Wang Mu Palace in Jingchuan

Last updated by fabiowzgogo at 2015/4/27

Wang Mu Palace

Wang Mu Palace was built by digging the mountain, its appearance takes a shape of Chinese character “回”, outside there are three-storey grotto eaves, constitutes the main body of Xi Wang Mu main hall, Dong Wang Gong main hall, the side hall and Hui House. Among the numerous steles of Wang Mu Palace, the Praise Stele of Wang Mu Palace being the most famous one and was crowned a gem.

Yao Pool

Around the Yao Pool, trees grow up to touch the sky and form shadows and the tinkling and tingling spring runs into the氵内 River. Go up the staircases, the winding path leads to a secluded quiet place with unique and intriguing flowers and grasses. It is really a spectacle. According to the tradition, Yao Poll holds the Xi Wang Mu feast every 20th day of the Third lunar year. And at that time, people from far and near come here to make their pilgrimages to Xi Wang Mu. The mountains and seas of people make a grand view.

Wang Mu Palace Grotto

Wang Mu Palace Grotto lies beside the Hui House, was dug and built in the Taihe Period of the Northern Wei, dating back about 1400 years. Inside there stands the square centered pillows and 200 Buddha statues. Outside there stands the stately four-storey wooden air garret. The grotto has high sight value and helps to do archaeological studies on Buddhist culture.

Hui House

Hui House is situated at the foot of Hui Mountain, was said to be the living place of Xi Wang Mu. In 24th, Feb. 1992, a group of more than 30 people from Taiwan Fengdeyu Hall come to make pilgrimages and took the photos of Hui House, in which Wang Mu seemed to once appear in the reality.

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Tourists from Lanzhou would take the tourist line or tourist train to Pingliang, and then transfer the tourist bus to the Hui Mountain.

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1.Accommodation Tourists may lodge in Jingchuan County. In local area there are inns and hotels at different levels with reasonable prices, clean and comfortable, though some are with simple facilities.

2.Delicacies The cooked wheaten food is the best among the special snacks of Jingchuan, such as the long noodles, Huahua noodles(a kind of noodles), clover noodles, pot steamed bun, Huoshaozi(a fried cake with green Chinese onion in it), Lushi(a kind of cake made by steamed maize flour mixed with honey and sugar), jellied bean curd and fruits. We can see restaurants where sell those special foods in the streets, lanes, and villages of Jingchuan. If you walk into the restaurants, ask for a bowl of noodle and savor it at leisure, which will also be an enjoyable experience.

3.Shopping Near the scenic spot of Wang Mu Palace, tourists can buy the ceramic duplicates of Buddha figures. These replicas are delicate, colorful and brilliant, is the first choice to commemorate the tour to Wang Mu Palace. 4.Recommended time for a visit:Three hours