China has over 200 National Parks spread across this vast and fascinating country. So where to start? Perhaps Lushan National Park, a World Heritage Site and Geopark in Jiangxi, where Mount Lushan is one of the spiritual centres of Chinese civilization and where Buddhist and Taoist temples, along with landmarks of Confucianism, blend effortlessly into a strikingly beautiful landscape. Maybe Wulingyuan National Park, another World Heritage Site, which is an area of unique landscape dominated by spectacular quartzite sandstone pillars with lakes, streams, and limestone caves. Or Jiuzhai Valley National Park, also a World Heritage Site, which has more than just spectacular scenery, it is home to nine Tibetan villages, over 220 bird species as well as a number of endangered plant and animal species, including the giant panda.