Mount Longhu

Mount Longhu (Chinese: ; pinyin: Lóng Shān; lit. 'Dragon Tiger Mountain', Gan: Lung-fu San) is located in Jiangxi, China. It is famous for being one of the birthplaces of Taoism, with many Taoist temples built upon the mountainside. It is particularly important to the Zhengyi Dao as the Shangqing Temple and the Mansion of the Taoist Master are located here.[1] It is known as one of the Four Sacred Mountains of Taoism.

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Mount Longhu
Highest point
Elevation150 m (490 ft)
Coordinates28°6′49″N 116°57′30″E / 28.11361°N 116.95833°E / 28.11361; 116.95833
Geography
LocationJiangxi, China

Two notable temples on Mount Longhu are the temples of Immortal City (仙岩) and Zheng Yi (正一), both founded by Zhang Daoling (张道陵), the Han Dynasty founder of the religion. There are more Taoist temples in nearby Shangqing (上清), one of which is mentioned in the beginning of the famous Chinese novel Outlaws of the Marsh (水滸傳).

Mount Longhu also has cultural significance as a historical burial site of the Guyue people, who placed their dead in hanging coffins on the mountains cliff faces.[2]

In August 2010 UNESCO inscribed Mount Longhu on the World Heritage List as part of the complex of six sites that make up the China Danxia.[3]

Mount Longhu can be reached from the nearby city of Yingtan.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mt Longhu home of the mansion of taoist master Archived 2008-05-18 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Hanging Coffins in Longhushan (Dragon-Tiger Mountain) Archived 2009-03-18 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "China Danxia". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Retrieved 2021-03-15.