Huxiang Culture Ecology Tourist Zone in Yin Mountain
Last updated by chinatravel at 2014/5/8
Yin Mountain, with an altitude of 437 m, is also called Dragon Mountain or Dragon King Mountain. The name was given for the famous scholar and litterateur in North Song Dynasty, Zhoudun retreated and gave lectures here, and also for the famous Confucians in South Song Dynasty, Hu Anguo and Hu Hong, the father and the son gave lectures and tutored students here, and set up Huxiang School, which was the headwaters of Huxiang Culture. Emperor Zhengde (Zhu Houzhao) in Ming Dynasty visited Jiangnan and got here. He wrote down the words “Yin Mountain under the sun”.
There are many famous historical sites in Yin Mountain, one temple (Ciyun Temple), one tomb (Hu Anguo’s tomb), two ancestral temples (one is Lian Stream Ancestral Temple to memorize Zhou Dunji, who was also called Lian Stream, the other is Three Talents Ancestral Temple to memorize Hu Anguo, Hu Wending and Hu Hong, the father and sons.), two trees (there is a cypress in front of Lian Stream Ancestral Temple, it is about 33 m in height and 5m in girth of the trunk. Nine meter away form the cypress, there is a maidenhair tree, which is about 26m in height and 3.3m in the girth of its trunk. These two trees were planted by Zhou Dunji himself.), four pools (Lotus Pool, Brush Washing Pool, Inkstone Pool, and Thunder Pool. It was said Zhou Dunji planted lotus, washed brushes and melted ink in these places.), eight bridges (Water Hidden Bridge, Flowing leaf Bridge, Arrow Shooting Bridge, Keli Bridge, Chestnut Wood Bridge, Lion and Dragon Bridge, Immortal Bridge, Five Dragon Bridge.), all of these are very famous.
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