QiXia Mountain

Last updated by chinatravel at 2013-11-4

Qixia mountain (pronounced as Kitsya), called She Mountain in ancient times, , is named because the QiXia Temple is located on the west side of its highest peak. There are three peaks along the mountain: Feng Xiang (Phoenix Flying) Peak,Long(dragon) Peak and Hu(Tiger) Peak.

The QiXia Temple is the biggest one in the Nanjing Area. It is the cradle of the Buddhism School of The Three Sastras. It is one of the earliest established monasteries and is still currently in use. Here you can visit some typical Buddhist structures and learn about the history of Buddhism.

QiXia Temple is famous not only for the structure, the stone sculptures and the pagoda, but also for the clear spring, luxuriant plant life; especially the red leaves of maple trees. These are in full bloom in spring and autumn making these times very popular.

Solo Adventure Tips:

Location:

It lies on 22kilos north-east away from Nanjing

How to Get There?

You can take Monan Line Bus in Hanfu Street (the gate of the Presidential Palace) from 06:00-19:00, 2.50 Yuan per person; or Nanlong Line or Nanshang Line to QiXia Mountian Station from Nanjing Railway Station.

Ticket Price:

10RMB, half price for children

Opening Hours:

06:30-18:20

More Tips:

1.It is best for the tourists during autumn for the red leaves of maple trees.

2. You can taste special vegetarian foods in QiXia Temple; in addition, there are several restaurants for the tourists if you don’t like them.

3. Various souvenirs like bookmarks, decorations are purchasable.


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