Qingcheng Mountain in Dujiangyan, Chengdu
Qingcheng Mountain is divided into the front mountain and the back mountain, and it's surrounded by ups and downs of peaks, verdant trees. It enjoys a high reputation "the most tranquil place under heaven" Moreover, Qingcheng Mountain is one of the birthplaces of Taoism (Daoism)-- China's only indigenous religion. For ordinary tourists, mount Qingcheng is an ideal summer resort.
Type: Mountains, Nature, Religion
Opening hours: March - November: 8:30 - 18:00,
December - next March: 8: 30-17: 00.
Recommended Visiting Time: 1~2 days
Front mountain: 90 RMB per person
Back mountain:20 RMB per person
Address: Qingcheng city ,68 km east from Chengdu downtown in Sichuan province, China.
Address in Chinese：四川省青城山市
Qingcheng Mountain is located in Chengdu,covering Scenic area of 200 square kilometers, and the highest peak of Laojuns is 1260 meters above sea level.Qingcheng Mountain is divided into the front mountain and the back mountain, and it’s surrounded by ups and downs of peaks, verdant trees. It enjoys a high reputation “the most tranquil place under heaven”. Moreover, Qingcheng Mountain is one of the birthplaces of Taoism (Daoism)– China’s only indigenous religion. For ordinary tourists, Mount Qingcheng is an ideal summer resort.
World Cultural Heritage,
National Key Cultural Relics Protection Unit,
National Key Scenic Area,
National 5A Class Tourist Attraction,
One of the Four Taoist Holymountains in the World,
One of the Four Famous Taoist Mountains in China,
One of the Five Great Mountains,
One of the Birthplace of Chinese Taoism.
Qingcheng Mountain is located in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, Dujiangyan City, southwest of Chengdu, 68 kilometers east of Chengdu ,Dujiangyan water conservancy project in 10 kilometers southwest.
From Chengdu downtown, travelers can transfer to Qingcheng mountain with flexible of choices of transportation.
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For Independent travelers ,you can take cars or trains.
- Chengdu – Qingcheng Front MountainPlan a:1.Wait at Chadianzi bus station in Chengdu, then take a direct shuttle to Qingcheng Mountain, departure time is 8: 00-10: 00, the fare is 28 yuan / person.2.Take a shuttle bus to Piedmont of Qingcheng Hill at Chengdu New South Gate Coach Terminal. Ticket price is RMB 25 and get off at Qingchengshan Station. Then take the minibus to the back hill for a fare of RMB13. Since 2016, the public buses are not allowed to drive on the Qingcheng Mountain Road any more. All the buses to Qingcheng Mountain can only go to the Qingchengshan Station or Qianqian Mountain. Tourists need to take the minibus again to the Back Mountain Scenic Spot, about 40 minutes.
Wait at Chengdu North Railway Station has Intercity Express bound for Qingchengshan every day 6:32 to 20:17, 16 trains a day, 15 RMB/ person, about 40 minutes. Take the bus 101,102 after leaving the station can reach Qingcheng Mountain.
- Dujiangyan – Qingcheng back HillDujiangyan Passenger Transport Center has direct shuttle buses to Mount Qingcheng, 9.5 RMB / person, about an hour by car.
Recommended Visiting Route
D1: Five Dragon Ditch→ Longyin Gap plank → another village → Wangyun Pavilion → Taian ancient town
D2: Qingcheng front Hill → Dujiangyan Scenic Spot
Qingcheng Mountain has a long history, according to legend, during Emperor Xuanyuan time a sorcerer named Ning fengzi lived in Qingcheng had told Emperor Xuanyuan the skill to control wind and clouds.
The person who laid the ground for Qingcheng Mountain’s position in famous Taoist mountains is Zhang Ling.
In the eastern Han Dynasty Emperor Shundi ‘searly years, Zhang Ling went into Mount He Ming (now in Dayi County, Chengdu) monasticism, creating Wu Dou Mi Taoism– Tianshi Road
In AD 143 the Eastern Han Dynasty), two years after the completion of the Twenty-Four Essays, Zhang Ling reached Mount Qingcheng where he established China’s indigenous religion– Taoism, made Qingcheng Mounta the head of the four famous Taoist mountains in China.
During the Tang and Song dynasties, while recruiting foreign martial arts, Qingcheng Wushu became one of the four martial arts schools in China, forming a unique and complete system with Dan Dao,Refraining from eating grain, Yi Learning and Medicine.
The Sui and Tang dynasties’ support of Taoism made the Qingchengshan Mountain during this period really be “the house of immortals”. Taoism prosperous in the Sui and Tang Dynasties, Qingcheng Shan Gongguan everywhere, high road come forth.
After the Tianbao Rebellion, the Central Plains in security disturbance, Emperor Xuanzong, Suizong went into Shu for refuge.
Ming Dynasty, Qingchengshan Daoism belongs to Quanzhen Taoism
Front Mountain Scenic Area
Front mountain is centered on Changguan Temple and Shangqing Palace, the temple and palace look at each other. Main attractions are Laojun Pavilion, Yuecheng Lake, Ttianshi Cave, Shangqing Palace, Wudongtian, Green Qingcheng, Natural Pictures, Zushi Temple, Chaoyang Cave, Yuanming Palace, Jianfu Palace.
Jian Fu Palace is located in the Zhangren peak. Built in the Tang Dynasty Kaiyuan eighteen years (AD 730), after several generations of repairing, now only has two halls; kand three courts. The existing buildings were reconstructed in the Qing Dynasty Guangxu years (AD 1888). Currently there is triple of the hall for enshrining celebrity of Taoism and the gods, and there is a couplet of are 394 word on the column, praised as “a specialty of Qingcheng Mountain”.
Laojun Pavilion is located in the highest peak (Pengzu peak, 1260 meters above sea level, 33 meters in Height. It has nine layers, the bottom in square shape, the upper layers in circle shape, and stands for the theory of “round sky and square land” as well as eight-diagram-shaped appetizer.
There are “Heavenly Master” Zhang Daoling and his thirtieth generation Sun Yat-sen Heavenly Master’s statues,and it was built in the Sui Dynasty. Tianshi Cave was surrounded by mountains on three sides, one side facing streams with towering old trees
Back Mountain Scenic Area
There are mysterious water-eroded cave, beautiful river, rare tomb complex and large sites of Shu King, famous ancient temples. Here mountains, water, cave, corridor, and forest are an organic whole, can be comparable to Qingcheng Mountain front mountain. Scenic area more than 20 in all the way, there are ski lifts can make tourists save half way, they can appreciate the Qingcheng Mountain most of the sceneries in the back mountain.
Taian Ancient Town
Five Dragon Ditch
Five Dragon Ditch is about 8 km long. According to the legend, there were five dragon hidden in the ditch, therefor the ditch was called Five Dragon Ditch.
Cliffside Spring Groove
Baizhang Bridge (Hundreds Zhang of Bridge)
Baizhang Bridge Lake is located between Cui Ying lake and Baiyun ancient village, paved on spring, about a hundred meters long.
You can choose to accommodate at hotel at Dujiangyan downtown, where has different levels of hotel.
Please check out at our (Dujiangyan Accounmondation.)
Dujiangyan Irrigation System: Dujiangyan Irrigation System was built by Li Bing over 2,000 years ago, and it’s the longest and the only surviving water conservancy project in the world, characterized by no-dam diversion and the most complete concerved water conservancy project in China
Dujiangyan Panda Base: China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP), Dujiangyan Base (中国大熊猫保护研究中心都江堰基地) is a brand new giant panda breeding base in Chengdu.
Dujiangyan Panda Valley: Located 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Chengdu, Panda Valley is in the Baima Village, Yutang Town, Dujiangyan City. The whole valley covers an area of 1.34 square kilometers (331 acres).
Dujiangyan Confucius Temple is the largest county-level Confucius Temple in Sichuan Province. In ancient times, it was used for commemorating and worshipping Confucius and his disciples and it was the place to study Confucianism.
Useful Travel Tips
Qingchengshan has two parts: the front mountain and the back mountain. You could start at the front mountain if you are more interested in Taoism, and the scenery is not bad, you need at least half a day. The back mountain is famous for its natural scenery, and it takes a whole day to enjoy.