Among China's four famous Buddhist mountains, it is only geological park in world known as "the first mountain in southeast."
Our country is a large Buddhist country, and development of Buddhism is very successful. Among many symbolic places of Buddhism, we must mention Four famous mountains of Buddhism. Our country has beautiful mountains and rivers, and rivers and mountains are scattered throughout vast land. In north, there is Mount Tai, top of five mountains, majestic and majestic; in the south, there is Guilin, beautiful and colorful.
If tourists come to Anhui, most of them will prefer to visit Huangshan. Indeed, Huangshan is also a very worthwhile attraction.
Today I want to introduce you to another mountain in Anhui Province called Jiuhua Mountain. Although not as widely known as Huangshan Mountain, it has its own uniqueness. Its advantages have a unique attraction for tourists. Next, let's take a look at this Jiuhua mountain.
Juhua Mountain, located in Anhui Province, is a Level 5A National Scenic Spot with unique beauty and charm. Some people may confuse Jiuhua Mountain with Hua Mountain, but in reality, these two mountains have nothing in common other than similar names.
Mount Jiuhua is known as first mountain in southeast, and world-class geological park established here is enough to prove superiority of Jiuhua Mountain's natural landscape conditions.
There are ninety-nine major peaks in Mount Jiuhua. Among these peaks, highest is more than 1300 meters, called Shiwang Peak, although it is located in Jiuhua Mountains. The highest mountain, but it is not most famous. Among many peaks, Tiantai Peak is most famous.
The origin of name of this mountain is also related to Buddhism. Tiantai Peak is home to Tiantai Temple, a famous temple that tourists must visit when visiting Jiuhua Mountain. In Tiantai Temple, tourists can not only see daily practice of monks, but also look into distance, feel feeling of "all small mountains at a glance."
As we mentioned in previous article, Mount Jiuhua is one of most famous mountains of Buddhism, and it can be said that it is well known among places of Buddhist practice. But what not everyone knows is that Mount Jiuhuawas not originally a symbolic place of Buddhism, as it is now.
In fact, Mount Jiuhua was originally a place for Taoist practice. During Tang Dynasty, Jiuhua Mountain had a great reputation for Taoism, and many Taoist temples were built here for Taoists to practice. Even Jiuhua Mountain was called "Taoist Blessed Land" at that time.
Of course, after that, Taoism in Jiuhuashan gradually declined, and Buddhist culture arose here, so with development of history and passage of time, Jiuhuashan gradually became a Buddhist holy place.
Today, Buddhist atmosphere on Mount Jiuhua is becoming more and more intense. There are more than 70 Buddhist temples, each of which has a history of hundreds and thousands of years. There are over 1500 Buddha statues in temple that everyone worships, such a large number is amazing.
Thus, in addition to ordinary tourists who visit Mount Jiuhua, devout believers of Buddhism will come to visit and pray for their beliefs in these temples.
The scale of Jiuhua Mountain, portrayed as a scenic spot, is very large. Next, let me introduce a few classics worth visiting. First, there is Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Statue. The most famous feature of this Buddha statue is its size. This Buddha statue is tallest Ksitigarbha bodhisattva in world, setting a world record.
The process of building such a large Buddha statue is, of course, very difficult: it took eleven years and cost almost 1.5 billion yuan. It is such a magnificent and majestic statue that it makes people involuntarily hold their breath when viewed from afar, having only serious and serious feelings in their hearts.
Looking at entire Jiuhua Mountain here, you can see numerous peaks unfolding before your eyes, making you open-minded; second is Dayuan Cultural Park on Jiuhua Mountain. This cultural garden has various subdivisions, such as statue zone, pure land lotus zone, etc., all of which are closely related to Buddhism, which makes people immerse themselves in this strong Buddhist culture and yearn. for this and respect;
Third is Tiantai Temple mentioned above. Tiantai Temple has over 400 years of history. Besides being a temple suitable for incense worship, it is also a beautiful vantage point for enjoying beautiful scenery of Jiuhua Mountain. It offers panoramic views of beautiful scenery of Jiuhua Mountain.
If you want to go to Jiuhuashan Scenic Area, you can walk or take cable car. If you decide to take a walk, people will be able to experience splendor of Jiuhua Mountain and be deeply intoxicated by it;
By choosing a cable car, you can appreciate mutual echo of various peaks of Jiuhua Mountain as a whole and taste harmonious beauty of nature.
After so many introductions, I think everyone understands Jiuhua Mountain, one of holy places of Buddhism. Whether it is characteristics of Jiuhua Mountain associated with Buddhism or excellence of its natural environment, it will leave a lasting impression on people. was deeply impressed. In Jiuhua Mountains, we can feel pure Buddhist culture as well as the splendor and supernatural craftsmanship of nature. Whether you want to experience nature, understand history, or study history, Jiuhua Mountain is a very good choice and worth a visit for everyone!