Mt. Jiuhua

Mt. Jiuhua, one of the four great Buddhist Mountains in China (together with Wutai Mountain in Shanxi, E'mei Mountain in Sichuan, Putuo Mountain in Zhejiang), is delicately beautiful which is located in the southeastern part of Chizhou City, Anhui Province. The gross area reaches 120 square kilometers, while the protection area reaches 114 square kilometers. During the golden periods of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, there were as many as 360 temples and 4,000 to 5,000 monks and nuns. Precious sutras and other cultural relics in the temples are displayed in the Historical Relics Museum of the Jiuhua Mountain. The most valuable are the Buddhist canonical literature left from the Tang Dynasty, the Tripitaka left from the Ming Dynasty, and Emperor Kang Xi and Emperor Qian Long's handwritings left from the Qing Dynasty.
Mt. Jiuhua was called Mt. Lingyang in Han Dynasty and Mt. Jiuzi in Liang and Chen Dynasties of South Dynasties. A legend says that the great poet Li Bai of Tang Dynasty traveled here and wrote down a poem and the mountain got the name from it. In 719 AD, Kim Qiaoque, prince of the King of Xinluo came to Jiuhua Mountain and cultivated himself for 5 years. After he died at 99 years of age, his corporeal body stayed intact. Because he was very similar in appearance to Dizang Buddhisattva, the Mountain became the place to hold rites for Dizang Bodhisattva. Here's some guide information in your travel of Mt. Jiuhua: Address: Mt. Jiuhua Tourism Area, Anhui Province. Contact number: 0086-0566-5013450  Admission Fee: CNY200 Opening Hours: 08:10 to 18:00

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