Qixia Mountain

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Maple Hill Lake, located within the area
Qixia Mountain is known for its autumn scenery.

Qixia Mountain (simplified Chinese: 栖霞山, pinyin:Qīxiá shān) is a mountain in the northeast part of Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China.[1][2][3]

In the Southern Dynasties (420-589), there was a Qixia cottage (栖霞精舍) in the mountain, so the mountain’s name Qixia derived from it. Qixia Mountain includes mountain peaks: the main peak, Sanmao Peak, with an elevation of 286 metres; Dragon Mountain, like a lying dragon, located in northeast; Tiger Mountain, like a fallen tiger, located in the northwest. Qixia Mountain has many scenic spots and historical sites. Its red autumnal leaves and especially its Dongfeitian grottos which were founded in 2000, make it a famous tourist attraction both at home and to abroad.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "南京栖霞山 (Qixia Mountain)". 51766.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "南京:栖霞山 - 南京景点点评". Lvping.com. Retrieved 2011-10-09. 
  3. ^ "南京旅游-栖霞山栖霞寺舍利塔千佛岩(多图)". Njchina.com. Retrieved 2011-10-09. 
  4. ^ "Qixia Mountain". Foreignercn.com. 2009-09-30. Retrieved 2011-10-09. 

Coordinates: 32°09′37″N 118°57′53″E / 32.16028°N 118.96472°E / 32.16028; 118.96472