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Qixia Mountain and Qixia Temple




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Location: Nanjing
Address: Qixia Mountain, 22 km northeast of the city, Qixia District, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Fee: Free access to the mountain, 10 Yuan/ticket, 25 Yuan/ticket for the Qixia Temple during the red-leave season.
Operation: Year around for hikers and climbers; The autumn is the best season.
Route: Take a shuttle bus from Southern Railway Station. From Shanghai – Nanjing Expressway: exit at Liu Tang Exit, turn east to the direction of Qixia Avenue.

Phone: 86-25-8576 1831
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Lying 22 km northeast of Nanjing City, Qixia Mountain (Sheshan Mountain) is dubbed “the most beautiful mountain in Nanjing”. The mountain is 286 meters high and has three peaks - Dragon Peak, Tiger Peak and Fengxiang Peak.

The well-known Buddhist temple, Qixia Temple, is located on the mountain. This temple was erected in 489 BC and was enlarged in the Tang Dynasty. It was once recognized as one of the Four Largest Temples in history. The temple was destroyed by fire during Qing Dynasty and reconstructed years later. The temple has a number of critical historic relics such as the Thousand Buddha Cliff, the Royal Stele and the Sheli Pagoda. The Qixia Temple Restaurant offers vegetarian foods for travelers.

Recently, Chinese archeologists have found numerous ancient stone inscriptions carved on the cliffs of the Mountain. The cliff inscriptions were found during a research project for cultural relics and they could be dated back to the Northern and Southern Dynasties (960-1279). The archaeologists have also unearthed four grottoes and dozens of Buddhist sculptures in the grottoes.

The mountain is popular for its maple trees. Each year, when the autumn arrives, thousands of local residents and visitors rush to the mountain to camp and to see the red and golden maple leaves, which covers the whole mountain.

Comments
The autumn is the best season to visit. Choose a day with friends and family, see the red and golden colors. You may find too crowded but you can not miss. Recommended.


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