Qingcheng Shan


By admin - Posted on 29 March 2008

The Shangqing Hill(上清宫) site over 1,600m above sea level and is the hightest temple on the mountain. Halfway up the mountain is the Tianshi Cave(天师洞) where the old master used to give his lectures and is now home to the Taoist Association. Most of the buildings have histories going back to Han dynasty or earlier, but the actual structures are mainly Qing dynasty or later. Many of the buildings, in accordance to Taoist beliefs, blend into the natural surroundings without disturbing nature's grace.
A set of chairlifts and by easy access across Yuecheng Lake (Yuecheng Hu) make it easier to traverse Qingcheng Shan. Nearby Qingcheng Houshan, approximately 15 km to the northwest, provides more hiking options for those looking to get away from the crowds and more developed Qingcheng Shan.

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