Saturday, September 13, 2008

Mount Longhu

Mount Longhu , lit. "Dragon Tiger Mountain", is located in Jiangxi, China. It is famous for being one of the birthplaces of Taoism, with many Taoist temples built upon the mountainside. It is particularly important to the Zhengyi Dao as it the Shangqing Temple and the Mansion of the Taoist Master are located here.

Two of them are the temples of Immortal City and Zheng Yi , all founded by Zhang Daoling , the Han Dynasty founder of the religion. There are more Taoist temples in nearby Shangqing . One of the temples in Shangqing is mentioned in the beginning of the famous Chinese novel "Outlaws of the Marsh".

Mount Longhu can be reached from the nearby city of Yingtan.

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