HUA QUAN VILLAGE

18 TIANSHI ROAD

LONGHU SHAN DISTRICT, YINGTAN CITY

JIANGXI PROVINCE, CHINA

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SIGHTSEEING

LONGHU SHAN

(DRAGON TIGER MOUNTAIN) THEME SONG

Music and Lyrics By: Liu Jia Chang

Six major scenic spots:

  • Xianshui Rock

  • Zhengyi Temple

  • Shangqing Palace

  • Mazu Rock

  • Tianmen Mountain

  • Shengjing Mountain

Tours to the scenic sites can be booked through Hua Quan Hotel.

LONGHU SHAN

Characterized by red clastic rocks that form 99 peaks and 24 boulders, Longhu Shan (Dragon Tiger Mountain) houses 20 different streams and waterfalls that cut through the rocky terrain. This typical Danxia landscape was created by tectonic erosion with avalanches creating 23 different types of landforms, such as stone walls, stone cliffs, stone forests, cliff tombs, and natural bridges. Many of these unusual peaks, like Elephant Trunk Mountain, resemble different types of wildlife and are named after the animals or structures that they resemble.

TIANMEN SHAN

Tianmen Shan (Heavenly Gate Mountain) is a National Geological Park that reaches 1,300 meters in elevation. Its rolling green hills and lush forests are home to many exotic species, including rare birds that have been placed under national protection. The park is filled with waterfalls and streams and is a paradise that reminds visitors of the beauty of nature in its more primordial form. 

ZHENGYI TEMPLE

During the East Han Dynasty (25-220 CE), the first Taiost priest, Zhang Daoling (also known as Zhang Tianshi), built the Zhengyi Temple to practice alchemy. It was here that he brewed and consumed the mystical elixir of life, a magical potion that would deliver eternal youth. Since then, many generations of Taoist priests have passed down the alchemy of elixirs, believed to purify the body in preparation for immortality. Legend tells that one day, while Zhang was meditating, he received a message from Lao Tzu, the founding master of Taoism, that enabled him to create a special elixir that would bring him immortality. While Zhang was brewing his elixir, a dragon and tiger spirit suddenly appeared and led him to a stone building that housed the secrets of the Three Emperors that would allow him to ascend to heaven. After years of meditating and practicing alchemy, Zhang finally consumed the precious elixir, and at age 123, he ascended to heaven to spend the rest of his immortal life.

DA SHANGQING GONG

Da Shangqing Gong  (The Great Palace of Highest Clarity) is one of the oldest Taoist palaces and is located in Shangqing Village. This palace was where the Celestial Masters or Taoist priests conducted rituals, prayers, and administrative work.  This grand complex was at one time over 30,000 square meters. At its peak, it had 10 Taoist palaces, 24 monasteries, and 36 gardens within the complex.

TIANSHI FU

Tianshi Fu (Celestial Master's Mansion) was the residence of the Celestial Masters of the Taoist tradition. It was built in the Song Dynasty, dating back to 1105 CE, when Taoism became fervently practiced in China. Historically, the mansion was honored by emperors as the premier Taoist sanctuary. The mansion was honored by Qianlong Emperor, the emperor of the Qing Dynasty (1711-1799 CE) who signed a plaque that hangs in the middle of the structure. Today, there are over 30 Taoist masters who still reside in the mansion and conduct religious rites.

SCENIC RAFT RIDE ON THE LUXI RIVER

Bamboo rafts that seat up to 8 people travel down Luxi River. The rafts coast the banks of cliffs and rock structures that resemble different animals and celestial beings. As visitors enjoy the scenic vista on a 3.5 km journey that lasts 45 minutes, they learn about the magical stories behind the heavenly creation of each rock formation along the river bank. Along the way, visitors can enjoy glutinous rice dumplings sold by villagers who still reside within the mountains and watch as ospreys demonstrate their amazing fishing abilities. 

ANCIENT CLIFF TOMBS

Many ancient burial tombs can be found in towering cliffs bordered by the Luxi River. The cliff tombs date back to the Spring Autumn Period (770-476 BC) all the way up to the Qing Dynasty (1636-1912). It was believed that these cliff tombs kept animals away from the remains and allowed souls to be closer to heaven. Hundreds of cultural relics, including musical instruments, ceramic pots, and rare textiles, have been found inside these tombs. These relics are now displayed in the Cliff Tomb Cultural Museum. Although it still remains a mystery how these coffins were placed into caves thousands of meters high by the Yue people, acrobatic performances are now held to simulate one of the many theories of coffin lifting.

HIGH PLANK TRAIL

The high plank trail is an elevated wooden path extending more than 3 km long. It is built alongside the towering cliffs of Dragon Tiger Mountain and has over 30 attractions with viewing platforms that highlight different rock formations, caves, and local fauna and flora. Visitors can enjoy the majestic scenery of the Danxia mountain range during the 1-2 hour long walk.

DREAM OF TAO

The Dream of Tao is a multi-media performance with live dance and acrobatic performances and spectacular light shows. It takes place along the natural backdrop of the mountains and cliffs bordering Luxi River. Visitors board a moving boat and make several stops along the way. At each stop, there are fantastical performances with historical and cultural themes that not only highlight the mystical tales of Dragon Tiger Mountain but also the past and present day village life.  

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