Mount Fanjing is the highest peak of wuling mountain range, rising 2,572 meters above sea level. Original vegetation is the main feature of Mount Fanjing, towering mountains, mountains row upon row, streams, waterfalls. In addition, Mount Fanjing is a sacred Buddhist shrine, and many Buddhist consider it a place where one can achieve spiritual enlightenment, like maitreya. National geographic magazine has released its list of the best places to travel in 2019, which includes 28 places from around the world. Mount Fanjing is the only Chinese tourist destination on the list.
It is the 53rd UNESCO world heritage site in China. It is a metamorphic rock island in the karst sea and is home to many ancient and surviving plant and animal species that originated in the tertiary period, 65 million to 2 million years ago. More than 1,300 years of profound Buddhist culture. Mount Fanjing is a sacred Buddhist mountain. It is listed as the fifth most famous buddhist mountain in China.
More temples were built during the later song and yuan dynasties. Today, the two temples on the new golden roof are important pilgrimage sites for Buddhist around the world. Strange rocks and the most advanced natural landscape. It’s more than eight thousand steps to the temple. It takes about four hours. Along the way, you can fully appreciate the strange rock formations, such as the ten-meter-high mushroom stone, that illustrate the prehistoric creations of the area. There are many other strange rock formations and stone pillars on Mount Fanjing that you can’t miss.
The mountain was named “Fanjing”, an abbreviation of “Fantian Jingtu”, is a Buddhist term which means “Brahma’s Pure Land”. With a history more than 2000 years and filled with many unusual rock formations and rich biodiversity, Mount Fanjing is a beautiful, quiet and unique site and can make a refreshing and spiritual change after the hustle and bustle of big cities.