Yuelu Mountain
Yuelu Mountain
Highest point
Elevation300.8 m (987 ft)
Coordinates28°11′41″N 112°56′36″E / 28.19472°N 112.94333°E / 28.19472; 112.94333
Yuelu Mountain 岳麓山 is located in Hunan
Yuelu Mountain 岳麓山
Yuelu Mountain
Location in Hunan.
LocationYuelu District, Changsha, Hunan, China

Yuelu Mountain (simplified Chinese: 岳麓山; traditional Chinese: 嶽麓山; pinyin: yuèlù shān) is located on the west bank of the Xiang River, one tributary of Yangtze River in Yuelu District, Changsha, Hunan.[1] Its main peak and the highest point, Yunlu Peak, is about 300.8-metre (987 ft) above the sea level.[1]

Introduction of Yuelu Mountain

There are more than 900 species of plants in Yuelu Mountain, and there are many ancient and famous trees, such as Podocarpus chinensis in the Jin Dynasty, ginkgo in the Tang Dynasty, camphor in the Song and Yuan Dynasties, and maple chestnut in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Yuelu Mountain is also an area where Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism intersect each other (三教合流).[2]

Scenic Spots on Yuelu Mountain

Yuelu Mountain is noted for its many scenic spots, including Qingfeng Gorge, Aiwan Pavilion, Lushan Temple, Yunlu Palace, the White Crane Spring, the Flying Stone and Yuelu Academy.[1]


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