Jiao Mountain, also called "Chiao Shan", "Qiao Shan" and "Lion
Rock", is five kilometers from the downtown, with a height of 70.7 meters
and an area of 38 hectares. With numerous ancient inscriptions and
calligraphies, it is known as the "the Mountain of Calligraphy". As
opposed to Gold Hill, Jiao Mountain is thickly covered with the
centuries-old trees，bamboo and flowers. The temple houses and
pavilions are in the shelter of the big trees， so it is known as
"the hill with woods wraps the temple". The shape of the mountain
is described as "the floating jade". There are also magnificent
buildings such as "Ming Shan Memorial Hall" and "Jiao Mountain
Institute of Buddhism", in memory of the former vice president of
China Buddhist Association, Buddhist priest Ming Shan. Dinghui
Temple, also on the mountain, is one of the most famous temples in
China. Many famous Buddhist leaders from all over the world have
visited Dinghui Temple to study. Other cultural remains like
Xijiang House, Wanfo Pagoda, and Zheng Banqiao reading place are
very enjoyable, too.
Maoshan Mountain is very convenient to reach, being located 24 km.
southeast of Jurong city, and bordering Liyang, Zhenjiang,
Changzhou, and Nanjing. Maoshan consists of three peaks, among
which the main peak, with a height of 372.5 meters, looks like the
head of a green dragon.
Maoshan Mountain has magnificent and splendid natural scenery. It
is well-known for its straight peaks, mysterious caves, running
springs, distinctive stones and ancient trees. All together there
are 9 peaks, 26 caves, 19 springs and 28 pools. The mountain has
been regarded as"the Eighth Sight" and "the First Holy Land" by
Maoshan Taoist Temple was initially built in 44 BC, during the West
Han Dynasty. After continuous expansion, it entered its most
prosperous stage during the Song and Yuan dynasties. There were
about 257 small and large Taoist temples, with a total number of
about 5,000 buildings. There are many precious cultural relics,
including three palaces and five temples.
There are travel buses to Maoshan Mountain in Zhenjiang Huangshan
Public Passenger Bus Station. Departure every 30 minutes.
Shuttle buses next to the train station are available. The first
bus departure time: 7:30. The whole trip takes 1 hour and 40
minutes or so. There are direct long-distance buses to Maoshan in
Changzhou Bus Station. If there is no shuttle bus when you return,
you can take a bus to Baoyan, and transfer to Zhenjiang. The whole
trip takes 2 hours or so.
1. The very popular "Incense Period" of Maoshan Hill is held from
Nov. 24 of the Lunar Year to Mar. 18 every year. During this
festival, tens of thousands of people from home and abroad come to
2. If you can stay for a few days, you can have an opportunity to
appreciate on the summit of Maoshan Mountain the Buddha's halo,
known as "sky lanterns", which, like one of nature’s most awesome
spectacles the aurora, reflects the change of the light.