This mountain range is located in the Anhui
province of China. Its translation means ¡°Nine
Glorious Mountains¡±. To the Buddhists
of China it is one of the four mountains to be considered
as sacred. Located in the county of Quinyang, which
is famed for its majestic landscapes and temples and
shrines, the tallest mountain peak is called Tiantai,
which many Buddhists aim to climb.
The temples in the area are dedicated Dizang Buddhisattva
and there was known to be up to 3000 nuns and monks
living in over 350 temples and shrines in the area.
It has been a religious area for many hundreds of years
and continues to be a centre for religious studies today.
Covering over 100 square kilometres, of which 114 is
protected; this magnificent area was opened to the public
in 1979 and since then has become well known as a place
to visit when in China. If only to see the magnificent
scenery of the area with its soaring mountains you will
be amazed by the history and religion of the area.
and Xidi Village