Travel guide for the Mid-autumn Festival in China
Updated: 2014-09-08 12:18
Lushan Mountain, Jiangxi province [Photo/China.org.cn]
The Mid-Autumn Festival, the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, falls on September 19 this year according to the Gregorian calendar. On this traditional Chinese festival, besides eating moon cakes, enjoying the full moon with family and friends is also a must.
Lushan Mountain, Jiangxi province
Located on the southern bank of the Yangtze River south of Jiujiang city in northern Jiangxi province, the Lushan Mountain whole scenic area covers an area of 302 square kilometers, with the 1,474-meter Hanyang Peak as its highest summit. Featuring magnificent peaks, strange stone formations, unique waterfalls, flourishing trees, and many historical sites, the mountain is labeled as one of the most famous sites in the country and was included in the UNESCO world heritage list in 1996.