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Longhu Mountain, Yingtan

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Longhu Mountain, Yingtan

(鹰潭龙虎山景区 yīng tán lóng hǔ shān jǐng qū)

Beautiful scene of Longhu Mountain [Photo/VCG]

Longhu Mountain is a famous mountain in Taoism with a long history. As a cradle land of Taoism, it has been regarded as a Holy Land to which many pilgrimages are made every year. Covering a total area of 262 square kilometers, Longhu Scenic Area has 52 scenic spots and 230 natural and cultural landscapes.

In addition to being a sacred place for Taoism, Longhu Mountain is also full of beautiful and special landscapes. As a typical Danxia landform characterized by its cliffy scarp, the red terrestrial classic rock can be seen everywhere in Celestial Water Rock Scenic Spot. There are a total of 99 peaks, 24 boulders, and 108 natural and artificial sights and over 20 wells, ponds, streams and waterfalls. Sitting in a raft and drifting in the winding Lu Xi River which meanders westwards through the whole Mount Longhu area and links sights scattered along the banks, visitors can take in all the beautiful scenes, blue skies, white clouds, green water and red mountains.

Another marvelous sight in Longhu Mountain is the cliff tombs. Most of the tombs are about 50 meters above the water, some more than 300 meters high. Floating in the Lu Xi River, cliff tombs of the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC) and the Warring States Period (476-221BC) can be seen along the river banks. Because of its expansive area, large quantity, dangerous location and unique shape, the tombs got the title “the best natural archaeological museum of China.”

Longhu Mountain Scenic Area [Photo/VCG]
A Taoist temple in Longhu Mountain Scenic Area [Photo/VCG]

Scenic spot level: AAAAA

Ideal sightseeing season: All year round

Opening hours: 7:30- 17:30

Ticket: 260 yuan ($37.70)

Address: Southwest Yingtan, Jiangxi Province

Note:
1. Wear comfortable clothes when climbing the mountains
2. Buy travel insurance

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