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Shanghai, where the west meets east metropolis, is located in the Yangtze River Delta in East China and bounded to the east by the East China Sea. Jiuhuashan, also called Mount Jiuhua, is located at Qingyang County, Chizhou City in Anhui Province. Jiuhuashan is in the west of Shanghai, about 430 kilometers away.
To travel between Shanghai and Mount Jiuhua, travelers can take flights, trains, Long-distance buses, or private cars. While, the high-speed train is a comfortable, and fast way to transfer between Shanghai and Mount Jiuhua. It is cheaper and with more daily schedules than flights, while it is faster than cars and buses. China Discovery recommends you take a high-speed train (bullet train) to go between Shanghai and Mount Jiuhua (Chizhou, Anhui Province).
Chinzhou Railway Station is the closet high-speed train station to Mount Jiuhua. The whole Shanghai Jiuhuashan (Chinzhou) High Speed Railway is measured for about 522km (324miles). Every day, from about 6am to 6 pm, there are about 16 high speed bullet trains leaving from Shanghai Railway Station/Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station for Chizhou Railway Station with the duration about 3.5 to 4 hours.
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
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There are two railway stations operating high-speed trains to Mount Jiuhua, namely Shanghai Railway Station and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station.
Shanghai Railway Station (上海站)
Location: District, Shanghai (上海市静安区秣陵路303号 上海火车站)
Transportation: Shanghai Railway Station is located on the north of city center. Travelers can take metro line 1 to Renmin Square, Shanghai Museum, Nanjing Road; metro line 3 to Shanghai South Railway Station and Zhongshan Park. > Check more about Shanghai Railway Station
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥站)
Location: No. 1500, Shengui Road, Minhang district, Shanghai (上海市闵行区申贵路1500号 上海虹桥站); driving about 20km to the downtown.
Transportation: Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is close to Terminal 2 of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. Travelers can take metro line 2 to Renmin Square, Nanjing Road, The Bund, Jing’an Temple, Lujiazui Area; take metro line 10 to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Shanghai Zoo, Xintiandi, Yu Garden, The Bund, Nanjing Road. > Check more about Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Shanghai Railway Station
Chizhou Railway Station (池州站)
Location: Yongming Road, Guichi District, Chizhou, Anhui (安徽省池州市贵池区永明路 池州站)
Transportation: Chizhou Railway Station is the main train station served in Chizhou and Mt. Jiuhuashan. It is located about 7 kilometers from downtown area. While, the distance between Chizhou Railway Station and Mount Jiuhua is 48 kilometers which takes 1 hour for transfer by car.
Chizhou Railway Station
By Tourist Bus: There are direct tourist buses offering free transfer from Chizhou Railway Station to Jiuhua Scenic Area for passengers who would purchase the sightseeing bus ticket of Mount Jiuhua. You can get on the tourist bus near the exit of Chizhou Railway Station and purchase it just on the bus. The sightseeing bus ticket fare is about CNY 50, and it is a necessity for many leisure hikers. The operation time of the direct tourist bus is from 9 am to 5 pm with the departure interval of every 1 to 2 hours. Besides, if you are not going to take the sightseeing buses in the scenic area. There are also direct buses serving you to the scenic area from about 7 am to 5 pm with a fare of about CNY 12 per person. The departure site is also about 100 meters around the exit of the Railway Station
The two kinds of direct tourist buses may usually take about 40min to the parking lot of Mount Jiuhua Scenic Area.
By City Bus: There are also few city buses departing from the bus stop or Chizhou Railway Station to Jiuhuashan from about 6:30 am to 3:30 pm and the bus ticket is CNY 5 per person. Since there are lots of stops on your way to the Jiuhuashan and it takes more than 70min to reach the mount Jiuhua. Though the ticket fare is cheap, it is less recommended.
Taking the Shanghai Jiuhuashan High Speed Trains, you can not only enjoy the highlights of the metropolis Shanghai and the holy Mount Jiuhua, also the chance to visit the popular tourist cities settled along the way, like the ancient garden city Suzhou, the ancient capital city Nanjing, etc. Both rich Chinese culture and picturesque scenery are waiting for you to explore along the way.
Shanghai is located in the Yangtze River Delta, border with Jiangsu Province and Zhejiang Province. As the most flushing and the most international city of China, Shanghai enjoys the most convenient water, land and air transportation among the whole China. Thus, Shanghai is always chosen as the first destination for China exploring travelers. When visiting the metropolis Shanghai, you can get to Oriental Pearl Tower and SWFC to have an overview of the whole Shanghai city, get to The Bund to experience the combination of buildings in Chinese style and western style, get to Tianzifang and Xintiandi to spend some time in the old Shikumen structures, get to the Maglev Train to experience the rapid speed. Besides, if you have time left, you can get to Zhujiajiao Ancient Town to have a date with the water and old buildings.
Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower
Suzhou lies in the west direction of Shanghai, about 100km (62 miles) away. With a long history over 2,500 years, Suzhou is widely known for its elegant gardens and grand cannels, which are also Word Heritage Sites. When visiting Suzhou, you can definitely enjoy some leisure and idyllic time. Here, you can spend 1~2 days to visit some of the gargerns like Humble Administrator’s Garden, Lingering Garden, Master of the Nets Garden, Lion Grove Garden, etc. If you have time left, you can extend your tourist time in Suzhou to visit the water towns like Tongli, Zhouzhuang, etc. Besides, as the hometown of the beautiful silk, Suzhou enjoys a century-old silk factory - Suzhou No.1 Factory, where you can not only do some silk shopping, also have a close experience of the detail steps of silk making.
Suzhou North Railway Station (Suzhoubei Railway Station, 苏州北站)
Location: Fulin Road, Xiangcheng District, Suzhou (苏州市相城区富临路 苏州北站); driving about 22km to the downtown
Suzhou Humble Administrative Garden
Suzhou North Railway Station
Nanjing is located in the east part of China. It is the capital city of Jiangsu Province. Together with Beijing, Xian, Luoyang, Nanjing is called one of the four Great Ancient Cities in China. To be calculated, Nanjing has been the capital city of 10 dynasties in ancient China. Its civilization and history can even be traced back into million years ago. With such a rich history, Nanjing is really worth to be visited for China exploring travelers, especially for the Chinese culture and history enthusiasts. When visiting Nanjing, you can spend 2-5 days to visit the highlights like Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, Confucius Temple, Qinhuai River, Zhonghua Gate, Presidential Palace, Nanjing Massacre, etc.
Nanjing South Railway Station (Nanjingnan Railway Station, 南京南站)
Location: No. 98, Yulan Road, Yuhuatai District, Nanjing (南京市雨花台区玉兰路98号 南京南站); driving about 12km to the downtown
Nanjing Qinhuai River
Nanjing South Railway Station
Jiuhuashan is located in Qingyang County, Chizhou City, Anhui Province. Together with Mount Wutai in Shanxi, Mount Putuo in Zhejiang and Mount Emei in Sichuan, Jiuhuashan, which is also called as Mount Jiuhua, enjoys the reputation of one of the four great Buddhist Mountains in China. 78 monasteries and more than 1,300 pieces of relics can be found there. Aside from the abundant Buddhist culture and relics, Jiuhuashan is also noted for uniquely attractive scenery. Thanks to its perfect location that overlooks the Yangtze River in the north and Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) in the south, Jiuhuahsan is featuring with magnificent peaks, murdering streams, bizarre rocks, beautiful waterfalls, seclude caves, etc.
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30km away from Mount Jiuhua Scenic Area, Chizhou Jiuhuashan Airport serves seasonal direct flights to/from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (IATA: SHA). The duration on the flight is about 1.5 hours. Since flights are few and extra hours are needed before your boarding, the actual duration is about the same by high-speed train, and taking a bullet train is much more preferable.
Chizhou Jiuhuashan Airport 池州九华山机场
Location: Meilong street, Guichi District, Chizhou City, Anhui Province安徽省池州市贵池区梅龙街道
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport 上海虹桥机场
Location: 2550 Hongqiao Road, Changning District, Shanghai上海市长宁区虹桥路2550号
Chinzhou Jiuhuashan Airport to Mount Jiuhua Scenic Area: There are few direct airport shuttles taking you to Mount Jiuhua Scenic Area directly in about 40min. The shuttle bus fare is about CNY 20, and it only runs in the morning. Taking a taxi TO Mount Jiuhua may cost about CNY 150.
There is one scheduled bus running from Shanghai Hutai Road Bus Station to Mount Jiuhua Scenic Area. Since it takes more than 6.5 hours to get to Mount Jiuhua and the bus leaves really early before 6 am, it is less recommended to take it and the bus fare is about CNY 155 per person.
Shanghai Hutai Road Bus Station上海沪太路汽车站
Location: 1015 Zhongshan North Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai上海市静安区中山北路1015号
Shanghai is usually the gateway city to Mount Jiuhua. You need at least 2~3 days to explore must-visit sites include the Bund, Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Towers. Only about 430km away from Mt Jiuhua, it is also not far from another beautiful Buddhist Mountain - Mount Putuo.
If you specially visit Mount Jiuhua for Buddhist pilgrimage from Shanghai, Shanghai is a transportation hub where you can easily find a way there and get back convinetely. Traveling by high-speed railway, you will stop over multiple other attractive cities like Suzhou and Nanjing.
On your arrival day in Mount Jiuhua, you can firstly visit the 99-Meter Golden Statue of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva at the north foothill, near the tourist center. And then take the tourist bus to Jiuhua Street where gathers main temples. You can visit Huangcheng Temple - the oldest temple of Mount Jiuhua, which has changed to the Jiuhuashan Museum of Historic Relics and exhibits thousands of Buddhist treasures. Incarnation Grand Hall enshrining the flesh body of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva is also a sanctum pilgrim paying homage to. Later, you can visit Zhantanlin Temple, viewing much delicate carved architecture and worshiping giant statues of Thousand Armed and Eyed Avalokitesvara, Three Saints of Hua-yan worshiped, and visit Zhiyuan Temple - the largest temple with the most complete layout on Mount Jiuhua.
On the second day, you can take a cable car to Longevity Palace where preserves the incarnation of famous Chines monk Haiyu (Wuxia). Take some time to admire the life-like 500 bronze statues of Arhats and view a natural sleeping Buddha from the observation deck. After that, you can ride on a cable car to Heavenly Terrace Peak (Tiantai Peak), visit Ancient Lecture Temple and the highest temple - Tiantai Temple on the summit, enjoy a panoramic view of surrounding forest-covered mountains and follow trail of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva and many master monks.
If you’re also a traveler fascinated by natures and haven’t visited Mount Huangshan, then you can use several hours (within half-day) to visit the Flower Terrace Scenic Area, a charming place for seeing the peculiarly-shaped rocky peaks, lush pine trees, fresh air. The highlighting experience is walking through the Hanging Plank Road stretching along the cliff and overlooking spots under the mountain.
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