Jinzhai is a county in the Dabie Mountains in Anhui Province. It is under the jurisdiction of the city of Lu'an. The area was home to large numbers of Communist revolutionaries during the Civil War. Popular attractions include Tiantangzhai National Forest Park, Meishan Lake, Hongjun Square and Xiangshan Temple. Tiantangzhai National Forest Park contains Eastern China's last remaining virgin forest and is renowned for its spectacular mountainous scenery and wide variety of plants and animals.
Tiantangzhai is located where Anhui’s Jinzhai County and Hubei's Luotian County meet and is one of the major attractions of the Dabie Mountains. The scenic area is named after the main peak, Tiantangzhai, which is also called Tiantang Summit. It is the second highest summit in the Dabie Mountains and serves as the divide between the Yangtze and Huai River watersheds. One reason to visit Tiantangzhai is to hike and breathe the fresh air. Another reason is to see the waterscapes and waterfalls. The water quality is pristine, and if you watch carefully, you may discover a rare giant salamander.
Under the jurisdiction of Jinzhai County, Lu'an City, the Swallow River Grand Crayon is far from the urban area and the county. It lies in the southwest, near the junction of Anhui and Hubei Provinces, not far from the 5A-level scenic spot Tiantangzhai. With few tourists, the Grand Crayon is very quiet. It is dominated by water features, complemented by strange stones, and is a good place for leisure travel.
Located in Tian Tang Zhai Scenic Spot, Baima Canyon is the place where all the water from the waterfalls in the Tian Tang Zhai Mountains converges. It is also the source of the Huaihe River. The water in the canyon meets the national category 1 surface water standard. It is the source of water for Hefei, capital of Anhui. With nine different attractions including the nine Vauclusian springs, the Dragon Eye, Tianwan Castle and the one-line waterfall, this primeval forest is home to a stunning nature reserve.
Meishan Reservoir Scenic Area is seated just to the south of Meishan Town. The artificial lake formed in front of the reservoir has impressive scenery, and it is surrounded by green hills and there are islands on the lake. The reservoir was the second large arch dam reservoir built in the Lu'an area after the completion of the Foziling Reservoir. The dam of the reservoir is the main component of the tourist tour. Standing on the dam to the north, you may overlook Meishan Town.