Unfortunately we didn't have ideal weather for Kongtong mountain the clouds were low blocking the fiew of the summit and the paths were wet, possibly the reason that the path to the heavenly bridge wa...
KongTong Mountain --- Ancient Scared Mountain of Daoism
The importance of Kongtong Mountain in Daoism is immense. To visit this remarkable place is to be with the local people of the Kongtong Mountain who care about the mountain and the preservation of the...
KongTong is one of my favourite mountains in all of China. It's not as challenging as Huashan in Shaanxi Province, but it hosts an array of beautiful temples and structures all over the mountain. I'd ...
Most Chinese-language reviewers adore this place and deservedly so. Though the original Daoist structures were almost certainly destroyed during the Cultural Revolution, unlike elsewhere in China -- ...
Lushan, with its peaks and towering peaks, steep cliffs, secluded and sturdy, culverts, strange rocks, lush green hills, both the northern country and the southern landscape, is known as Jidong A bright pearl on the Loess Plateau. It was also said that the ancestor Xuanyuan Huangdi had personally asked the Guangchengzi to be the "first mountain of Taoism in the world". In recent years, tourists from all over the world have come to the fore, making their popularity more and more popular.
There are three explanations for most of the existing materials: one is the place where the ancient clan lived; the second is that Lushan is a Taoist resort, taking Taoist empty caves, quiet and natural meaning; There is a hollow meaning. Three kinds of arguments are not without reason.
To say the origin of the name of Lushan, you must first say the source of the word "", generally the word ", in Gansu". The book "Erya", which was first seen in the Spring and Autumn Period, contains: "The North Daidou is extremely embarrassing." Pingliang Lushan is located below the Beidou constellation, which is what it means. "" records: "" is Daxia, Shache, Gudi, Danluo, Huaihu, Qiyou, Yi, Xiongnu, Lou rotten, Yueshi, Jiaohu, Beiqiu, etc. The leader of a clan. So is the name of a powerful clan tribe in Zhou. Also recorded in "Historical Records, Zhao Shijia", "Survey of Surnames", etc.: The descendants of the ancestor of the Shang Dynasty were sealed in the Kongtong (the also wrote the same, the empty Tong, the same name), and the country is the surname . Lushan is a famous mountain in the local area.
Lushan is located 12 kilometers west of Pingliang City. It is connected to Liupan Mountain in the west, 800 kilometers to Qinchuan in the east, Guanshan in the south, Xiaoguan in the north, and the north and south of the Weihe River. It meets in front of the mountain and is at an altitude. Between 1456 and 2123.5 meters, the vertical height is 667.5 meters, and the overall planned area is 83.6 square kilometers. Lushan is the branch of Liupan Mountain and belongs to the Danxia landform composed of the purple-red pointed hard conglomerate of the Upper Triassic.
is rich in the majesty of the northern mountains and the beauty of the southern scenery. The dignified and elegant eight-story Jiugong 12th courtyard and the forty-two buildings of the 72-story Shifu Dongtian are magnificent and rich in heritage.
Throughout the ages, Lushan has attracted many talents. Qinhuang and Hanwu embody the Yellow Emperor Xi Dengyu because of "Mu Huang Emperor" and "Good God Fairy"; Sima Qian, Wang Fu, Du Fu, Bai Juyi, Zhao Shichun, Lin Zexu, and Tan Wei also left a large number of poems. Huazhang, monument, inscription. martial arts and Shaolin, Wudang, Sui, Kunlun and other martial arts genres are well-known in China.
Throughout the ages, Lushan has attracted many talents. Xuanyuan Huangdi, who was respected by the Chinese nation as the ancestor of humanity, personally boarded the mountain, and asked the wise man Guangchengzi to teach the way of governing the country and the health of the health. The Yellow Emperor asked this ancient event in "ZhuangziYi" and "Historical Records" There are records in it; Qinhuang and Hanwu embody the Yellow Emperor Xi Dengyu because of the "Mu Huang Emperor" and "Good God Fairy"; Sima Qian, Wang Fu, Du Fu, Bai Juyi, Zhao Shichun, Lin Zexu, Tan Wei and other literati also left A large number of poems, Huazhang, monuments, inscriptions. martial arts and Shaolin, Wudang, Sui, Kunlun and other martial arts genres are well-known in China.
The earliest birthplace of Taoism. During the Qin and Han Dynasties, Lushan had a human landscape. Built successively in the past, pavilions, pavilions, temples, temples, ancient towers, all over the peaks. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, people called the scenic spots on the mountain "the twelve scenic spots": Xiangfeng Dou Lian, Xianqiao Rainbow Cross, Shantou Pinnacle, Moonstone Beads, Chunrong Candle, Jade Spray Glass, Hedong Yuanyun, Fengshan color fog, Guangcheng Dan point, Yuanwu pin cliff, Tianmen iron pillar, Zhongtai pagoda. It has basically restored the 42 buildings in the Nine Palaces, Eight Taiwans and 12th Yuan.
As early as the Qin and Han dynasties more than 2,000 years ago, it was the place where monks and Taoists gathered. According to historical records, Qin Shihuang went to Lushan in the second year of his throne. He was afraid of climbing because of the high mountain road. He only went back to the stone village in the foothills. In May of the 5th year of Yuan Ding (112 BC), Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty boarded Mount Lushan and looked at the ancestral calendar. During the Tang dynasty, the Zen master of Renzhi opened up the jungle in Lushan and cut through the only passage leading to the highest peak. Tang Taizong's imperial concubine, the establishment of the Buddhist temple, and the construction of the "Vedas Temple", "Xuanyuan Palace", "ask the official." The "Falung Temple" was built in the Song Dynasty, and the "Baoqing Temple" was built in the Yuan Dynasty. In the Ming Dynasty, Pingliang Hanwang Taihao built a large number of temples, and built many temples and temples, such as Taiheguan on the top of the mountain. At that time, Lushan had the Juxian Bridge, the Deadwood Bridge, the Shifangyuan, the Eight Immortals, and the Zhao Hetang, Lingkong Tower, Xuanyuan Palace, Zhencheng Temple, Shuhua Temple, Xiangshan Temple, etc. 8 sets, 9 palaces, 12 courtyards, 42 buildings and Xianhe Temple, Fenghuangling, Cuiping Mountain, Elephant Mountain, Qipanling, Xianren More than 40 places of interest such as Feng, Leishengfeng, Laojunfeng, Shexian Cliff, Yixiantian, Yueshixia, Huanglongquan, Longshui, Jiuding, Jingjing and Guangchengdan.
崆峒山，Kong Tong Shan is located in the small Gansu city Pingliang 平凉。It is easy to get there by public transportion. Even most of Chinese people has no any idea about this place, foreign travelers almost never reach this location. But I would like to mention Kong Tong Shan 崆峒山 because this place is considered the land of Taoism origin. Yes, this is true. Exactly from Kong Tong Shan the Taoism religious and philosophy beliefs spread out and penetrated into other parts of China.
There are several schools practicing qi kong and traditional medicine. Schools are not widely opened but accept new comers. This is hidden unexplored world, differing from that "well known" temple, where crowds of tourists arriving to watch the show.
Located in the western part of Gansu Province's Pingliang City, Kongdong Mountain is one of Taoism's important sources and holy places. There are many ancient temples and Taoist monasteries on this mountain. It is an important place for pilgrims to visit so they can pray and make obeisance. The scenic area's main attractions are located on the mountainside. Several of the mountain peaks are extremely beautiful and the mountains feature many dense forests and intriguing rocks. The scenery is beautiful and it is one of Northwestern China's favored places for mountaineering.