For most Yangtze Cruisers booked Victoria Sophia (Chongqing=Shanghai) before would have noticed there was a little bit change of the itinerary: The Full-day shore excursion to Mt. Huang has been replaced by Mt.Jiuhuashan. So how much do you know about Mt. Jiuhuashan? Let’s check out right away.
Located in Anhui Province, nearby Wuhan City, Mount Jiuhua (Mt. Jiuhuashan) is first known as Mountain of Nine Lotuses, thanks to the shape of nine peaks like lotus. With over 1300 above sea levels, it together with Wutai Mountain in Shanxi, Putuo Mountain in Zhejiang, Mt. Emei in Sichuan, known as the four famous mountains of Chinese Buddhism, and it wins a fame of “Top Buddhism Mountain in Southeast China”.
There are some key scenic spots, like Jiuhua Street, Longevity Palace, Flesh palace and Tiantai Tample, which are all full of Buddhist Culture and statues. And Tourists can experience cableway to view those sites or just climb to the top to appreciate the breathtaking scenery along the way. In this whole day you will gain some knowledge about Chinese Buddhism and its history.