Four Girls Mountains(Mt. Siguniangshan)-The Goddess on the Mountains in Southwestern China Dreamly Fairyland–HuangShan
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 sunrise hanbokouMount Lu (simplified Chinese: 庐山; traditional Chinese: 廬山; pinyin: Lúshān; also known as Mount Lushan) situated south of the city of Jiujiang in Jiangxi Province, near Lake Poyang. Its highest point is the Dahanyang Peak (1.5 km above sea level). The mountain is a prominent tourist attraction, especially domestically.

Lushan owes its reputation to its wonderful, elegant, steep and spectacular features that embrace ravines, waterfalls, grottoes, rocks and rivulets. There are 12 main scenic areas, together with 37 attractions, over 900 cliff inscriptions, and over 300 steles. The major spots include Wulao Feng, Sandie Spring, Lulin Lake, Flower Path, Ruqin Lake, Jinxiu Valley, Xianren Dong and Donglin Temple, etc.

● The northwest slope is where Hui-yuan founded Pure Land Buddhism in 402, and features the Donglin Temple.

● Lushan National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (cultural) whereas Lushan Quaternary Glaciation National Geopark is a member of UNESCO Global Geoparks Network.

● The Lushan Botanical Gardens features tens of thousands of plant species.

● Below the Five Old Men Peak is the White Deer Grotto Academy, named after the poet Li Bo(Chinese: 李渤) (not to   be confused with the famous poet Li Bai), who raised white deer there. It is amongst the oldest institutes of higher learning in ancient China. 1,436 meters (about 4,711feet) above sea level, is located in the southeast of Lushan. Its five parallel peaks once formed a single apex and standing on the top you will be rewarded with a magnificent view of the distant mountains, trees, lakes, and a seemingly endless sky.

● West is the Flower Path which provided inspiration to Bai Juyi, a famous poet who lived during the Tang Dynasty. jinxiu gu2

● Between the Yangtze River and Lake Poyang lie the Greater and Lesser Tianchi Lakes, the Jingxiu Valley, and Lulin Lake. On the north bank of the latter is the Lushan Museum, which features pottery and bronzes dating from various periods of ancient China, as well as calligraphic works from the Tang Dynasty and paintings from the Ming and Qing dynasties.

 

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● At the centre (between three peaks), and at an altitude of over 1 kilometer above sea level, is the town of Guling( the name come from word Cooling), which is linked by a mountain highway to neighboring spots in the region. Gu Ling, located in the center of Lushan, is 1,164 meters (about 3,819 feet) above sea level with mountains on three sides and the valley on the other. The original name of Gu Ling was Guniu Ling, as it looks like a bull. Gu Ling Street is 1,167 meters (about 3,829 feet) long and it has a variety of shops, hotels, restaurants, bookshops, bars, coffee houses and dance halls that together form a town high in the sky. The Center Park in Gu Ling was built in 1954. After several reconstructions it now covers 10,000 square meters (about 11,960 square yards). In the park there is a large half moon shaped parterre in which stands a great stone bull that is the symbol of Gu Ling. He is two meters (about seven feet) in height and four meters (about 13 feet) in length. The base of the bull bears character ‘Gu Ling’. Meandering pathways, fragrant flowers, flourishing trees and a pavilion all add to lively atmosphere of this delightful place.Sandie Spring

● Sandie Spring lies below Wulao Feng. It drops through three craggy tiers with a fall of 155 meters (about 509 feet).  The upper part is like snow falling down to the pond; the middle reach wanders and twists with splashing sprays dancing in the air; while the lower level resembles a jade dragon running in the pond. This is considered to be the best of the Lushan waterfalls. It is said that you are not a true visitor here if you miss Sandie Spring. However, it was not discovered until the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) due to its hidden position in a deep gully.

Sandie Spring 

Tips:

About the Weather and Temperature: Lushan belongs to subtropical area where the climate is moderate with ample rainfall.  The average temperature in July is only 22.6C (about 72.7F). The Lushan Arboretum was built in 1934, and it is an important base for preserving flora of the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River. It is a good summer resort. The average temperature is about 22.6℃ at Gu Ling town in July. The best season is the summer, it’s a cooling world.

Special foods: 石鸡(Shiji) is a kind of frog living between the stone. 石鱼(Shiyu),long about 30-40mm and living in the gorge streaming. 石耳(Shi er), a kind of mushroom grow in the rocks.

Lodge: Easily to find hotel in Gu ling town or Mount Lu everywhere. Or you will be interesting in the various styles of architecture ranging from Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals to Byzantine structures, Japanese buildings, Islamic mosques and villas of 25 countries, all of which make Lushan a large-scale World Village.

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