Zhao Mountain Scenic Area is located on the east bank of the Xiangjiang River, northeast of Xiangtan. According to legend, during King Zhao's war against the Chu and the Jin, his armies advanced all the way here before he was injured in battle. Collapsing into a deep pool at the foot of the mountains, he drowned and died. To commemorate the king, it was called Zhao Mountain. Zhao Mountain is not actually very high. In ancient times, it was recognized as one of the eight famous sites of Xiaoxiang. Ever since antiquity, many famous figures, such as Mi Fu and Wang Chuanshan, have left inscriptions here. Zhao Mountain's Qianshanzheng Road is a sloping granite path that leads directly from the river bank to the top of Zhaoshan Zen Temple. Zhaoshan Zen Temple was built during the Tang Dynasty. Shrines within the temple include Xuangong Hall, Yuhuang Pavilion, Guanyin Temple and Guansheng Shrine. On holy days, pilgrims gather from all corners of the world, the temple is wreathed by incense smoke, and the sounds of tolling bells roll into the distance. It is like entering the heavenly realm of Yaogong Palace.