Longhu Shan – the Mountains of Dragons and Tigers

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The river by the Longhu Shan was flooded when we were there.

Of course, we were disappointed. The original itinerary was that we will take a boat ride on the river over-viewing the mountain, this was to be followed by a demonstration as to how coffins were lifted to the sides of the mountains as hanging coffins. They were cancelled.

Well, we can’t control the weather, the floods and the mud ladened swift flowing river.

Herewith in italics is an introduction of Mount Longhu from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.DSCF0893

Mount Longhu (Chinese: ; literally: “”Dragon Tiger Mountain””, ), is located in Jiangxi, China. It is famous for being one of the birthplaces of Taoism, with many Taoist temples built upon the mountainside. It is particularly important to the Zhengyi Dao as it the Shangqing Temple and the Mansion of the Taoist Master are located here. It is known as one of the Four Sacred Mountains of Taoism.DSCF0892

Mount Longhu also has cultural significance has a historical burial site of the Guyue people, who placed their dead in hanging coffins on the mountains cliff faces.

In August 2010 UNESCO inscribed Mount Longhu on the World Heritage List as part of the complex of six sites that make up the China Danxia.