Lishan Mountain Forest Park

Lishan Mountain Forest Park

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Lishan Mountain Forest Park

Introduction: IntroductionLishan Mountain, o­ne of the branches of Qinling Mountains, is located at the ..

Tickets:Lishan Mountain Forest Park Fee and Opening HoursAdmission: 45rmbOpening Time: 8:00-17:

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Lishan Mountain Forest Park Introduction

Lishan Mountain, o­ne of the branches of Qinling Mountains, is located at the south of Lintong Town, Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province. The elevation of the highest peak Jiulongding is 1,301.9 meters above sea level. The pines and cypresses o­n the mountain are exuberantly green all year round; the mountain looks like a pure black horse seen from afar, so it is called Lishan (pure-black horse mountain) Mountain. Lishan Mountain is famous for its scenic beauty that is like beautiful brocade, so it is also called Xiuling (beautiful mountain). At sunset, the afterglow tints the mount far and near with an enchanting golden luster, and the scene is very beautiful and gorgeous, so it is reputed as the Sunset of Lishan Mountain.    
There is a sidestep path with a length of more than 3,200 meters leading to the mountaintop. Along the path, you can first come to the Banhu Stone and the Forced Remonstration Pavilion (constructed to commemorate the Xi'an Incident). The road then leads westwards to the Sunset Pavilion. It further leads to the Laojun Palace o­n the third peak of western Xiuling. The Laojun Palace is the famous Taoist temple in Lishan Mountain. You can reach the eastern Beacon Tower o­n the first peak of western Xiuling after going through the Laojun Temple. The historical literary quotation that the seigneurs are fooled by the King You with war flame, and a single smile makes the king lose his country just happened here. Tradition has it that the King You of the Western Zhou Dynasty (11thcentury BC - 771 BC) o­nce set fire o­n the beacon tower to fool the seigneurs in order to put a single smile o­n the face of his concubine Baosi. When the Quan Rong (leader of a certain minority tribe) attacked the Lishan Mountain, King You urgently ordered the beacon tower set o­n fire, but all the seigneurs did not come. Consequently, King You was killed, and Baosi was taken away. The western Zhou Dynasty thus vanished.
The western rock of the Shiweng Temple o­n the eastern Xiuling is lashed by river water into the shape of a jar, so it is called Shiweng Temple (stone-jar temple). It is said that the temple was first built with the residual materials for the construction of Huaqing Palace during the Kaiyuan reign of the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The Yuxian Bridge (meet-with-immortal bridge) is situated in Shiweng Valley between the eastern Xiuling and western Xiuling, with a length of 5 meters, a width of 2.4 meters and a height of 5 meters. Tradition has it that an ancient examinee who went to the capital to sit the court examination met with an immortal when he came across the bridge, the immortal gave the examinee some advice and then he successfully passed the examination. So the bridge is called the Yuxian Bridge (meet-with-immortal bridge).
The scenery of Lishan Mountain is beautiful, and it has been a tourist attraction in all ages. And the best time to be here is any season, except the cold winter.

Lishan Mountain Forest Park Features

Lishan Laomu is a goddess in Taoist legend, and she is also regarded as o­ne of the ancestors in China. Therefore, there are temples built in many places for her. The Lishan Laomu Palace in Xi'an City of Shaanxi Province is the most famous o­ne among those extant temples. The Lishan Laomu Palace is situated o­n the Xixiu Ridge of Lishan Mountain, Lintong District, Xi'an City.
It was first constructed in the Qin Dynasty (221-206BC), rebuilt in the early Tang Dynasty (618-907), and then renamed as Laomu Temple.
The main buildings include the Palace Gate, the Three Immortals Hall, the Sacrifice Hall, the Main Hall, the Wing Room and the Side Hall. Statues of three goddesses, namely Yun Xiao, Qiong Xiao and Bi Xiao, worshiped by Taoism are enshrined in the Three Immortals Hall; the gilded statue of main god Lishan Laomu is enshrined in the Main Hall. A two-storeyed Canon-Storing Tower was o­nce constructed behind the Main Hall at the end of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Before that, the principal buildings in the palace o­nce underwent some large-scale repairs, so most extant buildings are of the styles of the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911). The extant buildings cover 8000 square meters. These buildings underwent two repairs after 1949, but the original appearance and style were not changed.
Many ancient cultural relics are stored in the Laomu Palace. The most important relic isthe Stele of Lishan Laomu's Canon Teaching, which records the story that famous Taoist Li Quan of the Tang Dynasty (618-907) met with Lishan Laomu at the foot of Lishan Mountain, and Laomu taught himYin Fu Jing(Classic of the Harmony of the Seen and the Unseen).

Lishan Mountain Forest Park Tickets

Lishan Mountain Forest Park Fee and Opening Hours
Admission: 45rmb
Opening Time: 8:00-17:00

Lishan Mountain Forest Park Transporation

Take bus 5(306)in the Xi'an railway station, the buses run at intervals of 10 mins, or visit the park after tour in the Huaqing Pool.

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