Scenic Spots

1. Yuelu Mountain

Yuelu Mountain is located on the west bank of Changsha City, Hunan Province, and its main peak is Yunlu Peak, also called Linglu Peak, which has an altitude of 300.8m and serves as one of "72 Peaks of the South Mountain". As the Records on South Mountain, which was compiled during the Northern and Southern Dynasties, put it, within 800 miles around the South Mountain, Huiyan Peak is the top and Yuelu Peak is the foot. In 1975, Yuelu Peak was rebuilt into the Yuelu Mountain Park, and now it has become a component of Changsha downtown. On May 17, 2002, the Yuelu Mountain Park was given the position of a State-level Key Tourist Attraction by the State Council. In the park there are lots of sightseeing points like Yuelu Academy, Aiwan Pavilion, Lushan Temple, Yunlu Palace, and New Democratic Society etc.

At the foot of the Yuelu Mountain there is Hunan's most important cultural and educational area where Hunan University, and Hunan Normal University and Central South University gather.

Yuelu Mountain is adjacent to the ancient city Changsha, and it has been an indispensible sightseeing place for men of letters ever since ancient times. At the foot of the mountain there is Yuelu Academy, which is one of China's four great academies and also the most well-preserved ancient academy in China. Here, well-known historical sites include Lushan Temple (in the beginning of Jin Dynasty), Dagoba (Sui Dynasty), Li Yong Lushan Temple Stele (Tang Dynasty), Yuelu Academy (Song Dynasty), King Yu Stele, Yunlu Palace (Ming Dynasty), and Aiwan Pavilion (Qing Dynasty).

2. Tianxin Pavilion

Situated in the south of Changsha City, Hunan Province, the Tianxin Pavilion is located in the northwest of the Changsha Helong Sports Center. Adjacent to Cai'e South Road and Chengnan Road, the Tianxin Pavilion, together with the city circumvallation, Tianxin Park, and other buildings, constitutes a whole part, and now, it is rated as one of the important ancient buildings in Changsha.

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