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Jingzhong Mountain 2014-05-13

Located in Qianxi County, Hebei province, Jingzhong Mountain is the national 4A level scenic spot, the national geological park, the provincial-level scenic spot, the provincial cultural relics protection unit, the provincial forest park, Hebei Province Tourism designated unit, one of the thirty most beautiful scenery of Hebei, one of the Top Eight sceneries of new Tangshan. It is also a religious shrine for Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism. The scenic spot is 180 kilometers away from Beijing, 195 km away from Tianjin, 130 km away from Chengde, 160 km away from Qinhuangdao. To be specific, Jingzhong Mountain lies in 2 kilometers south of the junction of Sanfu and Bangkuan.

Jingzhong Mountain is only 610 meters above sea level, but "what matters is not the altitude but the immortal". The original temple architecture of Jingzhong Montain can be traced back to Song Dynasty. At the early years of Ming dynasty "Sanzhong Ancestral Temple" was constructed with sculptures of the three patriotic and loyal officials of Zhuge liang, Yue Fei, and Wen Tianxiang. Later, Bixia Palace and Feng Yuanjun Sculpture is built in the east. After the two large-scale renovation of Qi Jiguang, Jingzhong Mountain’s incense is increasingly prosperous. At the early period of the Qing Dynasty, Emperor Shunzhi and Kangxi has visited Jingzhong Mountain six times, repairing the temples, granting a statue of Gold Empress with the weight of sixteen jin and four liang, and "Tripitaka" of more than 4500 volumes. Whenever the emperors discuss important political matters, they will go to Jingzhong Mountain for paying respect to Buddha and making divination. It is recorded in inscriptions that Shunzhi appointed Kangxi as the prince, and the decision was made after Shunzhi divined in Jingzhong Mountain, which is regarded as the royal family temple. There are Kangxi emperor's imperial inscribed boards on the mountain, saying "the beauty of holy mountain",” the mountain of world famous ", "first steps of famous mountain ", etc.

In the southeast of Bixia palace lies a natural cave – Zhizhi Cave, which consecrates an eminent monk with great virtue who plays an important influence in Chinese Buddhism history – Bieshan Huishan Puying Chan Master.

Temple fair on April the eighteenth and October the fifteenth of Lunar New Year is a major event here. Tourists of Jin, Tang, Cheng, Inner Mongolia come in great numbers. There are large-scale commercial activities, singing and dancing, Pingju, circus, shadow, puppet, flower festival and other rich and colorful folk culture activities.