He County, known as Liyang in ancient times, is located in eastern Anhui at the edge of the Yangtze River Delta region. It is at the forefront of the development of the Wan River, and is an important hub for the waterways of the Yangtze and Huai rivers. The region has over 20 natural and cultural attractions, including the Wu River, where Xiang Ji, the Chu overlord, took his life with his own sword; Tianmen Mountain, which served as the inspiration for a poem by Li Bai; the “shack” which Liu Yuxi was banished to; the springs where Crown Prince Zhaoming of the Southern Liang dynasty healed his maladies; and Zhenhuailou, which the Hongwu Emperor of the Ming dynasty climbed in order to inspect his troops.
Xiangquan Hot Springs is a four-star hot spring resort that combines hot springs, catering, leisure and entertainment. It is located in Ma'anshan City's Xiangquan Town in Anhui Province. Xiangquan is named for the pleasant aroma of its crystal clear waters. The Xiangquan Hot Springs are well known for being fragrant springs. Located in the natural habitat of egrets, these hot springs have a long history and are the perfect combination of precious natural resources and original ecological environment.
The Conqueror's Temple, located in Wujiang Town, the He County, Ma'anshan city, is also known as Xiang Wang Temple and Xiang Yu Temple. In 202 BC, Xiang Yu was defeated and killed himself. Later, the temple was built to commemorate him. Inside, there is the Conqueror's statue made of yellow poplar wood. He has a sword in one hand and steps forward with one foot. When the temple fair takes place, villagers nearby gather here. The statue is surrounded by incense smoke and a bustling atmosphere.
Jinlong Mountain is located in the mountain range to the northwest of the town. It has been known also as Pavilion Mountain and Fengtai Mountain. The seemingly everlasting mountain range forms the shape of a lotus, thus earning the nickname, "Unique Scenery of the State." Noted scenic spots here include Sanqing Hall, South Gate, One-line Sky, Rock Cavern and Baisuique. According to legend, during the late East Han Dynasty, three brother monks, Jinfo, Jinqian and Jinkun, reached Nirvana at this location. Later, people built Sanqing Hall to commemorate the three masters. Their statue is placed at the middle of the hall, with eighteen Arhats along the sides. There is a big bell and large drum inside. On special holy days, devotees from all over come here to worship.