Daqingshan Introduction

by fulltime on 2010/03/20

Daqingshan Mountain Resort is a Shandoing Provincial forest park. It has a federal AA tourist designation. It is situation in the south eastern part of Shandong province.

It is 8 kilometers south of the township of Wulian. Qingdao is 160 kilometers to the east. The beach city of Rizhao is only 50 kilometers to the south. To the north, it is 110 kilometers from Weifang. The Daqingshan mountain range has an area of 28 square kilometers. It is composed of rocky granite peaks. The surface granite has eroded in a way that a topsoil layer is formed to allow rich growing.

The development of this area into a mountain resort started in 2000. The aim is to turn this pristine mountain range into a natural reserve for tourism, nature exploration, recreation, spa and conference center. Daqingshan has an area of 30 square kilometers with 36 peaks, 108 rock caves, 6 abysses, 3 valleys, 9 gullies, 4 platforms, and 8 open areas. The area is famous for its charm, serenity, atypicalness and immensity. Qing Dynasty poet Chen Yupeng likened the beauty of Daqingshan to that of Wutai Mountain.
The “Ten Thousand Buddha Historical Site” in the mountain consists of ancient great wall remains, site of the ancient village, Wan He Temple and Ancient Cypress Tree. The Suoyang Palace Caves has Dragon Ball Cave, Hidden Dragon Cave and Buddha’s Bead Cave.  “Yongcui Valley Exploration Area” has “three fold waterfalls”, “the abyss”, “Horse Stopping Cliff”, and “immortal Ascension Bed”. “Dragon’s Autumn Valley” has waterways. “The Stone Cliff” area has a hundred acres of lawns.
Source: Encyclopedia of  Chinese Tourist Sites
March 2, 2006

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