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Hengshan Mountain (South Mountain)
Travel in Hunan
There are five scared mountains in China, among which Hengshan Mountain(衡山) in Hunan is the most famous for its natural scenery. Hengshan Mountain is located in Hengyang, Hunan province. The mountain comprises 72 peaks, among which Zhurong Peak is the highest one with the elevation of 2017 miters. It runs 150 kilometers in extend, and possess the reputation of Buddhism and Taoist culture of China. Besides, Nanyue Grand temple is one of the representative temples on the mountain which covers an area of more than 9,800 square meters. The elaborate building, complete structures and systemically layout are hard to find in other ancient places in China.

Because of the deep-rooted culture and beautiful scenery, the Hengshan Mountain has been very popular by the ancient emperors, poets, celebrities and scholars, such as Li Bai, composed poems, or gave lectures on the mountain. According to the historical records, there were many poems and valuable stone inscriptions left.

There are many temples on the mountains, the temple lies at the foot of the Hengshan Mountain is the best one which covers a total area of nearly 100,000 square meters and is also the largest group of ancient buildings in Hunan province. The main halls in the temple are supported by 72 stone pillars, which symbolize the 72 peaks of the mountain.

Coming here, you could enjoy both the historical culture about Buddhism and fantastic scenery. Besides, the ancient architecture of the temples also impresses you deeply.