Lechang (乐昌) is situated in Northern Guangdong Province. It is known as the northern gate of Guangdong and is inhabited by the Hakka people. Lechang offers unique landscapes and beautiful scenery comprising Danxia landforms, karst landforms, lava caves and subterranean rivers. The region is also home to hot springs. Jinji Ridge (literally “Rooster Ridge”) is located in Pingshi Town, and is so named as the northwestern peak resembles a rooster. The area also has a large limestone cave, the ancient Buddha rock, which gets its name from the ancient Buddhist temple that once stood at the cave entrance. The stalactites in the cave form various types of stalagmites, “stone flower” lichens, and more, collectively referred to as the “three palaces and four halls.”
Ancient Buddha Rock Cave is a large limestone cave located at the junction of Shaoguan City and Lechang City.There are many stalagmites in the Ancient Buddha Rock Cave, with stalactites as well, arranged into three layers. Because the shape of the stone is very unique, much like the immortal Buddha, it is named the Ancient Buddha Rock. The shapes of stone flowers, stone pillars and stone curtains in the Ancient Buddha Rock Cave are all unique, like a elegant painted scroll.
Golden Rooster Mountain is one of the famous mountains of Northern Guangdong, located in Pingshi Town, coming under the jurisdiction of Lechang city. Because Golden Rooster Mountain has cliffs and precipices on all sides, the mountain possesses odd rocks which are shaped like a rooster, and it seems to be crowing to the north, it is consequently named as such. At the summit of the mountain are three graceful piles of stones, which can be described as a natural wonder. Especially in midwinter, there is an expanse of white snow, and the snowscape is unique.
Jiufeng Town is a popular scenic spot in the local area. It is named after the town that has nine peaks. Every spring, there are areas full of peach, pear, and plum blossoms, which are very lovely. Most of the best flower viewing locations in the town are scattered in several villages. Pingshi Village is very close to Jiufeng Town. Tea Village is one of the more popular villages. In addition to the beautiful scenery of the sea, Shanglang Village has a more ancient feel with long history.
Jiufeng Mountain, a small town situated in the Gaohan mountainous area of Northern Guangdong, has a big temperature difference from day to night. The special climate has made the beautiful natural ecology of Jiufeng and has turned it into an excellent producing place for high-quality fruit trees. Every year from mid-February to late March, is a great flower viewing season. In the Flower Sea of Jiufeng Town, you can look at a large number of peach blossoms and plum blossoms competing to open. Strolling into Jiufeng is an ocean of flowers. In the spring days when the peach blossoms are in full bloom, the riverside, the village, and the hills are filled with blooming flowers.