Mountain (Dragon and Tiger Mount) in Central China's Jiangxi Province is
not as famous as Taishan or Yellow Mountains. But everyone who has visited
it seems impressed by the experience. If it is not quite a journey to heaven,
it is said to be something close.|
Relics of Daoism and ancient tombs are two features of Longhu Mountain,
but the natural scenery is also eye-catching, and even more interesting
to some visitors.
Our guide said the mountain boasts 99 peaks, over 20 pools and waterfalls
and 108 scenic spots overall. It isn't necessary to visit them all - it
would completely wear you out.
All the peaks and rocks of the mountain are colored a peculiar deep red
because of their composition, with a high iron content. In China, this
characteristic is unique to the mountain.
Luxi Stream, which is also called the Shangqing River, is well known
in the area. The stream meanders through the mountains and it is pleasant
to sit on a boat and enjoy the scenery along the banks. The blue sky,
white clouds, green water and red peaks bring people in contact with unspoilt
Apart from the stream, the mountain itself is, of course, the main attraction
of the place.
Our vehicle carried
us to Luxi Stream, from where we could see the mountains towering in the
far distance. As we approached the mountain on foot, the scene became
even more beautiful. The waterfalls were crystal clear, while elegant
pavilions stand under trees that drip with bright red flowers.
The mountain has many strange-looking peaks, some are huge and some more
modest, but still lovely. Some look like the silhouette of a beautiful
woman, some look like a roaring animals. Each has been given an interesting
Another interesting place along the river is Xujia Village, also known
as "the village without mosquitoes". You can enjoy lively folk
performances in the village.
Here, people can take bamboo rafts to travel along the river. The rafts
are long and narrow, with just a few bamboo chairs on it. It is very relaxing
to sit on the chairs and enjoy the feeling of calm and peace as the banks
drift by. This is also the best way to enjoy the sunset.
The food in Longhu Mountain is also tasty. The three most famous dishes
are beancurd, fish and chicken served with chestnut. The bean curd is
very tender, the fish fresh and the chicken also delicious.
Ticket: 91 yuan (US$11)
Transportation: Reaching Yingtan City first by train, then you can take
long-distance bus to Longhu Mountain at the bus station, west to the railway
station. The ticket costs 5 yuan and it needs about 30 minutes’
Longhu Mountain is 120 km far from Nanchang airport, 150 km from Jingdezhen
airport and 116 km from Wuyishan airport. Tourist may go there by air.