Mt. Mengding Scenic Spot
Last updated by chinatravel at 2014/5/5
Mt. Mengding scenic spot consists of two major scenic spots: Mt. Mengshan and Baizhang Lake. It is one of the first provincial scenic and historical interest areas approved by Sichuan province. Owing to the annual precipitation of over 2000 millimeters, Mengshan got its name for the "Misty Drizzle" and was called "the Leaking Sky of Shu State".
With dense forest and mild climate, the undulating hills rises between 900 and 1,200 meters above the sea level. There is no severe coldness in winter and extreme heat in summer. Mt. Mengshan is a suitable place for growing tea and is regarded as paradise of tea. Overlooked distantly, with five towering peaks Mt. Mengshan is a lotus flower in shape. The sights of sun- rising and Buddhist halo can be viewed on the top of peaks. Range upon range of tea plantations are found on the hillsides and in the woods, which are like the billowing green waves. The tea leaf picking girls working among the plantations also add special interest to the beautiful scenery. With a long history of tea culture, Mengshan is the rare tourist attraction of tea culture in China.
Royal Tea Garden
Surrounded by the five peaks which are in the shape of a lotus flower, the royal tea garden is just situated in the sunken spot, the heart of the "flower", which endowed the place with high geomantic quality. Wu Lizhen, the founder of Mengshan Tea in Han Dynasty planted seven seeds of "miraculous tea" in the garden. Since Tang Dynasty, the tea leaves in the garden were picked and paid as tribute to emperors. In the 13th year of Chunxi Period of Emperor Kaozong's reign in Southern Song Dynasty, the tea garden was officially named "Royal Tea Garden".
Also called "weet -Dew Well" the well is near the royal tea garden. Two steles engraved with the words"古蒙泉"（Gumeng Well）stand beside the well. Each column around the well is engraved with the pattern "wo dragons play a firing ball" Master Ganlu—Wu Lizhen, the Buddhist monk used the well as the water source for his tea plantation. According to the historical records, "ith a stone on its mouth, the well only holds 1 deciliter water despite of rain or draught." so an unusual fragrance can be smelt when the well water is used to make tea.
Tianti Ancient Trail
The ancient trail is made up of 1430 stone steps from the Palace of King Shu to Tiangai Temple. The tourist can enjoy the range upon range of tea gardens and rivers on the both sides of the Dentu Slope while climbing the trail.
Museum of Tea History
Situated at the beginning of the Tianti ancient trail, the museum keeps and displays historical documents about Mengding Tea, poems, specimens and the tea sets of past dynasties. As a center of tea culture, the museum also preserves steles with engravations about Mending Tea and various famous brands of tea.
Ganlu Stone Chamber
Situated on the Ganlu Peak standing on the left of the Royal Tea Garden, the stone chamber is a complete stone architecture of Ming Dynasty with a single double- pitch roofed room. The chamber has a unique architectural style of Ming Dynasty: stone halls, bracket sets, roofing, light leaks and no leakages of rain.
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How to Get There?
Tourists can find convenient transportation as the No.318 national highway runs through the scenic spot and two approach roads of Cheng-Ya Expressway connect with Mengshan scenic spot and Baizhang Lake scenic spot.
More Tips: 1.Tourists can find accommodations either in Longjia(farm restaurants) (25yuan per person/day) or in hotels nearby(80 yuan per person/ day for standard rooms). 2.Not very big, Mt. Mengding is famous for its famous brands of tea, Buddhist scriptures, sights, and summer resort which are famous all over the country. It's necessary for tourists to wear more clothes when they get to the top of the mountain since the temperature is usually as low as 11℃. 3.If tourists find any inconvenience or trouble during the travel, they can phone: 0835—3223582 for complaint. 4.Best Time for Travel: spring and summer
1.Tourists can find accommodations either in Longjia(farm restaurants) (25yuan per person/day) or in hotels nearby(80 yuan per person/ day for standard rooms). 2.Not very big, Mt. Mengding is famous for its famous brands of tea, Buddhist scriptures, sights, and summer resort which are famous all over the country. It's necessary for tourists to wear more clothes when they get to the top of the mountain since the temperature is usually as low as 11℃. 3.If tourists find any inconvenience or trouble during the travel, they can phone: 0835—3223582 for complaint. 4.Best Time for Travel: spring and summer
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