As a famous cultural and natural mountain, Mount Jiuhua usually needs at least 2 days to cover the main highlights in Heavenly Terrace Scenic Area, Jiuhua Street Scenic Area, Flower Terrace Scenic Area, etc. When you are in Mount Jiuhua, you can either stay a night on the mountain (Jiuhua Street) or at the mountain foot (Kecun village near the tourist center). Jiuhua Street on Mount Jiuhua is more recommended because you can conveniently continue your trip next day from there.
Yes, camping is allowed on Mount Jiuhua. But it is not recommended or necessary. You need to take your own camping gears such as the tent and moisture-proof pad to the mountain. Then you need to find an open land to set up your tent. Most people choose places near Baisuigong Temple or Tiantai Temple if it’s not crowded, few will camp in Huatai Scenic Area. It is windy on Mount Jiuhua and the temperature will drop when night falls. It is more recommended to stay in a warm and comfortable hotel as there are many choices from luxury ones to economical homestays.
Jiuhua Street Scenic Area is the most recommended and most chosen accommodation area for tourists. It is more like a little town on Mount Jiuhua that can satisfy your demands in eating, accommodation, and buying necessities. It is also near attractions like Zhiyuan Temple, Zhandanlin Temple, Huacheng Temple, etc. From here, you can conveniently continue your trip to Baisuigong Temple or Tianchi Temple the next day.
Address: No.2 Huacheng Road, Jiuhua Street of Mount Jiuhua Scenic Area, close to Zhiyuan Temple.
Opened in 2011, Jiuhuashan Julong Hotel has modern facilities, including 232 rooms, 3 meeting rooms, Chinese & Western cuisines, Sauna, Gym, bar, free Wifi, entertainment facilities, etc. It is a good choice for travelers to stay in an advanced hotel well blended with nature.
Address: No.8 Huachang Road, Jiuhua Street of Mount Jiuhua Scenic Area, close to Huacheng Temple.
There are altogether 240 rooms with several types, including business standard rooms, executive standard rooms, deluxe standard rooms, business suite, family triple rooms, business single rooms, deluxe single rooms. In the convenient Dongya Hotel, you can have an enjoyable accommodation, experience good service.
Apart from the two 4-star hotels, there are many 3-star hotels such as Longquan Hotel 龙泉饭店, Zhonglou Hotel 钟楼宾馆, Qinggong Hotel 轻工宾馆, and Jiulianyuan Hotel 九莲苑宾馆. You can also choose one of the dozens of homestays and inns that are not star-rated. They are usually operated by the locals and provide both accommodation and meal. In a word, you can find hotels in different classes here, but the price is a little higher than those at the mountain foot.
At Jiuhua Mountain foot near the tourist center, there are also many hotel choices around Kecun Village. Apart from the luxury Hanyuelou Resort and comfortable Jiarun Gloria Grand Hotel, others are most homestays and inns that offer basic accommodation facilities and are not very recommended. From here, you will need 0.5-1 hour to get to the main scenic area of Mount Jiuhua.
Address: New Street, Kecun Village, Mt.Jiuhua Scenic Spot Area, Chizhou
Jiuhuashan Hanyuelou Resort is reputed as the best hotel in Mount Jiuhua area. It is a classic Huizhou architecture Garden Hotel as a perfect combination of Buddhism and nature. It has all kinds of luxurious guest rooms and suites, including rooms with remote view of the 99-meter Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Statue and luxury villas equipped with swimming pool and surfing facilities. The beautiful environment and considerate service will make your stay quite enjoyable.
Address: New Street, Kecun Village, Mt.Jiuhua Scenic Spot Area, Chizhou
Renovated in 2012, Jiarun Gloria Grand Hotel Jiuhuashan guarantees guests a pleasant stay during Mount Jiuhua trip. It offers all the essential service and amenities to travelers such as free Wifi, 24-hour room service, 24-hour front desk, express check-in/check-out, and luggage storage. The rooms are equipped with television, air conditioner, hot water, desk, mini bar, etc.
1. The hotels in Mount Jiuhua scenic area are usually not as good as those in big cities like Beijing and Shanghai, so they may be a little short of your expectation. To ensure a comfortable stay, 4-star and 5-star hotels are more recommended.
2. The price of the hotel rooms varies greatly in weekdays and weekends, ordinary days and holidays. As the rooms are limited in number, in peak season, you need to book at least a week in advance to make sure you get a room.
3. Some big temples on Mount Jiuhua such as Zhiyuan Temple and Ganlu Temple may provide accommodation to tourists and Buddhists. You can consult the monks when you get to the temple. When you stay there, you need to abide by the stipulation of the temples.
How to Get to Mount Jiuhua: Take a flight to Chizhou Jiuhuashan Airport or take a high speed train to Chizhou Railway Station from Beijing, Shanghai…; Drive about 2 hours from Huangshan.
Best Time to Visit Jinan: Mid-March to Mid-November, because the temperature is comfortable with the best scenery; many Buddhist festivals and ceremonies are held.
Top Places to Visit on Mount Jiuhua: 99-Meter Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, Longevity Palace, Huangcheng Temple, Tiantai Peak, Tiantai Temple…
No matter you’re a Buddhist follower or sightseeing tourist, 2 days is most suitable for a Mount Jiuhua tour. Detailed attractions and tour order can be flexibly arranged based on personal interest, time and energy.
If you specially visit Mount Jiuhua for Buddhist pilgrimage, then Buddhist temples are the must-visits. On your arrival day, you can visit the 99-Meter Golden Statue of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva at the north foothill. In and around Jiuhua Street, you can visit Huangcheng Temple - the first Buddhism temple of Mount Jiuhua, Incarnation Grand Hall which enshrines the flesh body of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, Zhantanlin Temple with massive delicate carved architectures and Zhiyuan Temple - the largest temple with the most complete layout, etc. On the second day, you can get to Longevity Palace to worship the incarnation of famous Chinese monk Haiyu (Wuxia) and Heavenly Terrace Peak (Tiantai Peak) where the highest temple - Tiantai Temple lies.
If you’re also a traveler fascinated by natures and physical condition permits, then you can view charming mountain landscape in the Flower Terrace Scenic Area with a special Hanging Plank Road hiking experience.
After your Mount Jiuhua tour, Mount Huangshan, just 2 hours’ ride away, is a popular UNESCO World Cultural & Natural Heritage worth your exploration with another 2 days. Chinese ancient culture buffs also like to visit Hongcun, Xidi and other ancient Huizhou-style village around the Mount Huangshan. If time allows, you may extend trip further to Wuyuan and Jingdezhen in neighboring Jiangxi, Mount Putuo and other famous Buddhist mountains and many more major tourist destinations in China.
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