Jin Mountain and Jinshan Temple
2011-12-22 15:45:00


Jin Mountain is suited in the North-West of downtown, with the height 43.7 meters, covers an area of 10 hectares. The shape of Jin Mountain is that of a golden turtle, flowing in the Yangtze River. It is one of the national key scenic spots and national 4A tourist region.

There are several temples located on the slope of the Jin Mountain. Jinshan Temple, located on the slope that was built over 1,600 years ago, is the most famous for a legend about a white snake that turned into a girl and married a young scholar named Xu Xian. A monk, Fa Hai, tried again and again to undermine their marriage. Out of indignation, the white snake summoned a deluge and flooded Jinshan Temple. The legend is listed among the first batch of National Intangible Cultural Heritage publicized by the State Council.

Furthermore, there are four treasures enshrined in the temple: Ding of Zhou Dynasty, Bronze Timbal of the famous military counselor Zhu Geliang, jade belt of famous poet Su Dongpo and the drawing of Jinshan Temple by the artist Wen Zhengming.

Besides, Jiang Tianchan Temple, White Dragon Cave, Fa Hai Budda Cave, Ci Shou Pagoda, the first spring of Jin Mountain will also give you a fabulous experience with unique architectural styles of temples and monuments.

Source:jschina.com.cn Editor:乙姗姗