Mount Lu Jiangxi China Travel Guide And Tips

Mount Lu is a popular mountain range situated in the northern part of Jiangxi province in southeastern China. It neighbors Jiujiang city and Yangtze River to the north, Nanchang city to the south, and Poyang Lake to the east. Its highest point is Dahanyang Peak, reaching 1,474 m above sea level, and is one of the hundreds of steep peaks that towers above a sea of clouds. Mount Lu is part of Lushan National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996, and as such, the park has become a prominent tourist attraction, especially during the summer months when the weather is cooler.

Hui-yuan founded Pure Land Buddhism here on the northwest slope in 402. Also, the Donglin Temple is located here.
Lushan National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and 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(not to be confused with the famous poet Li Bai), who raised white deer there. It is one of the oldest institutes of higher learning in ancient China.
West is the Flower Path which provided inspiration to Bai Juyi, a famous poet who lived during the Tang Dynasty.
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 calligraphy from the Tang Dynasty and paintings from the Ming and Qing dynasties.
At the centre (between three peaks), and at an altitude of over 1 kilometer above sea level, is the town of Guling, which is linked by a mountain highway to neighboring spots in the region.
World famous lu shan tea is grown in the mountains.

(1). There are direct trains to Jiujiang city from Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Beijing, Jinan, Qindao, Xiamen, Xian, Dongguan, Chongqin, Lianyugang, Tonglin, Hefei, Wuhan.
(2). If you wanna travel by boat, you can take one from Shanghai (or Chongqin) to Jiujiang.
(3). Nanchang – Mount Lu : There is a tourism bus to Mount Lu from Nanchang bus station every morning (only available on 8:25). The cost is 36 rmb for one person.
(4). Jiujiang – Mount Lu: You can take the city bus lin 3 or 4 to the Jiujiang bus station from Jiujiang railway station first. Then transfer to a tourism bus to Mount Lu (cost 8 rmb).

It is very convinent in Mount Lu cause it is a famous travel destination in China. You can find all kinds of hotels or hostels here. The average cost is about 100 rmb for a standard room. If you wanna save some money, the hostels can be your better choice. The cost is about 20 rmb for a bed.

Admission Fee:
RMB 135 for one person. You can get a 30% off if you come here at winter (Dec 1 to Feb 30). Free for kids shorter than 1.3 m. 50% off for aged (>70). 50% off for students (need to show a student ID).

(1). It is cold in Mount Lu. You’d better bring some jackets with you.
(2). When you arrive the hotel, do not take a shower immediately. You will have more chance to get a bad cold if you do so.
(3). For the aged, the crutch is a must have.
(4). Do not wear shoes with high heels, especially for the young ladies.