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About Hunyuan

Hunyuan County is in northeast Shanxi Province in the middle reaches of the Hun River, a tributary of the Sanggan River. Hunyuan, “source of the Hun,” gets its name because it encompasses the source of the Hun River. Mount Heng (“Permanent”), one of the “Five Great Mountains,” is located to the south of the county seat. The Hengshan (“Mount Heng”) Scenic Area comprises the scenic areas of Tianfengling (“Heavenly Summit Peak”) and Cuiping (“Jade Screen”) Peak. Not only is the natural scenery beautiful, but the location was also important in the rise of Taoism, and there are many Taoist temples and observatories on the mountain.

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Mount Heng
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Mount Heng is the northern mountain of the famous "Five Sacred Mountains". Mount Heng Scenic Area comprises the Tianfengling Scenic Area, the Cuipingfeng Scenic Area and the Qianfoling Scenic Area. Generally speaking, "visiting Mount Heng" refers to touring the Tianfengling Scenic Area. Mount Heng not only has beautiful scenery but is also an important birthplace of Taoism. There are many Taoist temples on the mountain. It is said that Zhang Guolao, one of the “Eight Immortals”, practised and achieved the Tao on the mountain.
Hanging Temple
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Hanging Temple is located between the cliffs of Cuiping Peak in Jinlong Gorge, Hengshan. It was built in the Northern Wei Dynasty and has a history stretching longer than 1,500 years. It is a well-preserved high-altitude wooden cliff building in China. At the foot of Hengshan, from a distance, you can see the Hanging Temple suspended over the mountainside. The entire temple is hung on the steep cliff, skillfully utilizing and building into the concave and convex portions of the cliff, making it exceptionally staggered and yet rhythmic. Visitors walk along the wooden plank road suspended within the temple to feel the magical architectural charm of the Hanging Temple.
Hengshan Jiutian Palace
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Hengshan Reservoir
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