Shan Jiuhua

  • Location: Chizhou City, Anhui Province, East China
  • Feature: It is a popular summer destination, and also a holy site where Buddhists assemble.

Literally meaning “Nine Glorious Mountains”, Mount Jiuhua is home to ancient caves, waterfalls, old pines, streams and exuberant growths of bamboo. Within the richly variegated landscape, many ancient temples and nunneries nestle on the mountain. Pious Buddhists often climb to Greater Tiantai peak, which is regarded as the most important, although it is not the tallest of Mount Jiuhua.