Longevity Mountain (Changshou Mountain)
Longevity Mountain, located around 5.6 miles (9 kilometres) northeast of the Shanhaiguan Area of Qinhuangdao City, is regarded as a natural garden at the foot of the Great Wall. The whole scenic area with the theme of longevity presents visitors its essence by different techniques of expression including sculpture, architecture, calligraphy and others.
The scenic area boasts many sights. Among them the most famous ones are Stone Gate, Fairy Cave, Heaven of Peace and Happiness, Grottoes of Highly Skilled Doctors, Xuanyang Ancient Cave, and Forest of Tablet with ‘Shou’ Character.
On entering the mountain gate, three characters ‘Chang Shou Shan’ (meaning Mt. Longevity) with the height of 56.3 feet (17.17 meters) welcome every visitor firstly. It is written by the famous Chinese calligrapher Sun Mofo. Then the Grottoes of Highly Skilled Doctors come into your vision. Each of the grottoes is about 33 feet (10 meters) high and 4.4 yards (4 meters) wide. Inside the grottoes, stone statues of ancient famous Chinese doctors like Hua Tuo, Zhang Zhongjing and Li Shizhen can be seen.
The most excellent scene in the scenic area is Xuanyang Ancient Cave. The 383 feet (117 meters) long cave is the domestically largest and world rare granite cave. Sakyamuni and 18 arhats’ images are molded in the cave.
By visiting the Longevity Mountain, you will surely immerge in its natural beauty and at the same time learn the characteristic Chinese longevity culture.
Chinese Culture about Longevity
2. Take bus no. 25 to Shanhaiguan Railway Station, and then find the exclusive Tourism Bus to the scenic area.
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April 1 to November 30: CNY 80