Wugong Mountain

Wugong Mountain, or Wukong Mountain, located at the intersection of Pingxiang, Ji'an and Yichun in Jiangxi Province, is one of China’s three great mountains to the south of the Yangtze River, together with Mt. Lushan in Jiangxi and Mt. Hengshan in Hunan. Wugong Mountain is most famous for its stretching and undulating meadow. The blue sky and endless meadow add radiance and beauty to each other, attracting innumerable outdoor fans to hike and camp here. Colorful tents dot the green grassland, constituting unique scenery. Plenty of rivers, brooks and waterfalls lay on Wugong Mountain. Cloud and mist often linger on the mountain, making it a wonderful place to enjoy the sight of the cloud sea. Throughout history, many poets and literati came here and left much beautiful poetry to eulogize the scenery of Wugong Mountain.

What to See on Wugong Mountain 

The Golden Summit Scenic Area

The Golden Summit is the most popular scenic area on the mountain. It is also called Baihe Peak, and is the apex of Wugong Mountain. It is located on the Pingxiang side of the mountain, with an elevation of about 2,000 m (6,000 ft). The Golden Summit is the highest peak in Jiangxi. Following are some famous spots in this area.

Stone Drum Temple (Shigu Temple): This temple has a history of more than 700 years, located at the foot of the Golden Summit. Originally it was called the Buddha Temple. According to legend, once upon a time Qianlong, an ancient Chinese emperor, came here and heard the sweet sound of streams. He followed the sound and found a stream striking a drum-shaped stone. He struck the stone with a crabstick and an earsplitting tum burst out. The emperor was so happy that he renamed the temple to “Shigu Temple”, which means “stone drum temple” in Chinese.

Ziji Palace: Ziji Palace is halfway up to the Golden Summit. It is also called Zhong’an, meaning “Middle Way Temple”. It is one of the three great temples (together with Stone Drum Temple on the foot and Baihe Taoist Temple on the summit). The original temple was built in 1339 but has been ruined. The existing one was rebuilt in 2005. The temple covers an area of 1,200 sq m (1,435 sq yd) and enshrines one Buddhist immortal and two Taoist immortals. The harmonious coexistence of two religions shows the tolerance of Wugong Mountain.

Ancient Altars: The ancient altars are the “living fossils” of a sacrificial culture to the south of the Yangtze River. There are four stone altars with different orientations and architectural styles on the summit. The altars are more than 1,799 years old from their initial establishment. Ancient people believed that they could communicate with God by the altars, and worship of God would bring power to fight against natural disasters.

Spray of Waterfall out of a Golden Pot: This is the steepest waterfall on Wugong Mountain with a fall of 120 m (400 ft). The galloping waterfall strikes the stones and becomes misty fog, making the place look like a fairyland. It is on the middle mountain on the Pingxiang side.


Fayunjie is located in the middle of Wugong Mountain on the Ji’an side, with an elevation of 1,600 m (5,300 ft). This area is the best place to watch the sea of clouds on Wugong Mountain. When it is going to rain, the sea of clouds tumble in the sky, forming spectacular scenery. Fayunjie is also famous for a large area of meadow. It is called “one of the three most beautiful alpine meadows in China”, and is a wonderful place to hike and camp.

Recommended Visit Routes

One-Day Sightseeing Itinerary:

Stone Drum Temple - Zhong’an Ropeway - Ziji Palace - Fuxinggu Plank Road - Wishing Bridge - Upper Plank Road - Golden Summit Ropeway - Golden Summit - Golden Summit Ropeway - Fuxinggu Plank Road - Song Park - Zip Line- Fuxinggu Plank Road - Ziji Palace - Zhong’an Ropeway - Stone Drum Temple

This is the easiest route. You can enjoy the most beautiful scenery within 5 hours; those in good physical condition can even finish the visit in 3 hours.

One-Day Hiking Itinerary:

Shenzi Village - Jiulong Mountain - Tieti Peak - Golden Summit - Golden Summit Ropeway - Upper Plank Road - Wishing Bridge - Fuxinggu Plank Road - Ziji Palace - Zhong’an Ropeway - Stone Drum Temple

This is a difficult route consuming 7 to 8 hours. Some of these spots are not on the regular visiting route. Please go with mates and prepare with enough food, clothes and sun block for hiking the mountain.

Two-Day Camping Itinerary:

Day 1:
Mountain Gate - Stone Drum Temple - Wugong Mountain Cultural Park - go up by ropeway - Ziji Palace - North Shore Plank Road - Diaomazhuang Pile - passing through the meadow - Ding’an Hut - Ancient Altars - Golden Summit - Camp Overnight Nearby
Day 2:
Yinyang Valley - The Boat of Meadow - Wugong Spring - Lover Pergola - Gexian Cave - Huiyin Valley - Wishing Stone - Xijiao Peak - Dianjiang Platform – Fuxinggu - Go down by Ropeway
This itinerary covering Golden Summit and Fayunjie requires at least 1.5 days. Prepare enough personal products, clothes and food if you decide to camp.

How to get to Wugong Mountain

It is the easiest and most convenient to get there from Pingxiang side.
1. From Pingxiang:
Bus Departure Point Fare Open Time Duration
Pingxiang - Wugong Mountain Bus Pingxiang Railway Station CNY 20 07:00 – 17:00 every 20 minutes  1.5h

2. From Nanchang:
You can take a train to Pingxiang first from Nanchang. It takes about an hour by high speed train and 3 hours by normal speed train.
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If arriving by ordinary train, you will arrive at Pingxiang Railway Station and then take the above bus to Wugong Mountain at the train station. If you choose a high speed train, you will arrive at Pingxiang North Railway Station. There is also a direct bus to Wugong Mountain. As soon as you get out of the train station, you can see a big sign in Chinese and English for "Wugong Mountain Bus Pick up Point". A single trip costs CNY 27 and about one hour.

Ticket Fare

Admission Fee

CNY 70, including the shuttle bus fare from the tourist center to Stone Drum Temple.

Free of charge for children under 1.2 m (3.9 ft), CNY 35 for children between 1.2 m (3.9 ft) and 1.5 m (4.9 ft).

Ropeway Zhong'an Ropeway between mountain foot and middle mountain:
CNY 65 for upward ride; CNY 50 for downward ride

Golden Summit Ropeway between middle mountain and the top:
CNY 35 for upward ride; CNY 25 for downward ride

Free of charge for children under 1.2 m (3.9 ft).

Operation Time

Time April-October  November-Next March
Ticket Time 8:10-16:40  8:20-16:00
Ropeway Operation Time 8:20-17:10 8:30-16:30
- Last modified on Aug. 13, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Wugong Mountain
Asked by Kate from CHINA | Jul. 13, 2020 18:42Reply
What's the best time to travel to wugong mountain?
To get the ideal weather to see mountains and feel good
Answers (1)
Answered by Dominic from FINLAND | Jul. 19, 2020 20:02

Generally speaking, May to October are best time to tour around this area.
Asked by Nathan from USA | Jun. 10, 2020 07:42Reply
Where is the campsite near golden peak?
Do you need a permit? Are foreigners allowed to stay there?
Answers (2)
Answered by David from DENMARK | Jun. 15, 2020 02:36

As I know, foreigners are allowed to stay there. In order to be sure, you are suggested to consult the staff when you arriving there.
Answered by Chris from CHINA | Aug. 13, 2020 19:39

Hello Nathan, did you manage to find out if foreigners are allowed to camp?
Appreciate if you could share some info. I am also planning to do that next weekend. Thanks!
Asked by James Cuddy from UK/CHINA | Dec. 11, 2019 20:32Reply
Spring Festival - Can you hike during spring festival?
Hi, thinking of going to hike during spring festival.

Will it be busy? What's the weather like?

Answers (1)
Answered by Daniel from USA | Dec. 12, 2019 19:36

You can hike during that time but it will be crowded. The temperature could be 5C-10C of Pingxiang. I think it will be colder in the mountain.
Asked by b from SINGAPORE | Sep. 02, 2019 19:14Reply
would September be a good time to travel, as i plan to go during the mid-autumn festival?
Also, would I need a travel guide to climb Wugong mountain, or can i do it alone?
also, for lodging, how much should i set aside for that? and would I have to book in advance?
Answers (1)
Answered by Laura from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 04, 2019 19:48

You might expect large crowds during mid-autumn festival. If you just climb the mountain, then I think you can travel alone. It is suggested to book your hotel in advance.
Asked by Noam from ISRAEL | Feb. 25, 2019 21:06Reply
Is March a good time to visit Wugong Mountain? is it safe to travel with a 1 year old child?
Answers (1)
Answered by Claire from DENMARK | Feb. 26, 2019 22:26

Yes, you can tour around the mountain in March. Generally speaking, it is safe to bring child. Don't worry.
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