Lushan Mountain is renowned for its natural scenery and ancient sites of cultural, educational, religious and political significance. In 1982 the State Council apporved the mountain among the first batch of national key scenic and historic interest zones in China. On December 6th, 1996, the UNESCO put Lushan Mountain was appraised as a national AAAAA scenic zone. This mountain is famous in China and abroad for its lofty peaks covered with luxuriant trees.