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Qingchengshan Mountain in China, Chengdu Resort

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This mountain is located southwest of the Dujiangyan irrigation system. It is"the most secluded and peaceful mountain in China", as well as one of the most famous Taoist mountains.

It was in these mountains that the monk Zhang Daolin organized the very first Taoist in 143 BC. monastery. Thus, Taoism was transformed into a religious teaching.

The hike up the mountain will take about three hours, but you can climb up using the cable car. Many Taoist monuments have been preserved at the top. In the Tang era, there were about 70 monasteries and monasteries, but in the 20th century, many of them were closed. Now Qingchengshan Mountain is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The first and one of the most important monuments on the way up is the Tsykhandyan Shrine, which is dedicated to the Taoist incarnation of Guanin. To the west there is a cave, the name of which in translation means"Grotto of the Heavenly Teacher". According to legend, it was here that Zhang Daolin lived, meditated and died at the age of 122.

  Next is the Shangqingong pavilion. Altars are installed in it. One of them is dedicated to Zhang Sanfeng, a master who taught martial arts to the monks.

At the top of the highest peak is a 6-tier pagoda. It contains a golden statue of Lao Tzu, the founder of Taoism. The upper tier of the pagoda offers a beautiful view of the surroundings.  

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Author: Kelly Costine