Yuelu Mountain Scenic Zone in Changsha

Why is Yuelu Mountain Scenic Zone So Special?

1.One of China’s four major Maple Resorts
Yuelu Mountain is one of China’s four major Maple Resorts, together with Beijing Xiangshan Mountain, Nanjing Qixia Mountain, Suzhou Tianping Mountain.
2.Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism converge here
On the mountain, tourists will find that the three religions of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism are integrated.
3.The best-preserved ancient academy.
Yuelu Academy is located at the Yuelu Mountain, which is a famous ancient academy.

Where is Yuelu Mountain Scenic Zone?

Yuelu Mountain Scenic Zone is located on the west bank of Xiangjiang River and lies in the west of Changsha City. The address of Yuelu Mountain  Scenic Zone is No. 58 Denggao Road, Changsha, Hunan, the mountain lies about 12 km from Changsha Railway Station.

How to Get to Yuelu Mountain Scenic Zone?

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

Independent Travel

For independent travelers you can 

1. Take buses 112, 204 or 501 getting off at Mawangdui Hospital South stop.

2. Take buses 19, 142, 147, 501 or 705 getting off at Tian Jia Bing High School stop.

Main Attractions in Yuelu Mountain Scenic Zone

Yuelu Academy

Yuelu Academy is one of the four famous academies in ancient China is also the best preserved ancient academy in China. Year 976, Northern Song Dynasty, Yuelu Academy officially established. Yuelu Academy covers an area of 21000 square meters. Most of the existing buildings are relics of Ming and Qing Dynasty.

Aiwan Pavilion

Aiwan pavilion was built in 1792, the 57th year of Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty. The former name of Aiwan pavilion is Hongye Pavilion, also known as Aifeng Pavilion, which means loving maple pavilion. In fall, it is a ideal place to enjoy the amazing maple scenery. On the pavilion, there is a horizontal inscribed board with an inscription by Mao Zedong, reading “Aiwan Pavilion”.

Yun Lu Temple

Yunlu palace, located at the top of Yuelu mountain, is a Taoist temple. The temple was founded in the Ming Dynasty, 1478 A.D. The history of Taoist activities in Yuelu Mountain is quite long. Yuelu Mountain has been an active center since then.

Lushan Temple

Lushan Temple is the earliest Buddhist temples in Hunan. The temple is located at the middle of Yuelu Mountain, in the ancient forest, Lushan Temple was built in Western Jin Dynasty, has a history of more than 1700 years.

Useful Travel Tips

  1. Yuelu Mountain Scenic Zone is free for charge, but Yuelu Academy needs to buy tickets.
  2. Students can buy half price tickets with their student cards.
  3. There are sightseeing buses and cableways in the scenic area, all of which are charged

Nearby Attractions

Edited by Emily Wang/王海玲