Buddhism Lotus Kingdom Coming Alive
Jiuhua Mountain is dotted with temples and misted with the smoke of burning joss sticks. It is a sacred place for Buddhist pilgrims. Noted for its beautiful scenery and favorable climate, the mountain is an ideal summer resort. With a unique appeal, Jiuhua has been established as one of the four most important Buddhist mountains in China and is known in and out of the country as "the most worshipped sacred place" and "the first mountain in Southeast China".
Jiuhua covers an area of 100 square kilometers southwest of Qingyang county in the south of Anhui Province. There are 99 peaks and 18 scenic spots. The peaks stand sheer against each other, yet they are all exquisitely beautiful. In the height of prosperity, the temples numbered 150 and the monks and nuns more than 3, 000.
When great poet Li Bai was invited to the mountain, he was overwhelmed by the scene of nine peaks that look like lotus blooms from heaven. Out of admiration he composed the lines:"Two forces preserve between the World and the Heaven.
Day 1 Huangshan/Hangzhou to Mount Jiuhua
Drive to Mount Jiuhua from Huangshan/Hangzhou or Anhui capital city Hefei then have a vege lunch at nice restaurant.
After lunch, visit Mount Jiuhua Scenic Area: Baisui Palace - Hall of Five Hundred Arhats- Dongya Temple - Huacheng Temple - Dabei Hall - Zhiyuan Temple - Stroll along the Jiuhua Street after dinner
Day 2 Mount Jiuhua
After breakfast, bus to Heavenly Terrace Scenic Area/Some other special nuns in Minyuan area - Visit Ancient Baijing Platform - Tiantai Summit - Thread of the Sky - Flesh Shrine at the Jindizang Graveyard - Dizang Buddhist Temple
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Any other place you requested in Hangzhou, Huangshan or Hefei.
End location: Any other place you requested in Chizhou, Huangshan, Hefei or Hangzhou.
Duration: 2 days
If meet terrible and harsh weather, we will delay or change our routined schedule to the fit ones.
Private SUV van with well air-conditioner, scenic area shuttle bus and cables/ropes
Estimated Local Cash Needed
600 RMB - There will be a possibility of any increase if you will do some tributes or contributions to the temples or shrines.