Yuelu Mountain

Yuelu Mountain

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Yuelu Mountain

Introduction: Introduction Yuelu Mountain Situated in the west bank of Xiangjiang River, the Yuelu Mountain ..

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Yuelu Mountain Introduction

Yuelu Mountain Situated in the west bank of Xiangjiang River, the Yuelu Mountain with an altitude of more than 300 meters, has been famous for secluded environment and beautiful scenery since ancient time. Mount Yuelu Scenic Area consists of hills, pinnacles, rivers, lakes, wide variety of species of flora and fauna, cultural historic site, revolutionary monuments. Tourist spots o­n the mountain are Pavilion of Loving to Evening, Gorge of Refreshing Breeze, Python Cave and Yuelu Academy.
Yuelu Mountain is composed of natural scenery and personnel landscape. The natural scenery is strange, quiet, treasure and beautiful. In the landscape there are several thousand kinds of plants, among which there are a lot of famous and rare plants such as privet, ginkgo, camphor, spinulose tree, quassia, sweet gum, Chinese honey locustbladder catchfly. Besides, there are a lot of famous and rare birds and animals such as babbler, loriot, cuckoo, owl, woodpecker, parrot and fox, goat, pheasant. Yuelu Mountain is o­ne of Eight Attractions in Xiaoxiang.
Except for the beautiful natural sceneries, The mountain is dotted with inspiring cultural heritages including the Yuelu Academy, Lushan Temple, Yunlu Palace, Aiwan Pavilion, Baihe Spring, the Monument to King Yu and other minor historical traces.

Yuelu Mountain Features

The name Yuelu derived from a a famous line from the book" Story of Nanyue" written by Liu Song from the Southern and Northern Dynasties. It reads "eight hundred square meters around Nanyue, the head is Huiyan and the foot is Yuelu". The mountain was since ever called Mountain Yuelu.Yuelu Mountain has brilliant personnel landscape. For example, the poem written by Du Mu, "Stop the car and watch the maple leaves until late, the leaves covered by frost are more red than the flowers in February."

Yuelu Academy
Yuelu Academy is the most ancient academy in China. It was established in the ninth year of Kaibao Period of North Song (976 AD). In 1015, it was famous for its study atmosphere and obliged the name by Emperor Zhen Zong. From then o­n, it became o­ne of the four academies in China. Walking through Song, Yuan, Ming, Qing Dynasties, it was changed to be Hunan University in 1926, with a history of more than o­ne thousand years. It is called a rare "one thousand year institution of higher learning" by modern scholars. The school running history from Yuelu Academy to Hunan University reflects the variance of China's education system and is a reduction of the history of China's  education development.
Aiwan Pavilion
The original name of Aiwan Pavilion at the foot of Mount Yuelu was Hongye Pavilion. It faces east and is surrounded by hills o­n the other three sides.
This pavilion was built during the reign of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty and got its name from the poem by Du Mu, which says "Go up to a cool mountain far away, a winding stone path over there; There is a household in the depths of the white clouds. Stop my carriage, for I love the maple forest in the deep autumn; the leaves in the frost are redder than the flowers in February.The Pavilion is elegant and of primitive simplicity.
Lushan Temple

Lushan Temple located at the ancient forest of Mount Yuelu, is o­ne of the most ancient temples in Hunan built in Western Jin Dynasty.The temple enjoys great fame in the region and is renowned as the " first key point of interest from Han and Wei Dynasties", "the most sacred temple in Hunan province".
Qingfeng Gorge lies in the low place Between Yuelu Academy and Lushan Temple, where the scenery is quite beautiful. In it there are Aiwan Pavilion. Aiwan Pavilion lies in Qingfeng Gorge and was built in A.D.1792. Its original name is Red Leaf Pavilion and later according to the poem written by Du Mu, it was changed the name. Mao Zhedong o­nce played and studied here in the course of study period and the remaining tablet was written by Mao Zedong in the 50s. It was supported by four red poles. There is a tablet with the poem, "Qinyuanchun-Changsha" written by Mao Zedong.

Yuelu Mountain Tickets

Yuelu mountain fee and opening hour
Ticket :15 yuan, 12 yuan(adult group), 10 yuan (student group)
Opening Hour: 8:30—17:00

Yuelu Mountain Transporation

You can go there by Bus 106, 202, 305 and Lishan Special Line.

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