Mount Lushan is in the southeast of Jiangxi Province, faing the Yangtze River to the north and Lake Poyang (the largest freshwater lake in China) to the east. More than 1,474 m above the sea level. Mount Lushan features 16 natural wonders and 474 scenic spots. Known as "the most beautiful mountain under heaven," Mount Lushan is one of the best summer resorts in China. People like to enjoy its three wonders: the cloud sea, the waterfalls and the craggy cliffs. Because of the surrounding water, Mount Lushan has rainy and humid weather. As a result, much of the scenery involves water: there are 22 waterfalls, 18 rapid rivulets, 14 lakes and ponds. For visitors Mount Lushan is also one of the nine best spots for watching sunrise in China. Mount Lushan is also historically and culturally famous. Numerous famous persons in the past 2,000 years have visited Mount Lushan and left many beautiful poems and paintings. The Academy of the White Deer Cave, one of the oldest institutions for higher learning in China, has been there for more than 10 centuries mind and spirit.