Yingtan (鹰潭) is the birthplace of Taoism in China, and since ancient times has been known as the “dwelling of the Immortals” and the “human land of happiness” on Earth. The region is characterized by the famous Mount Longhu, one of the birthplaces of Taoism, Danxia landforms and the large-scale cliff tombs from the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods, which have made Yingtan a world-class tourist destination. Other natural and cultural places of interest include Sihan Tianshi Mansion, Baihe Lake, Guigu Cave, Xianglu Peak, Sanyang Dongfu, Xiangshan Academy (one of the four major academies during the Southern Song Dynasty), the site of the revolutionary base in Northeast Jiangxu and Shangqing Ancient Town. It also features the culture of the She ethnic minority.
Located in the outskirts of Yingtan City, the Mount Longhu Scenic Area is the birthplace of Taoism, where the Taoist founder Zhang Daoling practiced and attained “the Way” (discovered the “Tao”). Mount Longhu is similar to Wuyi Mountain in appearance; both are classic examples of the danxia topography, a landform of red rock cliffs unique to China. Mount Longhu has been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is an awesome feeling to look up from your perch on a traditional bamboo boat on the Luxi River and see the dramatic mountain scenery on both sides. You will be captivated by the sight of the hanging coffins of the ancient Yue people and their demonstration of placing them.
The Live Performance on Seeking Dreams in the Dragon and Tiger Mountain is a large-scale live show based on the history and culture of the Dragon and Tiger Mountain in Yingtan, Jiangxi, as part of the world's natural heritage and a world geopark. As a large environmental art lighting project in China, a number of naked-eye 3D techniques are used. They combine elements of water, sound, and light into the beautiful scenery of the Dragon and Tiger Mountain, demonstrating the uniqueness of the charm of the world's fairyland and the Millennium Road City.
Tianshifu covers a vast area, and there are many houses. The pavilions are decorated with some splendid features and there are countless winding corridors. The house creates a quiet environment and the scenery is graceful. It not only retains the traditional Chinese government specifications, but also has some characteristics of the feudalism of the era and it maintains a distinct Taoist style layout. Every year, the Dragon and Tiger Mountain Taoist Culture Festival is held here, and visitors can watch Taoist Ceremony performances.
The ancient town of Shangqing has a history dating back more than a thousand years. The town is located inside the Longhushan Scenic Area. There are many places of interest inside the ancient town, including Changqingfang, Liuhou Family Temple, Tianshifu, Liuhoudi, Tianyuan Dejizhan and a Catholic church. The buildings sitting on stilts out over the river and the boats that float along the river give the town the style of a Jiangnan water town. On the east side of the town, visitors will find the Shangqing and Dongyue Palaces. On the other side of the Tunxi River, there is the hometown of Xia Yan—a prime minister during the Ming Dynasty—as well as the Guizhou Village and other sites from 11th Route Army and the Central Red Army.