Lushan Xihai Scenic Area, Jiangxi province
(庐山西海景区 lú shān xī hǎi jǐng qū)
Location: Yongxiu county, Jiujiang city, Jiangxi province
Scenic Spot Level: AAAAA
8:00-18:00 (April 1-Sept 30)
8:00-17:30 (Oct 1 –March 31)
General admission: 85 yuan ($13.16)/person
Boat ticket: 70 yuan/person
1. Children under 1.2 meters (exclusive) in height, senior citizens aged 65 and above, residents of Yongxiu county and Wuning county, servicemen, tour guides, medical workers, and people who have a disability can enter free of charge.
2. Half-price concessions are available for minors, people aged between 60 and 65, full-time university undergraduates and primary and secondary school students, and local residents of Xiushui county.
Covering a total planned area of 495 square kilometers, the Lushan Xihai Scenic Area can be divided into two parts: Xihai Lake Area and Yunju Mountain Area.
The Xihai Lake Area is the largest earth dam reservoir in Asia. Built by 100,000 laborers on the Xiuhe River, it consists of more than 8,000 large and small islets. It is also the largest breeding place for the peach blossom jellyfish (Craspedacusta sowerbii, known as the “panda in the water”) in China, with national first-class water and air qualities.
The Lushan Xihai Scenic Area boasts rich and diverse tourism resources. In addition to the Xihai Lake Area and Yunju Mountain, it is home to the thrilling Jiangjun Canyon 9D sky glass bridge, drifting activity, the dynamic Xihai Water World, the Xihai Hot Spring, the picturesque Huahai Huayuan Valley, orchards, and authentic farmhouse food.
High-quality specialty food is one of the celebrated features of the Lushan Xihai Scenic Area. Thanks to an excellent ecological environment, national first-class water quality, and rich aquatic resources, this scenic spot abounds in tasty processed fish products, famous Yunju Zen tea, and the renowned Yijiahe tangerines. Besides, there are also countless edible funguses growing amidst the diverse types of landforms with luxuriant vegetation.
Due to its rich tourism resources, profound culture, and beautiful natural scenery, the Lushan Xihai Scenic Area is popular among tourists and is an ideal place for sightseeing, leisure, vacation, entertainment, and dining. At present, this scenic spot is focusing on the themes of "health, sports, and leisure", and promoting the integrated development of tourism and sports as it develops into a first-class and world-renowned tourist destination.