Dec
24
2008

Mingfeng Mountain

<p>Mingfeng Mountain</p>

Mingfeng Mountain

Mingfeng Mountain, is a steep and beautiful mountain, is as well-known as Wudang Mountain and it lies 3,500 meters to the southwest of Yuan’an(A county of Yichang city). The acreage of Mingfeng Mountain is 3,000 square meters, with its altitude 408 meters. It is 288 meters high from its foot to the top. There are two paths to get to the top. The north path is narrow and steep, while the south one is rather steeper. Without carefulness one can easily fall into the valley. So here comes a saying “Wudang far, Mingfeng steep”.

<p>Mingfeng Mountain</p>

Mingfeng Mountain

Entering the round gate of beauty spot, you can see two big characters on the “Mingfeng”, which was left by a famous Chinese writer named Wangmeng. Move forward, a human-like huge rock comes in sight. It looks like “goddess of mercy” in fairy tales. Move ahead, there’re Yanxia Cave, Yunxia Cave, Yongsheng Palace, Sanqing Palace, Huanpeng Island and so on.

Mingfeng Mountain

Mingfeng Mountain

 

Then you come to the entrance, Toutian Gate, and there is a resplendent and magnificent temple above it. One has to climb 1,988 steps of stone ladder to get to the top(I counted myself, it’s exactly the number). The place most worth paying a visit is Mingfeng Mountain Temple. Its acreage is 2,000 square meters with 5 levels of over 30 meters, and 3 palaces are included.
 
Besides, there are many other scenes on the mountain, such as Mingyue Pavilion, Qingfeng Pavilion, Juxian Bridge, Nanyan Palace, Fengming Floor and so on. BTW, make your wishes here, the god of Mingfeng Mountain will bless you.

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