The Jiuhua Street Scenic Area is the core area of Jiuhuashan Geopark and located in an intermountain basin composed of toruliform ponds featured with a paleo-cirque. It covers an area of about 4km2 and the average elevation is 650 m. This scenic area centers on Huacheng Temple, east to Chaxiao Peak, west to the Flesh Palace, south to Furong Peak, and north to the ticket entrance. Since the Ming and Qing Dynasty, it has been a famous spot attracting Buddhist believers, merchants, scholars and tourists. The styles and features of the Qing Dynasty can be enjoyed in old street shops, numerous temples and historic sites. Monks and residents harmoniously coexist. Buddhism, business, study and agriculture prosper together. The old stone roads go across the old streets and lanes, connect the temples, which depicts a wonderful and prosperous scene of Buddhist Country of Lotus Flowers. The Jiuhua Street is the best place for enjoying cultural attractions in Jiuhuashan.
Minyuan Scenic Area with an area of 6 km2 is a comprehensive tourist district where integrates natural landscapes with cultural landscapes. The idyllic scenery can be enjoyed: a fresh and beautiful countryside picture of villages, farming lands, hills, plant vegetation, quiet environment, cool four seasons, and fresh air. It is a good place for health, holiday and reading books. The attractions are Dragon Stream, peculiar stones, sea of bamboos, old phoenix pine, Huayan Cave and over 20 residential-styled nunneries.
Tiantai Scenic Area is the highest tourism area with an area of 8 km2 in Jiuhuashan Geopark. In this scenic area, Shiwang Peak is highest mountain with an altitude of 1344.4 m in Jiuhuashan, and the highest temple is Tiantai Temple with an altitude of 1248 m. The core exhibition area of the integration of geology, geomorphology and culture in Jiuhuashan is composed of three parts, namely, grotesquely-shaped rock group (Kwan-yin Stone, Roc hearing sutras Stone, Golden turtle facing the North Star, Candle Peak, etc.), temple group (Diaoqiao Temple, Kwan-yin Temple, Ancient Baijingtai, Dizang Temple, etc.) and cliff carving group.
九华山地区地壳基底形成于8亿年前；在2.5亿年前，相对稳定的地块隆升成陆；约1.4亿年前因板块碰撞，出现了两期大规模的岩浆入侵活动，形成东亚地区最大的花岗岩岩体，这是稳定地块活化的表现；6500万年前以来，受喜马拉雅造山运动影响，九华山大断裂塑造出壮观的花岗岩断块地貌；数千万年的流水、冰川和构造作用塑造了完整的“峰丘盆”地貌和丰富多彩的生物多样性景观。 The crust basement of Jiuhuashan was formed 800 million years ago. The stable platform uplifted to land 250 million years ago. The intense crustal activity happened with two stages of magmatism in Jiuhuashan area 140 million years ago, and the largest granite rock body in the East Asian was formed, which is sign of the stable continent reactivation. Because of Himalayan movement, Jiuhuashan Grand Fault made splendid fault-block mountains since the 65 million years ago. The complete geomorphologic pattern of mountain-hill-basin and abundant biodiversity were created because of tens of millions of years function of flowing water and glacier and structural activities.
Geosites, such as geomorphologic landscape, stratigraphic profiles, geological structures, minerals, rocks, water landscapes and so on, were formed by internal and external geological agents and witness the historical evolution of the Earth. The geosites in Jiuhuashan Geopark are classified into four categories: geological profile, geological structure, geomorphic landscape and water landscape.