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Qionglai Tiantai Mountain

Tiantai Mountain is located in the southwest of Qionglai City , Sichuan Province. 110 kilometers away from Chengdu, and 45 kilometers from Qionglai city. Tiantai Mountain has an area of 192 kilometers with the highest peak Yuxiao of 1812-meter altitude.

As a box-like and synclinal mountain which rarely be found in China, Tiantai Mountain is characterized by a variety of its Danxia Landforms. There are various species of plants and animals and the rate of vegetation cover is 94.4%. Among plants of 400 species, over 20 are endangered protected species. Among 100 species of animals, over 50, such as giant panda, crimson-bellied tragopan, macaque, are endangered protected animals.

Tiantai Mountain boasts profound history and culture. Since ancient times, Tiantai Mountain has been the living place of the Qiong Nationality.

In the enlightened times of Chongqing and Sichuan, Bieling ascended and held a memorial ceremony for heaven, In Han Dynasty, Taoists put up here and built an altar to worship god. In the Song Dynasty, Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism were all exist in this mountain. When religions reached its height, there were 108 sites of Taoist shrines, Buddhist Monasteries and courtyards.

Conflicts occurs when they fought over territory. So soon they formed a union of politics and religion. At present, many historical and cultural sites like the religious law court, "Government Office of Monks", religious fair "Monk Street", "The first Buddhist Temple" and Yongle temple, which are rare in our country, are reserved in Tiantai Mountain.

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