Nanjing Qixia Mountain, Jiangsu (南京栖霞山)
Qixia Mountain in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province [Photo by Morning68/bbs fenniao.com]
Qixia Mountain, also named as Sheshan Mountain, is located about 22 kilometers northeast of Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province. It covers an area of over 860 hectares, and has three peaks - Dragon Peak, Tiger Peak and Fengxiang Peak, with the highest peak at 286 meters. Covered by 750 hectares of various maple trees, the mountain has fascinating scenery in autumn. Around the middle of October each year, the whole mountain will become a colorful carpet, with flourishing red, green and golden maple leaves, making it a wonderful place to enjoy fall colors.
Best time to visit: middle October to late November
Admission: 15 yuan; 35 yuan during Maple Festival (around mid-Oct. to Nov.)
Getting there: Nanshang Line, Nanqi Line, Dongshang Line from Nanjing Railway Station, or take No. 138 bus from Fuzimiao.