Last updated by chinatravel at 2013-11-3
Bijia Mountain used to be called Anle Mountain. It sits majestically between the Yangtze River and Chishui River. As the three peaks of the mountain standing erectly like a pen rack, the mountain was named Bijia Mountain (in Chinese, Bijia means pen rack). The standing mountain is 698 meters high and the mountain looks long and narrow from east to west. Looking from the Yangtze River, the mountain roars up to the sky just like a huge stalagmite. Looking from Chishui River, the mountain lies across the river banks.
The terrain of Bijia Mountain is strategic important and difficult of access. All round the mountain are steep pathless cliffs. During the reign of Jiaxi of Southern Song Dynasty, Luzhou people used to build cities on the mountain and here was also the county seat of Hejiang County. The relics of the ancient city could still been seen even today. In the mountain, there are many stone-engravings of Ming and Qing Dynasties and numerous historical sites like White Deer Cave, Jiulian Cave, Guanxin Cave, Bailong Pond, Xianren Bridge., Jiaozi Stone and Red Rock. Recently, a pair of stone lions of Song Dynasty were unearthed here. The stone lions are so vivid to life that makes them even more precious. Now the old Yunshi Temple has been renovated. In front of the temple, there are thousands orange trees. In the backyard of the temple, there are tens of thousands bamboos. On the sides of the temple, verdant pines are extremely green and ancient camphor trees soaring into the sky. Walking on Wangjiang Tower, you find the Yangtze River rushing for thousands of miles, Chishui River winding like a swimming dragon. All these picturesque scenes are just in front of your eyes.
Yuntai Temple was built in Sui Dynasty on Bijia Mountain. At the gate of the temple, the old camphor trees are still remained which had a history of over 600 years. These old tree are rare to be seen in southern part of Sichuan Province now. The temple buildings are well preserved with the forest of bamboos and camphor trees. In the temple, there are many historic collections, like the inscriptions of Huang Tingjian on a tablet, poems of Marshal Zhu De, the frescoes of Ming Dynasty and Bronze bell of Qing Dynasty which weighs 500 kilograms.
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How to Get There?
Bijia Mountain is just on the midway of Luzhou to Hejiang County. You can first take bus to Hejiang County and then transfer the bus to Bijia Mountain. From Luzhou to Hejiang County: 1. Take the bus at Plaza Coach Station. The buses set out every half hour and the carfare is 12 Yuan for one person. 2. Take the bus at Wang's Department Store. It is about 8 or 10 Yuan for one person. From Hejiang County to Bijia Mountain: Take the bus at Yizhuanpan and get off at the halfway up the Bijia Mountain. It will cost you 3 Yuan (it is 5 Yuan on holidays) for one person.
Recommend Touring Time: half day
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