Laoshan Mountain is located on the shore of the Yellow sea. The
highest peak of Laoshan Mountain is 1133 meters. Overlooking the
sea, the mountain is characterized by the imposing canyon and
undulating peaks and mystery mist.
Laoshan Mountain is said to be home of the "supernatural Spirits".
It is the highest mountain along China's 18,000-kilometer-long
coastline, as well as the only mountain whose peak is over 1000
meters along China coastline. In the old book "Qi Ji"(a record
about China between BC 478- BC 221), there is a record of "Tai
mountain is not higher than Laoshan Mountain along Yellow sea".
The description is not for their real heights but focuses on their
comparative grand impressions.. In Qin Dynasty(BC 221-BC 206), the
first emperor Qinshihuang once came here to visit the so called
supernatural beings.In Qin Dynasty(BC 221-BC 206), the first
emperor Qinshihuang once came here to visit the so called
In the Tang Dynasty(AD 618 – AD 907), the great emperor Lee Longji
also traveled to find supernatural medicines for a eternal life..
Over history many other famous scholars visited Laoshan Mountain
and wrote lines about the mountain. Another nickname of Laoshan
Mountain is his reputation of "the place of the second largest
Quanzhen Group of Taoism" in history.
In its prosperous time, there were 9 great palaces, 8 great
temples, and 72 nunneries. The Taoists from Laoshan Mountain is
always very famous for their knowledge or their legendary skills
and stories. For the real famous figures of the Taoists in history,
there were Mr. Qiu Changchun and Mr. Zhang Sanfeng .
The former one was a notable legendary VIP in Yuan Dynasty (AD
1206– AD 1368). For the latter one was said the creator of
Taichi.Many of the Taoism temples and nunneries in Laoshan Mountain
have been destroyed or ruined during the past years for various
reasons.. The present preserved Taiqing Palace Taoism Temple is the
largest and oldest one, built at the beginning of North
Song Dynasty(AD 960-AD 1127).
Another name for the temple is Xiaqing Palace Taoism Temple . In
Taoism there are three levels; that's "Yu Qing, Shan Qing and Tai
Qing". Tai Qing". means a heaven of supernatural beings and is a
super one . All the buildings of Taiqing Palace Tao Temple are made
up of "Sangong Palace, Sanhaung Palace and Sanqing Palace".
However, the whole style is very simple and clear. To be exact, the
series buildings of Sangong Palace are including double three yards
forwards and backwards. There are two very old cypresses in
Sanhuang Palace, which were planted in the Han Dynasty(BC 206-AD220
). Another old rare camellia in front of the Sanhuang Palace has
been lived over 700 years.
The tree is 8.5 meters high and width of the trunk is 1.78
meters,.. In winter, around the Taiqing Palace TaoTemple, the
trees are green too and different flowers are blooming too. There
was once a white peony, whose height almost approaches the eaves of
the Palace. .
There are many scenic spots around the Taiqing Palace Taoism
Temple, such as the Shewnshui Spring, Longtou Yu, Stone Inscription
and so on . There are possibilities to catch the sight of "flyaway
There are odd stones and cliffs and odd caves in Laoshan Mountain
covered by clear springs and waterfalls. The roads are curved and
The famous ghost story teller Mr. Pu songling in Qing
Dynasty(AD1644-AD 1911) based the background of his legends on this
mountain for those supernatural spirits' activities.
The springs and water are also very notable in Laoshan Mountain
On a tip to the main peak, there is a spring named "Tianyi
Spring". It is notable much. Other springs ,like "Shenshui Spring"
of Taiqing Palace Tao Temple and "Shenshui Spring" of Shang Qing
Palace Tao Temple. And Laoshan mineral water is a specialty of
Laoshan Mountain. It is said the mineral water can be used to cure
diseases. Transportation of the scenic spot: bus routes: by 304 ;getting off
at the stop of Yakou terminal
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