Mount Qingcheng is a famous Taoist mountain of Dujiangyan city in Sichuan province. Not only it is one of the birth places of Taoism but also one of the most important Taoist centers. Moreover, it was also the place of the Yellow Emperor’s studies with Ning Fengzi. Because the mountain has a very strong religious background. There are many temples bustling on the mountain. In total, the mount includes 36 peaks. Furthermore, it is home to Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Mount Qingcheng includes two main parts- the front part and back part. Of them, the anterior part is the main scenic spot with an area of about 15 square kilometers (about 3706 acres). It possesses the stunning natural view and plentiful cultural relics and historic sites. However, the Jianfu Palace, the Shangqing Palace, and the Tianshi Cave are the most famous attractions.
Looking up at Mt. Qingcheng from its foot, you will see that Laojun Pavilion is located on the highest peak, which is known as Pengzu Peak, it is also called Laoxiao Peak, which has an elevation of over 1,260 meters (4,134 feet).
Mt. Qingcheng Highlight TourExcept that, tourists will see the Jianfu Palace on the way. The palace was previously built during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Later it was renovated through years. However, not it adds two more two temples and three compounds. Besides, a streams winds through the palace. One kilometer (about 0.6 mile) away in the west, a wooden pavilion stands between the trees and rocks. It feels like standing in a huge painting when visitors seeing that.
When arrive at the Tianshi Cave, travelers can see a stone statue from Sui Dynasty (581-618). The figure is Zhang Tianshi (the Celestial Master Zhang). Legend has it that Zhao Daoling(later know as Zhang Tianshi) developed himself and preached around there at the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220). Thus Zhang is the founder of Taoism of Mount Qingcheng. Aside from that, tourists can visit the Sanhuang Palace, the Sanqing Palace and the Huangdi Temple as well.
Next, it is worth visiting the Zushi Palace. It has been standing here since Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Walking along the path, people can spot the next well-known temple, the Shangqing Palace. The temple was built during Jin Dynasty.
To visit Mount Qingcheng, travelers can see a good combination of nature, culture and history.
How to get to Mountain Qingcheng-Essential Travel tips
- 1. Take the bullet train from Chengdu North Railway Station to Qingchengshan Railway Station. Then take bus no. 101 to Mt. Qingcheng
- 2. Take regular bus from Xinnanmen Bus Station or East City Bus Station to get to the Mount Qingcheng.
- 3. Rent a private car which costs around US$100-200 (It depends on season and car type)
- 1. Take bus no.101 from Dujiangyan Scenic Area to Mt. Qingcheng.
- 2. Take bus no. 101 from Lidui Park Station or Qingchengshan Railway Station
- 3. Take bus no. 102 from Dujiangyan Passenger Transportation Center to Qingchengshan Railway Station and then take bus no.101 to get there.
Hire a Private Car with local driver
To explore Mt Qingcheng, to hire a private car is great idea. This offers you maximum flexibility to full-fill your time experiences, further more a private car rental is also affordable. The estimated price per day is about 100-200$ for vehicle rental depending your own group size and vehicle type. Please feel free to email us by [email protected].