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Lushan Quaternary Glaciation National Geopark
Waterfall at Lushan Geopark
TypeNational park
LocationXingzi County, Jiangxi
Nearest cityJiujiang City
Coordinates29°33′15″N 115°59′25″E / 29.55417°N 115.99028°E / 29.55417; 115.99028
Area548-square-kilometre (212 sq mi)
Created1934 (1934)
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese公园
Traditional Chinese山地公園

Lushan Geopark (simplified Chinese: 庐山地质公园; traditional Chinese: 廬山地質公園; pinyin: Lúshān Dìzhì Gōngyuán), is located in the region around Mount Lu, Jiujiang. The protected area of 500 square kilometres (190 sq mi) extends from the Yangtze River to the Poyang Lake basin.


Natural landmarks

The park area features the effects of Quaternary glaciation, and exceptional geological upthrown fault scarps from the Quaternary age.

The resulting landscapes include: Lu'shan—Mount Lu, other mountains and summit peaks, valleys, gorges, gullies, rock formations, natural caves, and waterfalls.

Cultural landmarks

The area also contains large numbers of Taoist and Buddhist temples, as well as several landmarks of Confucianism.


In 1996, Mount Lu became an UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2004, Lushan Geopark became a member of Global Geoparks Network.

The park is a popular visitor and tourist attraction, and is a cooler summer destination.

See also