Mount Sanqingshan National Park
is located at the junction of Yushan County, Shangrao City and Dexing City in the northeast of Jiangxi Province. It is 50 kilometers away from Yushan County. Mount Sanqingshang got its name as it is composed of three summits resting in a row, that is, Yujing, Yushui and Yuhua, which represents the Taoist trinity. Sanqing signifies the “Three Pure Ones” in Chinese. Mount Sanqingshan National Park was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage
in 2008 for it is a shelter for animals and plants. It is also a famous Taoist sacred mountain in China.
The total area of Mount Sanqingshan National Park is 229 square kilometers. The highest peak is Yujing summit with a height of 1819.9 meters, which is fifth peak in Jiangxi province and also the source of Xin River. The physiognomy of the mountain has formed a unique landscape of granite peaks after 1.4 billion years of geological movement, vicissitudes
Top Ten Scenic Spots in Mount Sanqingshan
【Nanqing Scenic Spot】
Nanqing Scenic Spot is one of the most beautiful scenic sites with unique natural landscape the elevation of this area is 1557 meters. There is a broad range of scenic view, including th Xiangbo Bridge, Waishuangh Stream, the Ladder dolomite, Jade Terrace etc.
The most impressive scenery in Nanqing Scenic Spot includes several iconic shaped peaks, such as The Python Coming out of the Mountain, Oriental Goddess etc. there are several excellent locations for watching the sunset and sun rise, such as LiuXia Terrace and Jade Terrace sunrise. When the May and June comes every year, blossoms can be seen here and there, which would be quite impressive.
【Wanshou Scenic Spot】
Wanshou Scenic Spot is situated in the south part of Mount Sanqingshan. The scenery in this area has the implication of Chinese traditional auspiciousness and longevity and Taoist culture. It is said that view the charming scenery implicating auspiciousness and longevity can bring health and longevity to the visitors.
【Sunshine Coast Scenic Spot】
Sunshine Coast Scenic Spot is situated in the east of Mount Sanqingshan. It is also called the East Coast Scenic Spot. There is a newly developed high-altitude plank road with a height of 1600 meters along the cliff. Walking on the plank road, you can enjoy exotic wonders of the sky and overlook the beautiful scenery.
【Yulingguan Scenic Spot】
Yulingguan Scenic Spot is the eastern channel up to Mount Sanqingshan. There circled mountain roads between the peaks within this area. You can enjoy the wonderful trees and mountain peaks while walking in the shadowed roads.
Yulingguan Scenic Spot is a newly developed area. You’d better go with a local guide while you are traveling in this area.
【Western Scenic Spot】
Situated in the western part of Mount Sanqingshan, Western Scenic Spot is the most expansive site in the area. It has a average elevation of 1600 meters. Mount Sanqingshang had been inundated for three times and the West Coast was the coastline in that time. There is a longest and highest plank road along the cliff in Western Scenic spot, as well as astronomical wonders of the cloud sea, sunrise and Buddha light etc.
【Yujing Peak Scenic Spot】
The highest peak in Mount Sanqingshan is situated in Yujing Peak Scenic Spot. It has the highest elevation and most central location with a height of 1819.9 meters. You can witness the magnificence of Yujing, Yushui and Yuhua peaks.
【Xihua Scenic Spot】
Xihua Scenic Spot is situated in the north part of Mount Sanqingshan. There are picturesque mountains, river and rice terraces. The She ethnic minority group lives in this area and they maintain a very simple life. Xihua Stand is a climbing stone steps since Song dynasty. Moreover, Xihua Scenic Spot occupies a large area of virgin forest. It is refreshing to view vast green woodlands and ancient trees.
【Saqing Holy Lang Scenic Spot】
Sanqing Holy Lang Scenic Spot is situated in the north of Mount Sanqingshan. The landmark building of Taoism in Mount anqingshang is in this area. This scenic area has a history of over1600 years. There are over 260 sites of ancient buildings and cultural relics including Toaist temple, hall, mansion, lane tomb, bridge etc.
【Shiguling Scenic Spot】
Shiguling Scenic Spot is situated in the south part of Mount Sanqingshan. It features spectacular flowing springs and waterfalls. The largest waterfall Mount Sanqingshan, Yuling waterfall, is in Shiguling Scenic Spot. This waterfall is 34 meters high and 30 meters wide.
【Sandongkou Scenic Spot】
Sandongkou Scenic Spot is situated in the west part of Mount Sanqingshan. In this scenic spot, you can experience another landscape moving from the high peaks to the valley. The visitors can watch Yujing peak from different angles, which can not be replaced by other scenic spot.
Mount Sanqingshan is situated in subtropical climate zone and occupies the characteristic of alpine climate. The annual average temperature is between 10 ~ 12 ℃. In July, the average temperature is 21.8 ℃. The annual average rainfall is about 2000 mm. The best time to travel is in autumn (September and October), because there is no annoying rain in this time. And the rare light of Buddha will sometimes appear.
You can visit all the main spots in Sanqingshan Mountain, but you may have to walk for 7 to 8 hours a day. Hotels on the mountain only offer meals, you can not stay overnight there, thus, if you want to spend one night on the hill, you may have to camp. There are tents for rental there. Or you can go down the mountain for overnight stay. You can get free second entrance on condition that you report to the staff when you get out of the scenic spot in the first day. But tickets for cable car need to be re-purchased for second day. Itinerary in Sanqingshan Mountain, to a large extent, depends on whether you want to see the sunrise, or where want to see the sunrise. There are two popular places to see sunrise here. One is Yu Qing Tai near azalea forest in the eastern side, the other is Yujing Peak and Sunshine Coast sites near to Sanqing Palace. If you want to watch sunrise in Yu Qing Tai, it is suggested to rent a tent to stay overnight in Nvshen Hotel near the upper station of eastern cableway. It is quite convenient to walk to Yu Qing Tai to see sunrise in the early morning there. If you want to see sunrise on Yujing Peak, it is suggested o camp near to Sanqing Palace, but it is not so convenient to climb up to the peak to in the morning. By the way, Yujing Peak is good to watch cloud sea and sunset as well.
• Address: Border region of Yushan County and Dexing County, Shangrao City, Jiangxi Province, China.
• Opening hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm on workdays and 7:00am - 5:30pm on weekends from February to December 31; 8:30am-4:30pm from January 1 to January31. It is suggested to spend one to two days to visit there.
【Best time to visit】:
March to May and September to October are the best time to visit Mount Sanqingshan, when is cool with less rain. April to June is rainy season here, and July to August is quite hot.
【How to get to Mount Sanqingshan National Park using public transportation】:
Lying in the boarder region of Yushan County and Dexing County in Shangrao City in Jiangxi Province, it is quite convenient to be reached by land transport. There are many buses in Shangrao City or Yushan County leaving for Sanqingshan every day. The most convenient way for longhaul travelers is to take high-speed train or normal train from other cities to reach Shangrao first, then transfer to Shangqingshan by bus there.
There are cableways inside Sanqingshan National Park. You may take the cable car to reach the top of the mountain first, then hike down along the mountain to get close to the beautiful scenic view of it.