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Yuelu Mountain

Introducing Changsha Yuelu Mountain, Changsha Yuelu Mountain Guide, Changsha Yuelu Mountain Travel Guide
Article from Changsha Municipal Commission of Tourism

The name Yuelu Mountain is related to a famous line from the book" Story of Nanyue" written by Liu Song of the Southern and Northern Dynasties (420 AD-589 AD). The line reads eight hundred square meters around Nanyue, the head is Huiyan and the foot is Yuelu. And the mountain was ever since called Changsha Yuelu Mountain.

As an extended part of the mysterious Mount Hengshan range, Changsha Yuelu Mountain covers a total area of 8 square kilometers with its highest peak 297 meters above sea level. There are also many peaks with exuberant trees and reclusive and precipitous mountain streams.

Apart from the beautiful natural sceneries, Changsha Yuelu Mountain is also dotted with lots of famous places and ancient relics since Western Han Dynasty(206 BC-25 AD), such as Love Enjoying Pavilion, Lushan Temple, Wangxiang Pavilion, Lushan Temple Stele of Liyong (678 AD-747 AD) in Tang Dynasty, and the Monument to Emperor Yu carved in Song Dynasty, etc. Among the evergreen pines and cypresses, also lie Huangxing's Tomb which is under state protection, and the Tombs of Cai E and Chen Tianhua, who were both outstanding revolutionists. 

Quick Facts on Changsha Yuelu Mountain

• Name: Changsha Yuelu Mountain
• Location: Downtown Changsha
• Phone: +86-731-88822316
• Best Time to Visit: The end of autumn
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 4-6 Hours
• Opening Hours: 7:30-18:00 (May 1 to Oct 31); 8:00-17:30(Nov 1 to Apr 30)
• Admission Fee: Free

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