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Wanger Mountain

Xiongyue (Xióng yuè 熊岳), located in the south of Yingkou City (yíng kǒu shì 营口市), is a very well-known city in southern Liaoning. There are eight famous sights in Xiongyue, including Wanger Mountain (wàng ér shān 望儿山), Qinglong Mountain (qīng lóng shān 青龙山), Manshou Mountain (mán shǒu shān 馒首山), Shipeng Mountain (shí péng shān 石棚山), Xuemao Mountain (xuě mào shān 雪帽山), Xianren Island (xiān rén dǎo 仙人岛), Tianyuan Temple (tiān yuán sì 天源寺) and Zhang Guolao Bridge (zhāng guǒ lǎo qiáo 张果老桥). Mt. Wanger, among all, is the representative scenery spot.

 
Wanger Mountain

Cimu HouseLong long ago, the suburb of Xiongyue was a beach. A pool family which only had a mother and a son lived there. The mother loved his son very much and in order to let her son go to school, she worked hard. Her son was really hard-working and a couple of years later, he decided to attend an exam far away from home. He promised to come home as soon as he finished his exam. The mother waited at the seaside everyday. Her son actually didn’t attend the exam, he died in the sea on his way. However, his mother never knew. Time flew, the mother got her hair white and still waited at the seaside until at last, she became a stone. The sky was so touched by the mother that it made the place where the mother stood a mountain. The earth was so touched that it made the mother’s tear hot spring. The mountain then was called Wanger Mountain, meaning expecting the son to come back.

Mt. Wanger has more than ten attractions about mother’s love, such as Cimu Xiang (cí mǔ xiàng 慈母像) (The sculpture of loving mother), Wanger Tower, Muen Pool (mǔ ēn chí 母恩池) (Mother’s Kindness Pool) and so on. It has the only memorial hall of mother.

Location: Yingkou Economic Technical Development Area, Liaoning Province
Opening hours: 8:30 to 17:00
Tel: 86-0417-7013068
Transportation: Take coach from Xiyang Tun (xī yáng tún 西阳屯) to Wangershan Village (wàng ér shān cūn 望儿山村). The coach can be taken in Dalian railway station or bus station.
Admission fee: CNY 20 for adults, CNY 10 for children

 

Qinglong Mountain

Qinglong MountainThis scenery spot is located in Chentun Town (chén tún zhèn 陈屯镇) in east of Xiongyue. It connects the Qianshan (qiān shān 千山) Mountain range in the east and neighbors Pohai in the west. It is 10 km from Shenda Highway (shěn dà gāo sù 沈大高速) and 5 km from Changda Railway (cháng dà tiě lù 长大铁路). Mt. Qinglong is 700 meters above the sea level and has marvelous landscape. Pines can be seen everywhere which make it green all around the year and the mountain looks like a green dragon lying in the mountain range, therefore, Qinglong, which means a green dragon, becomes the name of the mountain.
Mt. Qinglong was counted as the top one scenic spot of the eight sights of Xiongyue in Liao Dynasty. The most magnificent scenery is the sunset, when the sun goes down to the sea, the light varies and make it a really different world. It attracts countless visitors by the unique natural scene.

Location: Chentun Town , Xiongyue, Yingkou City, Liaoning Province
Opening hours: 8:00 to 16:30
Tel: 86-0417-7152654
Transportation: First get to Xiongyue Railway Station, take coach from Xiongyue to Chen Tun, then get a taxi to Mt. Qinglong.
Admission fee: CNY 10. Children under 1.4 meters and senior citizens over 70 are free. 

 

Zhang Guolao Bridge

According to history of Republic China, there was an old bridge in the south of Gaizhou Town named Xianshui Bridge (xiān shuǐ qiáo 仙水桥). The bridge was built on Lengshui River (lěng shuǐ hé 冷水河) (Cold-Water River) and was stone-made. Lengshui River’s water was extremely cold even in summer, but it never froze even in winter. People thought it magical water, so they called the bridge Xianshui (means magical water). There was a local legend saying that Zhang Guolao had been here once, he was drunk and fell down from his donkey, so there was a handprint of Zhang and a hoof print of his donkey. Then the bridge changed its name to Zhang Guolao Bridge. The bridge was no special, it attracted people only by its beautiful legend. We don’t know when it was built and we can’t see it any more. It is already destroyed now.

Location: Bayuquan District, Yingkou City
 
 

Manshou Hill

Manshou MountainWalk 4 km northeast from Xiongyue city situates a single hill called Manshou Hill meaning steamed bun for it looks like one.
There is a legend about it. In late Tang Dynasty, a loyal chancellor was framed and exiled to Xiongyue. He got a son named Wang Rong (wáng róng 王融) which was quite a good boy. One day, Wang Rong saved an injured old man and in order to cure him, he went to a precipitous cliff in Mt. Manshou to gather herbs. The old man got well soon and he told Wang Rong that the mountain really deserved its name for if he came to the cliff that herbs growing and said “Mt. Manshou, Mt. Manshou, please provide me with a meal”, he will get a lot of steamed buns! It turned out that the old man is a celestial.

Location: Hongqi Town (hóng qí zhèn 红旗镇), Xiongyue

 

Tianyuan Temple

There is a Longtou Mountain (lóng tóu shān 龙头山) at Wudaohe Village (wǔ dào hé cūn 五道河村) southeast of Xiongyue, on which stands a temple called Tianyuan. It’s a quiet and solemn temple. In the yard of temple grows a old pine which was so flourishing that it covered the sky. When wind blew, it sounded like waves. There was a pool under the temple, so the temple connected the sky and the water, made it a beautiful landscape. After the abbot died, the temple got desolate, and then was destroyed. Neither the temple nor the pine was existed any longer.



Shipeng Mountain 

Stone ShedShipeng means stone shed. There are two sheds here, one is in the Shipengyu Village (shí péng yù cūn 石棚峪村) of Dashiqiao City (dà shí qiáo shì 大石桥市), it is one of the well- preserved stone shed in Liaodong Peninsula. The stone shed is circled by three big slates and covered by a 4.75-meter long, 4.4-meter wide and 0.47-meter thick big rock. The other one is located in Gaizhou City (gài zhōu shì 盖州市), basically the same as the former one except it has a bigger scale.
The stone shed was considered as grave in New Stone Age and Bronze Age. It hasn’t been damaged even after thousands of years and it tells us that our ancestor has a very high standard in architecture.

Location: Ertai Xiang (èr tái xiāng 二台乡), Gaizhou City.



Xuemao Mountain

Xuemao Mountain
Xuemao Mountain is located in Jiuzhai Town (jiǔ zhài zhèn 九寨镇), the environment here is quite good, the flourishing trees, the beautiful landscape, the fertile soil and various vegetations make the scenic spot a natural fairyland. Hundreds of herbs and potherb live here, you can see flowers whenever you come. Wild animals live here such as squirrels, deers and so on.

Location: Jiuzhai Town, Gaizhou City, Yingkou City
Tel: 86-0417-2640368
Admission fee: CNY 10
Opening hours: 8:00 to 18:00
Transportation: Yingkou-Gaizhou-Jiuzhai Town, you can take coach or taxi. If you drive, get to Yingkou Highway.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 September 2010 14:59
 

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