Xiangshan Mountain is located in Yaoxian County of Tongchuan City. The mountain consists of three unique peaks which get a line and look like a frame of pens. Hence, the mountain is also callled "Sanshi Mountain", means "Three Peaks Mountain" , or " Bijia Mountain",means " Pens Frame Mountain". It was renamed Xiangshan Mountain in the Qing Dynasty(1644-1911). Nowadays, it is a national forest park in Tongchuan City.
What to see?
Xiangshan Mountain is famous for Xiangshan Temple. Xiangshan Temple is located at Xiangshan Mountain in Liulin Town, Yaoxian County of Tongchuan City. About 45 km away from downtown Tongchuan, the temple is not only one of the three great temples in Shaanxi Province but also one of the earliest Buddhist sanctuaries in China.
The Xiangshan Temple started to build from 351 AD—384 AD during the period of the former Qin State. Ever since then, the temple has lasted for more than 1,600 years. The world-famous Traveling amid Mountains and Streams by Fan Kuan, No. 1 “Masterpiece” painting of the Song Dynasty, was originated from this place.
According to legend, Princess Miaoshan cultivated her moral characters and became a Buddha in this temple (i.e. thousand-arm and thousand-eye Guan Yin). On the mountains are built Temple of Baique, Dragon Spring Temple, Holy Berry Courtyard, Cave of Strange Peaks, Zhundi Monastery, Yongshan Hall, Yunya Temple and other such Buddhist architectural clusters, thus called “the Great Eight Jungles.”
Add: Miaowan Town, Yaozhou District, Tongchuan City,Shaanxi Province.
Transportation: It will be reachable by bus from Yao County.
Entrance Fee: CNY 50
Opening Hours: 08:00-18:00