue Mountain scenic spot has a subtropical humid monsoon climate. The annual temperature averages 12—15 ℃.

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Edited by Winnie/张赢