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  • Monday, September 25, 2006

    Major Sites: Qingcheng Mountain

    "This is a famous Taoist mountain and a world cultural heritage. It was named Qingcheng (azure city) because the green mountains join together to form an enclosure that looks very much like a city wall. The mountain, which is mainly conglomerate, has 36 peaks, the highest standing 1,600 meters above sea level. It is said that Zhang Ling, in the Eastern Han Dynasty, first built a thatched house there to preach Tao doctrines. Later his son Zhang Heng, and grandson Zhang Lu, continued to preach there. A number of famous Taoists had also stayed there practicing Taoism. Over the years, many Taoist temples had been built on the mountain and 38 still remain." West China Travel Guide, China National Tourism Administation. Also, see Wikipedia, ChinaCulture.org, ChinaTravel.com, WHTour.org, Frommer's, Sinoway Travel, Travel in China CD Series, Maps-of-China.net and Welcome to Chengdu.


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