Mount Lu

Mountain in central China

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For other places with the same name, see Lushan (disambiguation).
Lushan landscape

Lushan is a city in Jiangxi.

Lushan (庐山) is a mountain area with the touristy township Guling at an altitude of about 1000 metres and the surrounding mountains up to Dahanyang peak at about 1500 metres, in Jiangxi province. After a long Buddhist history, it was built up by British colonialists as a summer hill station, and still bears evidence of their architecture (both real and obviously contrived). It still makes for a refreshing escape from the summer heat, and offers many scenic hiking opportunities and some historic buildings, particularly of interest for fans of Communist Party history. It is very popular with the better heeled Chinese tourist, but well off the beaten path for independent foreign travellers and accordingly you should expect some communication difficulties. It is hoped it was enjoyed by Chairman Mao, as his visage in cane chair features in front of the many picturesque spots, with more than a little assistance from Photoshop. This mountain area is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and UNESCO Global Geopark.

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Nearby Places

  • Donglin Temple (Jiangxi)
  • Lushan Quaternary Glaciation National Geopark
  • Xianren Cave

    Cave and archaeological site in China

  • Chaisang District

    District in Jiangxi, People's Republic of China

  • Lushan railway station
  • Guling, Jiangxi

    Town in Jiangxi, People's Republic of China

  • Catholic Church of Mount Lu
  • Guanyin Bridge
  • Xilin Temple

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