Mount Qingcheng

Mount Qingcheng is one of the birthplaces of the Taoist religion and amongst the most important centers of Taoism in China. In Taoism mythology, it was the site of the Yellow Emperor's studies with Ning Fengzhi. There are 36 peaks in the mountain, which main peak at an elevation of 1,260 m. With more than 20 ancient temples and religious sites for Taoism, it exudes a strong flavor of Taoist culture and the buildings demonstrate the Sichuan style of architecture.

Mount Qingcheng Chengdu China

The major religious sites in Mount Qingcheng include the Natural Picture (a building complex immersed in Nature), the Jianfu Palace, the Laojun Pavilion, Yuanming Palace, the Tianshi Cave, the Zushi Palace, and the Shangqing Palace. All structures are surrounded by dense woods and embraced by nature. Everything here is immersed in nature, which means you are as well if you come here.

Except the great traditional architecture, Mount Qingcheng is also well known for its beautiful natural scenery and summer resort. It is covered by luxuriant and verdant trees. The mountain, which is surrounded by numerous peaks and is shaped like a city, is dubbed 'the most peaceful and secluded mountain under heaven' and combines perfectly with its evergreen scenery. In 2000, the mountain was included as a World Heritage World Heritage List together with the Dujiangyan Irrigation System.

Qingcheng Mountain Sichuan China

Opening Hours of Mount Qingcheng

08:00 to 17:50

Best Travel Time  to the Qingcheng Mountain

All the year round is suitable to visit the Mount Qingcheng. July and August are the best months to beat the heat.

Tickets in the Qingcheng Mountain

1) Front Mountain Scenic Area Entrance Ticket: CNY 90

Cable Car: CNY 35 (one way); CNY 60 (double way)

Singhtseeing bus: CNY 5 (9:00-16:30)

Boat for the Yuecheng Lake: CNY 5

2) Back Mountain Scenic Area Entrance Ticket: CNY 20

Jinli Cable Car: CNY 35 (one way); CNY 60 (double way)

Baiyun Cable Car: CNY 45 (one way); CNY 70 (double way)

Singhtseeing bus: CNY 5 (8:00-17:00)

Boat for the Yuecheng Lake: CNY 5

Cuiying Lake Ferry Boat: CNY 2

How to get the Qingcheng Mountain

Qingcheng Mountain is located in southwest of Dujiangyan City, approximately 16km away from Dujiangyan downtown area, and 68 km east of Chengdu. About 45 minutes - 1½ hours by bus (¥ 16, 45 minutes via high way; ¥ 8.5, 1½ hours via ordinary road) from Chadianzi Bus Station in Chengdu. The bus drops you off at the front gate, which is not actually the start of the trails. A new express train service now runs from Chengdu's North Train Station, taking about 45 minutes. It is best to buy tickets the day before you depart, as they often sell out ahead of time, even on weekdays. Train costs ¥15. At the train station, you'll need to take a short busride to reach the start of the trails. Walk out of the train station to the left toward the bus station, generally following the crowd. Take bus 101 for ¥1.5 to the entrance to the mountain.

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