Mount Heng (Hunan)

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The Grand Temple of Mount Heng

Mount Heng (Chinese: 衡山; pinyin: Héng Shān), also known as Nan Yue (Chinese: 南岳; pinyin: Nányuè), is located in Hunan and is one of the Five Great Mountains in China. Heng Shan is a mountain range 150 kilometres (93 mi) long with 72 peaks[1] and lies at 27.254798°N and 112.655743°E. The Huiyan Peak is the south end of the peaks, Yuelu Mountain in Changsha City is the north end, and the Zhurong Peak is the highest at 1,300.2 metres (4,266 ft) above sea level.

At the foot of the mountain stands the largest temple in southern China, the Grand Temple of Mount Heng (Nanyue Damiao), which is the largest group of ancient buildings in Hunan Province.

Other notable sites in the area include the Zhusheng Si Temple, an 8th-century Buddhist monastery and Zhurong Gong, a small stone temple.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Hengshan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 3
(38)
5
(41)
11
(52)
16
(60)
18
(65)
22
(72)
25
(77)
24
(76)
21
(70)
16
(60)
11
(52)
7
(45)
14.9
(59)
Average low °C (°F) −3
(27)
−1
(30)
4
(39)
8
(47)
12
(54)
17
(63)
19
(67)
19
(66)
16
(60)
10
(50)
5
(41)
0
(32)
8.8
(48)
Precipitation mm (inches) 48
(1.9)
84
(3.3)
173
(6.8)
211
(8.3)
198
(7.8)
193
(7.6)
254
(10.0)
254
(10.0)
147
(5.8)
165
(6.5)
109
(4.3)
43
(1.7)
1,875
(73.8)
Source: Weatherbase [2]

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Coordinates: 27°15′17″N 112°39′21″E / 27.254798°N 112.655743°E / 27.254798; 112.655743