One of the Four Sacred Mountains of Taoism

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Mount Longhu, China’s eighth World Natural Heritage Site, is located in the outskirts of Yingtan and is the birthplace of Taoism.


Mount Longhu is located 20 km away from Yingtan City, Jiangxi Province, China. Long means “Dragon” and Hu means “Tiger” in Chinese, so it is also called Dragon and Tiger Mountain. It is the No. 8 World Natural Heritage in China, the world geological park, national natural and cultural heritage site, National AAAAA scenic spot , national forest park and the national key cultural relics protection unit.
The Whole scenic covers an area of 220 square kilometers. Longhu Mountain is a typical Danxia landform. It is also the birthplace of Taoism in China. In 2007, it joined the World Geoparks Network. On August 1, 2010, at the 34th World Heritage Conference in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, "China Danxia" (Longhu Mountain) was listed in the "World Heritage List." On April 27, 2012, the National Tourism Administration officially awarded Longhu Mountain the "national 5A-class tourist attractions" title.


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One of the earliest Taoist temples in Longhu Mountain is the Zhenxian Temple built during the period of Hui Chang in Tang Dynasty. The Zhang Tianshi Temple is the one with exact ancient inscriptions written records, which was built in 950 during Tang Dynasty. In Song Dynasty, the Taoism in the Longhu Mountain became thrive gradually. The most famous temples are Shangqing Palace, Zhengyi Temple and so on. 


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Zhangtianshi of  Taoist in Yuan Dynasty was the leader of Zhengyi sect, leading book of prophecy of the three main mountain (Longhu Mountain, Maoshan Mountain, Gezao Mountain ) . After the middle of the Ming Dynasty, Taoism in Longhu Mountain was gradually fading. When the Taoism was flourishing, there were built ten Taoist Palaces, 81 Taoist temples, 50 Taoist courtyards and ten nunneries. The prosperity was evident. However, since the Han to now, most temples were destroyed or  ruined, only leave the Tianshi Mansion.


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Tianshi Mansion’s full name is "Si Han Tianshi Mansion". It is located in the middle of Qingzhen, and was the living mansion for Zhang Tianshi of each generation. The architectures were mainly renovated in Qing Dynasty and reconstructed in Modern Times. The nearest overhaul was in 1990. of existing buildings as well as modern reconstruction of the Qing Dynasty rebuilt, the last major overhaul was in 1990.


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Attractions

As Longhu Mountain is focused on water visiting, the most suitable period is from April throughout October. However, anytime is suitable for land visiting. Appreciating the green landscapes in spring, enjoying the cool in summer, watching the golden fields in autumn, and admiring wintry scenes in winter, all these are quite attractive and enchanting. 


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photo Snezana Radoicic [china daily]

[ wikipedia] - Mount Longhu; literally: ""Dragon Tiger Mountain"", Gan: Lung-fu San), is located in Jiangxi, China. It is famous for being one of the birthplaces of Taoism, with many Taoist temples built upon the mountainside. It is particularly important to the Zhengyi Dao as it the Shangqing Temple and the Mansion of the Taoist Master are located here It is known as one of the Four Sacred Mountains of Taoism.Two of them are the temples of Immortal City  and Zheng Yi , all founded by Zhang Daoling , the Han Dynastyfounder of the religion. There are more Taoist temples in nearby Shangqing Town . One of the temples in Shangqing is mentioned in the beginning of the famous Chinese novel "Outlaws of the Marsh".Mount Longhu also has cultural significance has a historical burial site of the Guyue people, who placed their dead in hanging coffins on the mountains cliff facesIn August 2010 UNESCO inscribed Mount Longhu on the World Heritage List as part of the complex of six sites that make up the China Danxia, Mount Longhu can be reached from the nearby city of Yingtan.
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