Mount. Hengshan, known as Nan Yue of the Five Sacred Mountains, is located in Hunan Province. Mount Hengshan is regarded as a National Key Scenic Spot, National Nature Reserve, National Tourist Civilized Demonstration Spot, and National 5A-level Scenic Spot.
Mount. Hengshan has 72peaks and extends 150 kilometers. The highest peak of the mountain is called Zhurong Peak, 1,290 meters above the sea level. On the top, the Shaolin Temple and Watching Sunrise Platform are the best scenic spots.
The mountain boats many temples, among which the biggest is the Nanyue Temple, which covers an area of 100,000 square meters and which is the largest group of ancient buildings in Hunan province. Among the temples in the mountain, the Fuyan Temple is known as the nation's "temple of Buddhist doctrine" and the "Seven Founders' Temple to Perform Buddhist Rites". Beside, Besides, the Tripitaka Temple, which is famous for its delicacy, the Fangguang Temple, which is quiet, and the Water-screen Cave, which is mysterious, are all spots of interest.
Mount. Hengshan is the center of religious culture in southern China. There are not only scenic spots related to Buddhism, but also some scenic spots about Taoism, like Zhu Ling Land and Qingyu Temple.
When people have China Tours, the Five Sacred Mountains would be a great choice. Moreover, Mount. Hengshan is the loveliest one. If you come here, you will have a great feast of southern China landscape and culture.
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