The Laojun Mountain
The Laojun Mountain,Luoyang
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The Laojun Mountain is located in Luanchuan County, Luoyang City, Henan Province, covering an area of 26.66 square kilometers. According to legend, Lao Tzu retired here to practice in seclusion. After enlightenment, he rode a green bull to Hangu Pass from here. The descendants called this mountain The Laojun Mountain in his honor, and it is the longest historical mountain range in Taoism. The Laojun Mountain is the main peak of the Funiu Mountains, with an altitude of 2,217 meters. It was formed in the continental orogenic movement 1.9 billion years ago. It records the tectonic evolution process of the southern edge of the ancient land mass of North China over the past 1.9 billion years, such as cleavage, dispersion, accretion, aggregation, collision, and mountain building, etc., and it has a higher value for scientific research. The Laojun Mountain is a world geological park, a national 5A-level tourist attraction, a national geological park, a national nature reserve, a provincial key cultural relic protection unit, a holy place visited by Taoist believers in northern China, and an outstanding representative of the landscape culture of the Central Plains.
• During the Spring and Autumn Period, Lao Tzu, who is recognized as the ancestor of Taoism, came here to practice in seclusion, making it "the origin of Taoism".
• The Northern Wei Dynasty began to build the Laojun Temple on it to commemorate it. From the The Northern Wei Dynasty built Laojun Temple to commemorate Laozi, since the Northern Wei Dynasty, Laojun Mountain, there are as many as 16 temples, such as Taiqing Palace, Ten Square Yard, Lingguan Temple, Vinegar Temple, Shepherd's Circle, Bitterness Relief Temple, Scripture Transmission Building, Guanyin Temple, Sanqing Temple, Laojun Temple and other temples. Over the thousands of years of destruction and repair, it now exists 6 temples, of which the peak of Laojun Temple is the most spectacular.
• In 637, Emperor Taizong of Tang sent Yuchi Jingde to rebuild the top Laojun Temple and gave it the name "Laojun Mountain".
• In 1603, Emperor Shenzong of the Ming Dynasty declared Laojun Mountain as "Famous Mountain in the World" and sent money to build the temple, making it the only Chinese mountain range in history to be named "Famous Mountain in the World" by the emperor, and at the same time, it is the mountain range with the longest history in Taoism.
• In 1997, the State Council approved the establishment of a national nature reserve.
Laojun Mountain Scenic Spot has 179 scenic spots, which is a landmark scenic spot integrating landscape and Taoist culture in the Central Plains.
• Glass Observation Deck
The Glass Observation Deck is the first suspended glass observation deck in Henan Province.
• Gold Peak Temple Group
The Golden Peak Taoist buildings rely on the top of the mountain, mainly including Laojun Temple, Daode Palace, Wumu Golden Hall, Liangbao Terrace, Jade Emperor Peak, Bell and Drum Tower, South Heavenly Gate, Chaoyang Cave, Great Way Courtyard, Shendao Sky Bridge, and Cloisters, etc., all of which are in the form of Ming and Qing Dynasty royal palace-style buildings, especially the three golden roofs of Golden Hall, Liangbao Terrace, and Jade Emperor Peak are created, which have become the highlights of the Taoist group on Laojun Mountain.
• Horsehair Ridge
Horsehair Ridge is the main peak of The Laojun Mountain, as well as the main peak of Funiu Mountain, and where the highest peak is located, with an elevation of 2217 meters above sea level, which is the best place to view the natural scenery of Laogun Mountain.
• South Heavenly Gate
South Heavenly Gate of The Laojun Mountain is ingeniously arranged by taking advantage of its superior geographical location, which fully embodies the specifications of royal buildings. Speaking of South Heavenly Gate, in ancient Chinese palace buildings, it is important to sit north and face south, even the South Heavenly Gate is no exception. It is believed that the South Heavenly Gate is the main passageway into the Heavenly Palace, while Taoists believe that the South Heavenly Gate is the door of communication between human beings and the immortals.
• Ten Mile Painted Screen
Ten Mile Painted Screen, also known as Stone Forest, is a granite peaks and forests landscape. 1.9 billion years ago, a continental orogenic movement that shook the universe occurred here, making this originally complete mountain a crisscross slippery peak forest. It is called "granite peak forest" by the geological circles. The beautiful landscape here was praised by Mr. Zhao Xun, an evaluation expert of the World Geopark, as "the largest granite peak forest spectacle discovered in the world so far."
• Cloud View Sky Road
The Sky Road Scenic Spot is a core scenic area integrating strange peaks, rocks, sea of clouds and canyons, with a total length of 1380 meters. From the upper station of the Peak Forest Cableway, along the horizontal suspended road, passing through Qingyun Peak, a line of sky, a hundred lawns, Exceedingly high gorge, Maple King and Ten Mile Painted Screen, directly to Gold Peak Temple Group, forming a complete classic mountain scenery system. The Sky Road Scenic Spot takes one scene at a time, changing the scenery step by step, leaning on the fence to overlook the cliffs and thousands of texts at the foot, giving people the feeling of flying into the sky, and it is one of the most exciting scenic spots in Laojun Mountain.
• Zhai Valley
Zhai Valley Scenic Area is located 5 kilometers east of Luanchuan County, with a total viewing area of 16.8 square kilometers, mainly including Shengtian Lake, Cuiping Bay, Lihuazhai, Dongtian River, Dengtian Gorge and Tenglongyu. composition.
• Chasing Dream Valley
Chasing Dream Chasing Valley is a grand canyon rarely visited by people. Here, the original secondary forest of Shilichang Gorge covers the sky and blocks out the sun. It is named Chasing Dream Valley because of the gorgeous mountains and rivers, the tranquility of the forest, and the beauty of dreams.
• Taiqing Temple
Taiqing Temple on the top of the mountain was first built in the Northern Wei Dynasty and was rebuilt in successive dynasties. It was rebuilt by Yuchi Jingde in the Tang Dynasty. It was the most prosperous in the Ming Dynasty. It is the Taoist holy land in the Central Plains where pilgrims worship. Pilgrims from the southeast coast also come here admiringly.
• Lao Tzu Bronze Statue
The bronze statue of Lao Tzu in Laojun Mountain was included in the Guinness Book of the World in 2014 as "The Tallest Bronze Statue of Lao Tzu".
(resource: Baidu Encyclopedia)