Mount Qingyuan

Mount Qingyuan

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Mount Qingyuan

Introduction: Mount Qingyuan has been famous since the Tang dynasty. The earliest mention of Mount Qingyuan ..

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Mount Qingyuan Introduction

Mount Qingyuan has been famous since the Tang dynasty. The earliest mention of Mount Qingyuan is from around 221-207 BCE. Rapid development of Mount Qingyuan began in 618-1279 CE and reached its peak during 1297 to 1911.

The centuries of development o­n Mount Qingyuan has imprinted various important historical and cultural artifacts. Such examples include nine huge Taoist and Buddhist stone sculptures, 600 stone inscriptions and 3 granite stones. The site also contain the shrine of Master Honyi.

There is also the "Four Superlatives' which includes the stone statue of Laozi from the Song era, the Vedic stone statues of Buddha for Three Lives, the holy Islamic tombs and the pray for wind stone inscriptions.

Mount Qingyuan Features

 Mt. Qingyuan is o­ne of the principal tourist attractions in the Quanzhou area. The mountain's scenic area encompasses about 62 square kilometers. The main scenic area is about 3 kilometers to Quanzhou City. The Scenic Area is comprised of three mountains-Qingyuan, Ling and Jiuri.

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The Statues of the Three Buddhas (Tibetan Buddhism) stand in the Bixiao Grotto o­n Mt. Qingyuan. They were built during the Yuan Dynasty. The three Buddhas are set in a rectangular niche and each sits o­n a lotus flower throne. In the middle is Sakyamuni with his right hand touching the ground. o­n the left is Dipamkarara who has an alms bowl in his left hand. o­n the right is Maitreya who sits in meditation. All three Buddhas exemplify the fine carving skills of Yuan Dynasty artisans.

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The Statue of Lao-Tzu is o­n the left peak of Mt. Qingyuan. Lao-Tzu was a famous philosopher and thinker and the founder of Taoism. His statue is considered o­ne of the finest expressions of stone carving art in the Song Dynasty. Lao-Tzu's left hand rests o­n his left knee and his right hand o­n a small table. His face is somewhat exaggerated with a pair of bright eyes, long eyebrows, a mustache and two oversized ears. It seems that he has seen through the vanity of the world and his face beams with happiness. This statue is the biggest extant stone sculpture of Lao-Tzu measuring 5 meters high and 8 meters wide.

The Best Hotels in Mount Qingyuan

  • Hongchang Hotel

    Hongchang Hotel

    Three-star QuanzhouFengze Price:-

    The Hongchang Hotel (Quanzhou Hongchang Binguan) is a business hotel located on Baozhou Road, with Quanzhou Bridge to its east, Tian'an Road to its west and the long-distance bus stati..

  • 4 You Hotel (Linzhang Road)

    4 You Hotel (Linzhang Road)

    Two-star or Less QuanzhouLicheng Price:-

    Located near shopping mall, Bell Tower and Kaiyuan Temple, the 4 You Hotel (Linzhang Road) (Quanzhou Jiushiweini Zhuti Jiudian Linzhang Lu) is 14 km from Jinjiang Airport. Quanzhou Rai..

  • Yongchunxianmeihu Hotel
  • Quanzhou Hotel

    Quanzhou Hotel

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     Quanzhou Hotel Quanzhou's first five-star tourist hotel, and is located in the historical and cultural city - Quanzhou Center location. Hotel Donghui Building, South Xin Floor, New..

  • Jinjiang Inn (Quanzhou North Wenling Road)

    Jinjiang Inn (Quanzhou North Wenling Road)

    Two-star or Less QuanzhouLicheng Price:-

    The Jinjiang Inn (Quanzhou North Wenling Road) (Jinjiang Zhixing Wenling Beilu Dian) is a chain hotel situated opposite to Quanzhou's East Lake Park.Guests can fully relax on the comfy b..

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