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Mount Qingcheng

Introducing Mount Qingcheng,Mount Qingcheng Guide, Mount Qingcheng Travel Guide
Article from Sichuan Municipal Commission of Tourism

Located southwest of Dujiangyan City and 68 km from Chengdu, Mount Qingcheng is one of the major Taoism birthplaces in China. As a World Natural Heritage site, Mount Qingcheng is one of the country's most historically important mountains and key national tourism destinations. In 2000, together with Dujiang Dam, Mount Qingcheng was listed by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site. Laoxiaoding, its main peak at an altitude of 1,260 meters, is known for its tranquility.

Mount Qingcheng has unique geology and landform, lush vegetation, favorable climate, green trees, steep mountains, winding paths, and interesting temples. There are 36 peaks, 72 caves and 108 scenic spots. As early as in the end of third century BC, Mount Qingcheng was conferred as one of 18 well-known mountains and rivers for national sacrificial rites of the Qin Dynasty. It is rich in charming natural scenery, such as gushing sunrise of the First Peak of Mount Qingcheng, sunset glow of Chaoyang Cave, vast sea of clouds of Zhangren Peak, steep Ladder to Heaven, wonderful Yuanyang Spring, plunging waterfall of Hongyan Valley and clear Weijiang River. In 143 AD, Celestial Master Zhang Daoling, Founder of Tianshi Tao (Way of the Celestial Masters), came to Mount Qingcheng and found the "Wudoumi Tao" (Way of Five Bushels of Rice) based on the Theory of Huangdi and Lao Tzu, namely the Tianshi Tao. Mount Qingcheng is the birthplace of Chinese Taoism as well as ancestral mountain and court of Tianshi Tao.

To get around Mount Qingcheng doesn't require any specific route or plans. The grasses and forests delight endlessly, so fancy should be the guide. To overcome fatigue, stop for a cup of tea in one of the tranquil gardens. To curb hunger, take a break for a delicious vegetarian meal.

No trip to Sichuan would be complete without a culinary experience, and in this areas the four highly recommended specialties are: Chicken with ginkgo, Qingcheng Kuding tea, Taoist pickles, and Dongtian Milk Spirit. Other delectable offerings include: shipa fish, konjak (a potato-like vegetable) with roast chicken, and Mount Qingcheng preserved meat.

Quick Facts on Mount Qingcheng

• Name: Mount Qingcheng
• Location: 68 Km East of Chengdu
• Phone: +86-28-86702366
• Best Time to Visit: April to October
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 2 Days
• Opening Hours: 08:00-18:00
• Admission Fee: CNY 90

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