In the Song Dynasty, China's shipbuilding technology and navigation technology have been greatly improved. Quanzhou, Fujian Province, located in the southeast of China, has become China's largest port. This is also the starting point for the UNESCO-determined Maritime Silk Road.
Commercial exchanges have also promoted cultural exchanges. Various religions have developed in Quanzhou. Today, in Quanzhou, there is still a situation in which various religions develop together.
There is a Qingyuan Mountain next to Quanzhou City. The mountain is not high, and the altitude is only over 400 meters. It is famous for its statue in the Song Dynasty.
The statue of an old man is 5.63 meters high, 6.85 meters thick, and 8.01 meters wide. The floor area is 55 square meters. It is the largest and most ancient Taoist stone statue in China. The Laozi statues of many domestic attractions are copied here.
Qingyuan Mountain has been developed since the Qin and Han Dynasties. In the Song and Yuan Dynasties, with the development of the Maritime Silk Road, Quanzhou's economy thrived, and the development of Qingyuan Mountain reached its most prosperous period.
There are a lot of cultural relics left on the mountain. There are 9 statues of stone carvings in the Song and Yuan Dynasties. There are nearly 600 stone carvings in the past. It has been a place for literati to visit since ancient times.
There are many strange stones on the mountain. In addition to the statues of Taoism, there are also many Buddhist statues. The Holy Mountain Tomb in the scenic spot is the oldest and best intact Islamic shrine in China.
Qingyuan Mountain is a national key scenic spot. It consists of three major areas: Qingyuan Mountain, Jiuri Mountain and Lingshan Holy Tomb. It is Laojunyan, Qiandengyan, Amitabha, Bixiyan, Ruixiangyan and Tiger Ruquan. Nantaiyan, Qingyuandong and Sienyan are the winners, with a total area of 62 square kilometers. The Qingyuan Mountain Scenic Area has a radius of 40 wai, and the main peak is 498 meters above sea level. In the history of Qingyuan Mountain, many springs are also known as "Quanshan", and the city is named "Quanzhou". According to the records of Quanzhou Fuzhi, Qingyuan Mountain was first developed in the Qin Dynasty. The Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism in the Tang Dynasty competed for land occupation, and there were traces of Islam, Manichaeism and Hinduism, and gradually developed into various religions. An inclusive cultural mountain.
Qingyuan Mountain is the only 5A scenic spot in Quanzhou, which is a local landmark. The mountain is only 500 meters above sea level and is a perfect spot for a casual hike. With thousands of years of history, a major highlight is Laojun Rock. Located at the foothill, it is a detailed carved sculpture of Laozi. Literally taste the culture of Southern Fujian by stopping and taking tea breaks during your hike. Brewing tea on the mountain while observing the view is highly recommended.
1.There is a farmhouse stay beside the TienHu Lake at the top of Qingyuan Mountain and you should check out the place as it is not expensive.2.The Etchings on the rocks and cliffs at Qingyuan Mountain are for your viewing pleasures and not a suggestion for you etch out any messages of your own.