Mountain Sanqingshan

Located to the northeast of Shangrao City, Jiangxi Province, Mountain Sanqingshan was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List during the 32nd session of World Heritage on July 6th, 2008. Apart from that, it is designated as a national key scenic spot, a grade AAAA national tourist area, a national natural heritage and a national geo-park. Mr. Paul, the President of the National Park Foundation of the U.S., remarked that: "Mountain Sanqingshan is one of the few essences and the treasure of the world". Chinese National Geography recommended it as one of the "top five beautiful mountains in China" and geologists from China and America all agree that it has "the most spectacular granite along the verge of western pacific ocean".

Mountain Sanqingshan is 89.48 miles (144km) east of Quzhou City, Zhejiang Province, 48.47 miles (78km) west of Shangrao City, 62.1 miles (115km) south of Wuyishan City, Fujian Province and 163.42 miles (263km) north of Huangshan City, Anhui Province. The scenic spot covers an area of 84.89 square miles (220 square km), of which 27.41 square miles (71 square km) is the main scenic area. Yushan County is closest to the mountain.

The three peaks Yujing, Yuxu, Yuhua looks like three divine spirits Yuqing, Shangqing and Taiqing of Taoism resting in a row, hence the name Mountain Sanqingshan. It combines the beauty of Huangshan Mountain, the spectacular of E'mei Mountain, the nimbus of Lushan Mountain and the steepness of Huashan Mountain in one, thereafter displaying a unique quality.

The granite landforms are the most valued component of Sanqingshan landscape. Mountain Sanqingshan has plentiful granite morphological landscape resource, picturesque meteorological landscape resource, ecological landscape resources, rare plant and animal resources as well as landscape resources of lakes and waterfalls and Taoism culture. Visitors can see the pictographic stone landscape here, lifelike natural sculptures, such as the Oriental Goddess, Gigantic Boa, Colorful Screen at Ninth Heaven, Thousands of Peaks Competing for the Best, Three Dragons Rushing to Sea and Guanyin (Goddess of Mercy) Enjoys Music. Visitors may also enjoy various special meteorological phenomena, of which the most important ones are: Cloud Sea, Cloud Waterfall, Sanqing Divine Light, Five Colors Road in the Clouds, and Meteor Showers. During winter, you can experience another landscape type, mountain blanketed in snow. Mountain Sanqingshan has been an important spiritual center for Taoism, an ancient religious culture unique to China. The historic Taoist stone structures, such as Sanqing Temple, Dragon and Tiger Palace and Wind and Storm Pagoda remain important relics of the Taoism culture.

Mountain Sanqingshan boasts a particular high biodiversity. There are 2,373 species of higher plant, 1,728 species of wild animals, forming the most diversified ecological environment in East Asia. In addition, 144 species of animal and plant are listed in the China Species Red List, and 79 species are designated as National Key Protection wild animals and plants in China.

Mountain Sanqingshan presents a stunning array of natural beauty combining primeval landscapes and pristine flora. Few, if any, other world sites can rival it in terms of grandeur and majesty of Mother Nature. Come and visit, you will find it a special and beautiful place, not only for China, but also to the world.

Admission Fee: CNY 120
Tourist Insurance: CNY 5
Opening Hours: Summer: Saturday to Sunday: 06:30 to 18:00; Monday to Friday: 07:30 to 17:00
Winter: Saturday to Sunday: 07:00 to 17:00; Monday to Friday: 08:30 to 16:30
Precaution: Those with poor physical strength should be careful.
- Last updated on May. 20, 2024 -
Questions & Answers on Mountain Sanqingshan
Asked by Ruud from NETHERLANDS | May. 16, 2024 16:19Reply
Wuyuan to Sanqing southern entrance
Is there a direct bus available from Wuyuan to Sanqing southern entrance (Hilton hotel)? Thank you!
Answers (1)
Answered by Keith | May. 20, 2024 23:05

There are only buses from Wuyuan Bus Station to Sanqingshan East Bus Station (Jinsha Cableway), which is about 20km away from your hotel.
Asked by Bernice from SINGAPORE | Apr. 01, 2024 14:27Reply
1) where best to stay when visiting Sanqingshan
2) how many days needed to stay
3) what’s the travelling time from Shangrao Railway Station to Sanqingshan
4) is the month of May2024 good for travel to Sanqingshan
Answers (1)
Answered by Joshua | Apr. 02, 2024 00:12

1. There is the Hilton inside the mountain.
2. You may stay 1.5-2 days to finish the visit.
3. It takes about 1.5 hours.
4. Yes. It's a good time to travel there. It's still in the spring, not too hot yet.
Asked by Bernice from SINGAPORE | Mar. 30, 2024 20:03Reply
how best to get to Mt. SanQing
Kindly advise how to get to Mt. SanQing from
1) LuShan
2) Nanchang
thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Joshua | Mar. 31, 2024 23:11

From Lushan:
Go to Lushan Railway Station to take a bullet train to Shangrao Railway Station, where you can take a customized bus to Sanqingshan.
From Nanchang:
Take a bullet train at Nanchang, Nanchang East or Nanchang West Railway Station to Shangrao Railway Station, then take a direct bus to Sanqingshan.
Asked by Sohphee from MALAYSIA | Mar. 28, 2024 23:35Reply
Private Guide in Sanqingshan
Do they have scenic area guide which you can hire at the Ticketing office/Tourist Information Counter?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lori | Mar. 31, 2024 23:03

Yes, you can.
Asked by sclok from MALAYSIA | Sep. 24, 2023 23:43Reply
cable car in sanqinshan
may I know how much does the cable car cost? TIA
Answers (2)
Answered by Olivia | Sep. 26, 2023 00:44

It costs CNY70 for upward trip and CNY55 for downward trip.
Answered by Sclok | Sep. 26, 2023 06:27

Thank you for your response
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