Lingshan Mountain

A strategically important place with peculiar natura views, Lingshan Mountain holds historic interests. In ancient times, Jiuli Pass was one of the top 9 passes in China, utillized by military strategiests. The unique rock formations, steep cliffs, secluded glens, ravishing rivers and waterfalls have made this mountain a true wonder filled with natural resources. A famous location for Buddhist Shrines, Lingshan Mountain once housed 13 temples, although only 2 remain today, the oldest constructed more than 2,000 years ago, now considered a National Temple. Zhu Yuanzhang, the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty, had paid homage to the place and conferred Chen Dayong, then abbot, the title of Master Jin Bi. The emperor left his handwriting on the stele of the temple. Presently there are seven halls in the temple and more than 30 monks living and working at the temple.

It is believed that those who make the pilgrimage to the temple at Lingshan Mountain would have their wishes realized. The first day of March in the lunar calendar sees the most visitors and worshippers, as they gather at the temple site for a fair.