The Qingxiu mountain range is the 'green lung' of Nanning City. Located 5 kilometers (about 3.1 miles) southeast of the suburbs of the city and bordering the Yongjiang River, the mountain range is renowned for its beauty and the clear waters which run through it. It is no wonder they are counted as one of the Eight Wonderful Sceneries of ancient Nanning. The undulating chains of mountains, verdant trees, liquid springs and historic sites together make this mountain a good place to meet the charm of antique taste and tranquility.
Mt.Qingxiu, or Taiqing Peak, is made up of 18 peaks including Qingshan Peak and Phenix Peak. The range covers a total area of 4.07 square kilometers (about 1.6 square miles), including water area of 14,667 square meters (about 17,542 square yards) and greenbelt area of 25,000 square meters (about 29,901 square yards). Because of the many lakes and the emerald green trees on the mountains, Mt. Qingxiu is the primary source of fresh air for the downtown area of the city. Accordingly, it earned the name 'the lung' of Nanning.
The main sights in Mt. Qingxiu are ancient Longxiang Tower, Cycads Garden, Tianchi, Yaochi, Sanbao Hall and Thailand Garden etc, each of them deserves an essential visit.
Mt. Qingxiu was originally named Qingshan. On the top of the mount stands a pagoda, Longxiang Tower, which is the symbol of the mountain. The tower was built during the Ming Dynasty and restored in 1986. The pagoda retains the architectural style of Ming Dynasty; inlaid with green bricks and tiles and featuring a 9-tiered octagonal exterior. From the pagoda, the vista is magnificent, overlooking 20 li (about 6.2 miles) and a panoramic view of Nanning City. Every time the wind blows, you will hear the waves through the lush forests. The Mt. Qingxiu pine waves are famous in the region.
Tianchi & Yaochi Lakes
On the mountainside are two big manmade lakes-Tianchi and Yaochi. Tianchi sparkles in the sunlight, and the green pines, blue sky and white clouds mirrored in the water describe a beautiful painting. The lakeside is a good place for resting. Inside Yaochi are two figures of Xi Wang Mu (Hsi Wang Mu, Queen Mother of the West) and on the east, in the granite cliff, is a vivid anaglyph of the Eight Immortals in the legend. Around Yaochi is an orchard of peach trees. In the spring, the blooming peach trees offer yet another aspect of beauty to the region.
Situated to the west of Yaochi is the Sanbao (three treasures) Hall, where there are the three oblate josses of the Zhuang nationality of China. Melting culture with nationalities, the biggest jade lying Buddha in Southeast Asia and the biggest sitting bronze statue of Guangong, (a famous hero in Three Kingdoms Period (220-280)) in China, were both worshipped in the hall. The name of the hall was changed into Kwan-yin Buddhist Temple.
The Cycads Garden in the mountain is the largest garden of its kind in China. In May 2002, thousands of cycads (also called iron trees) bloomed. As the iron tree rarely blooms, it was considered a marvelous spectacle.
Mt. Qingxiu is a stress during the development of Nanning City. In addition to the saving and restoring of the historic sites, some new sights were established. Thailand Garden is the fruit of the exchange and cooperation between Nanning and a city of Thailand, which was designed by a Thai architect. Strolling in the garden, flavored with Thai accents; you may taste the exotic glamour. Also it is convenient that there are cable cars for you to appreciate the landscape of lakes and mountains.
With the continuous restoration and construction of new sites, Mt. Qingxiu has been changing with each passing day to welcome the tourists all over the world.
How to get to Mt. Qingxiu
1. Take metro line 3 and exit at Mt. Qingxiu Station.
2. Take bus 32, 72, B10 or W19 to Qingxiushan Beimen (North Gate of Mt. Qingxiu).
3. Take bus W8 to Qingxiushan Nanmen (South Gate of Mt. Qingxiu).
|Entrance Fee||CNY20; |
Free for children under 1.2m (3.9 feet).
|Sightseeing Bus||CNY5 (one-way); |
CNY24 (unlimited rides).
|Tram||CNY10 (one-way); |
CNY50 (unlimited rides).
|Opening Hours||6:00 - 24:00|
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Besides, you can take bus no.94 at the Langdong Bus Station Bus Stop to South Fengling Qingshan Crossing Bus Stop. Then you can walk ahead for around 550 yards along South Fengling Road to the west gate of the scenic spot.
From langdong bus station, take BUS No.6 OR No.39 to Binhu Square bus station
( about 10bus stations way). From the Binhu Square bus station take the No.33 Bus to the Mountain Gate(About 7 bus stations way). The mountain ticket is 20Yuan.
Now i am confuse.
Is there a direct bus from 110 Minzu Ave to the Mt.?
Take bus line 220 from Jinhu Square Station to the north gate of the mountain. :)
How best to use the one day in Nanning to see as many as possible and eat some of the best local food?
Is it better to take a bus following the route 1 or route 2, or just take a taxi.
How much time needed just for Mt Qingxiu and Nanhu Park?
It is suggested to take the bus to reach the moutain and for the back trip, you can choose to take taxi. The city is not big, so the fare is not very high.