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Mount Qingcheng, Sichuan
Mount Qingcheng, Sichuan
Author: Jason Zou (public domain)

The Mount Qingcheng, in Sichuan Province is an important centre of Taoism in China. The verdantly forested mountain comprises 36 peaks and is home to many Taoist temples.

According to Taoist mythology, Mount Qingcheng is the site of the Yellow Emperor's studies with Ning Fengzhi. Mount Qingcheng has two sections, the anterior and the posterior. The anterior Mount Qingcheng is the scenic area covering some 15 square kilometers.

The historic sites at Mount Qingcheng includes Laojun Pavilion, sited at the highest peak, standing at a height of 1,260 meters (4134 feet). Among the historical sights that greet climbers is Jianfu Palace, constructed during the Tang Dynasty and has been restored repeatedly ever since.

Another major temple on Mount Qingcheng is Tianshi Cave. Inside it is the statue of Zhang Tianshi who preached here during the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25-220), and is regarded as the founder of Taoism in Mount Qingcheng.

Mount Qingcheng was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the Dujiangyan Irrigation System during the 24th session of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Cairns, Australia on 27 November to 2 December, 2000.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 31 0 6.012 E 103 36 19.008
Inscription Year: 2000
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, IV, VI

Visiting Mount Qingcheng, Sichuan

Mount Qingcheng is open daily from 8:00 am to 5:50 pm. Admission fee is ¥90 and ¥10 for boatride.

Local Tours of China

At times, it is faster, safer and cheaper to join a local tour than to go there yourself. This is especially true for many places in China. However, you need to be wary of the tour operators, especially those in China.

Here are a few local tours of China that you may wish to add to your itinerary. These tours are arranged by Viator, one of the most reputable tour agencies in the market.

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