Lianyungang Attractions - Things to Do
With a reputation as the 'City of Fantasy and Romance', the charming beaches and nature-blessed resorts of Lianyungang attract tourists from many other cities.
Flowers and Fruits Mountain (Huangguoshan)
The name of Huaguoshan means a place rich in flowers and fruits. It is a famous scenic spot vividly depicted in the story of Journey to the West, which is usually known as Monkey King to westerners. It is about seven kilometers (about four miles) away from urban Lianyunguang City. Having an altitude of 625 meters (about 0.4 miles), it is the highest mountain of the Yuntai Mountain Range. There are more than 100 scenic spots in the Huaguoshan Scenic Spot, most of which are connected with the story of Monkey King. Visitors will have the feeling of being in Heaven when they travel here. Therefore, visiting the mountain is one of the top things to do in Lianyungang.
About the Book Journey to the West
|Admission Fee:||CNY 100|
|Bus Route:||Take tourism bus line 1, line 2 or B11 to get off at Huaguoshanjingqu Station.|
In the tale, Monkey King is born out of rock in Huaguoshan, and later he chooses the Water Curtain Cave as his home. In China, Monkey King is the symbol of wisdom, braveness, and faithfulness.
Scenic Spots on the Mountain
Water Curtain Cave: This is the place where Monkey King lives and plays with the other monkeys in Journey to the West, and it is also the place that most sightseers look forward to visiting. In fact, this cave is a big crack that is covered by a waterfall. On both sides of this waterfall are some inscriptions carved on the stone. Due to the story, this cave possesses something magical and mysterious.
The South Gate of the Heaven: It is said to be the outer door of Lingxiao Palace of the Jade Emperor (Supreme Deity of Taoism) in the Heaven. Each time Monkey King encounters difficulty, he will go through this gate and ask for help from the other gods in the Heaven.
Yunv Peak: This is one of the highlights of the visit. Yunv Peak is the highest point in Jiangsu Province. If lucky enough, visitors can watch sunrise from Yinshu Pavilion. Another scenic spot is the sea of clouds. The clouds roll like the waves in the sea. At this spot, visitors will have the feeling that they have entered Heaven, just like the Monkey King.
Yixiantian: It is a scenic spot made up of giant stones and caves which connect with one another. Yixiantian means that there is only a little distance between two giant stones, which are very high and large. The distance is so slim that only one person can go through at any time.
Asoka Pagoda: Asoka was a ruler of the Mauryan Dynasty in the 3rd Century BC, who waged some of the bloodiest wars in Indian history. He was later overcome by remorse for the death and destruction he had unleashed, and went on to become a religious visionary, spreading the word of Buddha. First built in the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279), Asoka Pagoda in Haiqing Temple is about 40 meters (about 131 feet) high. It is the highest and oldest pagoda in existence in northern Jiangsu Province. Though having such a long history, it has withstood one magnitude 8.5 earthquake.
Yuwan Scenic Area
|Admission Fee:||CNY 40|
|Transportation:||1. Take regular bus from Longhe (Dragon River) Square to Yuwan. |
2. Take regulare bus from Xugou International Exhibition Center to Yuwan.
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Also, where is the statue of the monkey king located?
Thanks in advance.
The suggested sightseeing route is Mountain Gate - Sanyan Palace - Water Curtain Cave - Jade Emperor Pavilion - Jade Pool - Jade Maiden Peak - Nine Dragons Bridge.
Have a good trip!