Qingliang Mountain

Qingliang Mountain

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Qingliang Mountain

Introduction: IntroductionQingliang Mountain has been the No.1 well-known scenic spot of Yan’an all through..

Tickets:Qingliang Mountain Fee and Opening HoursAdmission: 31RMBOpening Hours: 6:00-18:00

Travel Tips:Tips1. The temperature there is quite different, You have to take enough clothes.2. ..

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Qingliang Mountain Introduction

Qingliang Mountain has been the No.1 well-known scenic spot of Yan’an all through the ages and there are numerous poems and songs written by eminent persons praising it. The landscape of Qingliang Mountain could be classified into three kinds: The first o­ne is the Buddhist historical cultural relics with Wanfo (Ten-thousand Buddha) Cave as its representative; the second is revolutionary relics and sites of the CPPC’S news and publishing units when it was in Yan’an; The last o­ne is Taihe Mountain (another name of Qingliang Mountain) Daoist Temple.
Also called Taihe Mountain, the enchanting Qingliang Mountain towers in the northern part of Yan'an. Its scenic spots include Wanranyunxia (Looking like Rosy Clouds), Yue'erjing (Moon Well), Shiwan (Poetry Bay), Shuizhao Yan'an (Water Mirroring Yan'an), Pipa Bridge, and the Immortal's Cave. There is also the Qingliang Mountain Information and Publication Memorial Hall.
As an inland city located in the North Warm-Temperate Zone, Yan'an has a continental monsoon climate. Generally speaking, it is warm there with an average annual temperature of 9.3 C. And Summer in Yan'an is free from extreme heat, so the months of July, August and September are pleasant and comfortable for a leisurely holiday there. While the Yan'an caves are warm in winter but cool in summer and make excellent dwellings.

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Qingliang Mountain also called Taihe Mountain, o­n the top of which is a Taihe Temple. It is composed of architectures like Zhenwu Master hall, Zhuangyuan bridge, Caishen (God Wealth) temple, Niangniang (Goddess) temple, Yaowang (herb king) temple, Shengmu (saint mother) temple and Santianmeng (three-heavenly gate). It’s a religious place in north Shaanxi secondary in importance to Baiyun (white cloud) Mountain.
Qingliang Mountain is also the birthplace of new China’s newscast and publication cause. o­nce when Party Central Committee and Maozedong were in Yan’an, here was the place where Xinhua News Agency, Yan’an Xinhua Broadcasting Station, Liberation Daily Agency, Masses in Border Region Agency, Central Publication and Distribution Bureau, Central Printing Factory and Xinhua Bookstore located. Now a “Qingliang Mountain Information and Publication Memorial Hall.” is built o­n the mountain, in front of which stand three white marble figures symbolizing news, broadcast and publication. Besides them is a steel inscribed dedication of Mao Zedong: “Go among the masses, not encourage empty talks”. The name of the museum was written by Ludingyi and it is the o­nly professional museum of press and publication.
Wanfo (ten-thousand Buddha) Cave:  It’s situated at the foot of Qingliang Mountain, which is o­ne of the four big grottoes in Yan’an. We cannot make textual research in the history as to when the cave was built, however, we may learn from the remaining note of the statues that they were carved in the first year of Yuanfeng of Song Shenzong in North Song dynasty (1078 AD), hence the stone Buddha had a history about a thousand years. Above the entrance of the cave inscribed words like “Jinxianshengjing” (golden fairyland). The main grotto is rectangle-shaped with a altar in the middle. o­n both sides of the altar there are two stone walls sticking up to the top of the grotto. About ten thousands Buddha, Heavenly Kings, men of great strength of different sizes and poses are carved o­n the walls of the altar and the grotto. There is a grotto o­n the right with sculptures of three Buddha, four disciples of them, sixteen arhats and Samantabhadra and Heavenly Kings o­n the back wall towards the door and the walls of right and left sides. In the grotto o­n the left, tourists may see a caisson ceiling of eight angles carved in relief o­n the top and a Maitreya in the grotto. There is another grotto o­n the right. Besides two sculptures of Heavenly Kings, there are Buddhist stories carved in relief o­n the walls. The carving skills of Wanfo Cave are concise and delicate. The stone Buddha are of different expressions and they look graceful and charming, which are of extreme art value and worth of studying.
Fangongci (Memorial Hall of Fanzhongyan): Located o­n the south side of Yinyueting (Moon-reflecting Pavilion), it has two “Wangyan pavilion” o­n the both sides. Inside the hall, there is a statue of Fanzhongyan in military uniform when he fought Western Xia regime in Yanzhou. o­n the both walls beside the statue inscribed famous words and beautiful lines of verses of Fanzhongyan. The horizontal inscribed board above the gate is inscribed six Chinese characters meaning “No.1 figure of the Song dynasty”. And the couplets are Fan’s famous lines of verse “be the first to be concerned with state affairs and the last to enjoy
oneself”. Opposite the building, there is an ancient palace of Xieshan style with ten beasts o­n its roof which looks magnificent. o­n the horizontal inscribed board of the gate, there are four Chinese characters “Tianxiaqiguan” (wonder in the world). Besides, there are two couplets explaining the “wonder”, o­ne is “Only after experiencing odd things did someone know the unfairness in the world”, the other is “make a general survey of the accomplishment and faults of the heroes of now and past of the two waters and a city, look at the three waters and two mountains in the far distance to perceive good and evil.”

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Qingliang Mountain Fee and Opening Hours
Admission: 31RMB
Opening Hours: 6:00-18:00

Qingliang Mountain Transporation

You can take No.1, 4, 5, 6, 11, 19 buses to get there.

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