Mt. Huiji Scenic Area
Huiji Mountain Scenic Spot covers 5 sq. km, mainly composed by three attractions of Da Yu Mausoleum, Birds Paradise and Incensory Peak.
Mausoleum of Da Yu
As one of the important historical sites of Huiji mountain scenic spot, Du Yu mausoleum is a historical and cultural site under state protection. Stepping into the scenic spot, you will see clean waters and green trees on both sides, which decorate Huiji Mountain, full of the lasting appeal of primitive simplicity and elegance. Passing by Jiulong Platform, tourists will see a huge stone archway engraved with the three words of "Da Yu Ling", which was written by JIang Zhemin when inspecting here on May 5th of 1995. There is a divine pedestrian road of over 350 m leading to the mausoleum, at the end of which is the square, where buildings, such as totem pole and Jiuding Platform etc, stand. It symbolizes the belief of ancestors of ancient Yue Kingdom and provides a place for people of all circles to sacrifice Da Yu. There is a pool before the Da Yu Temple, which was defined as a pool of freeing captive animals by He Zhizhang in the Tang Dynasty and named as Da Yu Pool. To stride the pool, you must walk through an ancient bridge named "Gaocheng (means success in Chinese) Bridge", which suggests that after 10 years of controlling the water outside, Da Yu finally succeeded. Stepping into the Lingxing Gate at the southern side of west Yuan gate of Da Yu Temple, there is a through path to the stele pavilion, which is paved with flagstones of about one hundred meters, which rises step by step along the mountain. There is a stone stele in the pavilion engraved with "Da Yu Ling" written by Nan Daji, the prefect of Shaoxing in the Ming Dynasty. In 1939, Zhou Enlai, Prime Minister of China, came to sacrifice here and took a photo before this stele.
Paradise of Birds
Walking outside the mausoleum and eastwards for 300 m, you will see Paradise of Birds, which covers nearly 30,000 sq. m. Raising nearly 10,000 birds belonging to 7 genus and over 130 kinds, including cursorial, wading, raptorial, flying, accentor and climbing ones, it owns the most comprehensive range and the most amount in China. The paradise consists of 2 great parts of entrance district and major district, among which the former covers 3,000 sq. m, equipped with the Dove Square, Artistic Sculpture of Birds, Museum of Man, Bird and Nature, Bird Nursery, Raptorial Bird District, park and corresponding travel service facilities. The latter occupies an area of 25,800 sq. m, slopes alternating with flat valleys, forests deep and flourishing, and garden architectures established, such as tea house and pavilion etc. besides, there are over 10 districts for appreciating birds and relaxation, such as the Swan Lake, Pine and Crane Garden, Ostrich Garden, Mandarin Duck Gully, Missing Valley, Sightseeing Corridor, Thousands of Trees with nests and Singing Birds and Fragrant Flowers etc. Moreover, there are also some entertainment programs for people to take part in, including Man-Bird Dialogue, Sparrow Theater, Cockfighting and Peacock Gliding etc. Paradise of Birds is a large-sized attraction of ecotourism, which is valuable in sightseeing, knowledge, interest and science, with functions of tourism, relaxation and entertainment.
In elevation of 354 m, Incensory Peak is located in the west of the scenic spot of Da Yu Mausoleum. The rock on its top is in shape of an incensory, whence comes the name of Incensory Peak. When it is raining and cloudy, the misty peak is covered and winded by brume, which seems like the smoke curling from an incensory. Walking along the stone stairs, which twist around and range from 1,700 to 1,800 steps, to the ridge, you will see the religious buildings one after the other, such as the magnificent Hall of Sakyamuni, bijou Hall of Four-Faced Kwan-yin and Siyuan Tower etc. As the major sight on the top, Lufeng Temple attracted a large number of pilgrims as early as the Southern Song Dynasty, and was rebuilt at the small area of the top at the expense of an overseas Chinese in 1990, consisting of the Hall of Kwan-yin, Hall of the Three Saints, Side Hall, Monk House and Drawing Room. On the Incensory Peak Fair on the 19th day of February, June and September respectively of lunar calendar, pilgrims and tourists will climb up the mountain to worship or visit in an endless stream, which forms a grand scene.