The Lushan mountain area covers over 90 peaks and
soars to 1500 meters (4900ft) above the shores of the Poyang lake.
The hill is dotted with waterfalls, temples, colonial villas and
interesting rock formations which make it a popular resort location.
The area was a historic summer getaway spot for Chinese leaders,
Europeans expatriates and the wealthy.
Among the sites you will find the former residence
of Chiang Kaishek as well as meeting places for Mao Zedong and other
senior Communist leaders. Many villas have been transformed into
hotels and are a fascinating mix of various styles of architecture
from the 20th century.
The misty peaks and craggy cliffs have also been
the inspiration for many artists and poets. The Tang dynasty (618-907AD)
poet Bai Juyi said that "the wondrous beauty of mount Lushan
is surpassed by no other", which explains why so many people
come to the mountains during the summer months.