Located in Shaoxing, Zhejiang, Kuaiji Mountain is well known not only for mountain sceneries but also for its important role in Chinese history, for it is regarded, to some extent, as a symbol of Chinese civilization. It was on the mountain that Yu the Great founded the first Chinese dynasty, Xia Dynasty (21st-17th century BC). On the mountain, there are three sites visitors must not miss:
Mausoleum of Yu the Great
There are three Chinese characters on the stone stele, meaning the mausoleum of Yu the Great. Visitors may take a photo here so that you can recall the mountain easily.
The Sacrificing Square is used for people to worship Yu. On the square stands the totem pillar and the Nine Tripod platform, on which people have carved the life stories of Yu the Great. The square is connected with the mausoleum by a 380-yards-long road.
To the north of the stone stele is the Memorial Temple of Yu the Great, where the royal family, the governors and the local people would make sacrifice to Yu. The temple is constructed by the Liang State of Southern Dynasty (502~557), and is more than 1,400 years old.
Visitors are recommended to bring some food because it is not so convenient to buy food on the mountain.
Please wear hiking shoes and check the weather in Shaoxing in advance.
Use rain capes instead of umbrellas to avoid being hit by lightning.
Take bus line 2, 136 and get off at Mausoleum of Yu the Great Station.
From the bus station, one can walk to visit the Mausoleum of Yu the Great and the Birds' Paradise. Afterwards, walk to the main entrance of the scenic area and take a free shuttle bus to Censer Peak.
|Admission Fee||CNY 50, including Mausoleum of Yu the Great, Birds' Paradise Park, and Censer Peak. |
* Children of 3.9 – 4.9 feet (1.2 - 1.5 meters) entrances are half price.
* Children below 3.9 feet (1.2 meters) entrances are free.
|Opening Hours||8:00~ 16:30|