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Wenbi Peak

   Wenbi Peak
Wenbi Peak
(wén bǐ fēng 文笔峰), also called Wenhao Peak (wén háo lǐng 文豪岭), is located in the middle part of Anding County (ān dìng xiàn 安定县) of Hainan Province (hǎi nán shěng 海南省). It is rising abruptly out of the ground, elegant and beautiful. Wenbi Peak is regarded as one of the Eight Views of Anding (ān dìng bā jǐng 安定八景).

Wenbi PeakThere is an old story about the Wenbi Peak. Long ago, one immortal shouldered two loads of soil to the Peach Garden of the Goddess. When he passed Anding, he was attracted by the picturesque scenery, and laid down to have a rest. He was drinking while appreciating the scene. Unconciouly, he was drunk and fell into sleep. After a long time of sleeping, the immortal turned into stone, and the two loads turned into mountains, one of which is the Wenbi Peak.

On Wenbi Peak, there are many relics of the immortal, namely, the Xianren Cave (xiān rén dòng仙人洞), Footprint of the Immortal (xiān rén jiǎo yìn 仙人脚印), Palm of the Immortal (xiān rén shǒu zhǎng 仙人手掌), Xianren Rock (xiān rén shí 仙人石) and Niangzi Cave (niáng zǐ fáng 娘子房).

On the east and west side of the Wenbi Peak, the mountains are composed of igneous rocks, with a history of one million years. However, the Wenbi Peak is composed of the hydrogenic rocks, with a history of hundred of million years. This is rare in geography.

Architectures in Wenbi PeakWenbi Peak is the symbol of civilization in Hainan. In history, there were many personnels in the area around Wenbi Peak. And in the Southern Song Dynasty (nán sòng 南宋), Wenbi Peak is the birthplace of the Taoism in south China.

Wenbi Peak
Location: Anding County, Haikou City
Admission fee: CNY 40
Opening hours: 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Transportation: you can take bus No. 14, 37, 41 to Haikou East Bus Station, and change another bus to Anding, then hire a pecicab to Wenbi Peak

 

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