Qiyun Mountain – One of the Four Famous Taoist Mountains in China
Qiyun mountain, known as Bai Yue in ancient times, because of the distant view of the peak and cloud pingqi named; Located in qiyunshan town, xiuning county, huangshan city, anhui province, about 15 kilometers west of xiuning city, 33 kilometers away from tunxi district, covering an area of 110 square kilometers.
Qiyun mountain has yuehua street, yunyan lake, upstairs building 3 scenic spots. There are 36 peaks, 44 strange rocks, 18 caves, 27 feiquan caves, 14 pools, 16 pavilions, 537 stone inscriptions, 3 stone fang, 5 stone Bridges, 33 buddhist temples and temples.Qiyun Mountain is the lowest one with hundreds’ elevation among the China’s four famous Taoist mountains, and previously praised by Emperor Qianlong from Qing Dynasty as the only beauty in China and the top famous mountain in Jiangnan.
In 1994, qiyun mountain was approved as a national key scenic spot. In 2005, qiyun mountain was rated as a national AAAA tourist attraction.
Climbing up to the Highest Peak and Yuehua Heaven Street – terminal of Qiyun Mountain tour needs departure from Tourist Center. For the beginning roads, you can hike from Dengfeng Bridge (登封桥), pass through 13 pavilions in 9kms to the end Wangxian Tower (望仙亭 – good viewpoint between Wangxian Peak and Zhonghe Peak), or take the direct cableway to Feiyun Pavilion ahead of Wangxian Tower, then to Xianglu Peak (香炉峰 – shaped like censer at 945m above sea level), Yuehua Street (月华街) (small Taoist village half hanging on the cliff), later to Taisu Palace (太素宫 – holy ancient Taoist temple constructed in Ming Dynasty), Yuxu Palace (玉虚宫 – major Taoist temple built in Ming Dynasty) and Inscription Stele of Purple Cloud Palace & Xuan Emperor(紫霄宫玄帝碑铭 – the only reserved ancient inscription of Tang Bohu), pass through Hanging Walkway to the Highest Peak (585m – highest point of Qiyun Mountain once visited by Tang Bohu and Danxia Landform site) where you will get breathtaking mountain views. For return trip, tourists can take the bamboo boating near the Five Old Peak to Dengfeng Bridge at foothill.