Kongtongshan National Park

From Wikitravel
Earth : Asia : East Asia : China : Northwest China : Gansu : Kongtongshan National Park
Jump to: navigation, search

Kongtongshan National Park is in Gansu Province of China.

Understand[edit]

Hidden in the mountains near the Gansu-Ningxia border lies Kongtong Shan and the daoist monastery located atop the mountain. At the base of the mountain is a lake along with several temples also in the area.

History[edit]

Formerly the abode of the Eight Immortals and the hermitage of asetic priests, Kongtong Shan has 42 Qin and Han dynasty temples and pavilions built on high forested cliffs. Spectacular views from the tops of the mountain peaks and the genuinely friendly people make for a very spiritual visit.

Landscape[edit]

Flora and fauna[edit]

Climate[edit]

Get in[edit]

Located 6 miles west of the town of Pingliang, which can be reached from Lanzhou by train and by bus

Fees/Permits[edit]

Current charge is 元60 per person.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

Do[edit][add listing]

The traditional Pilgrimage Route involves starting at Qianshan, and climbing roughly 4 km of stairs, stopping at the little temples and shrines to pray. For those who feel that this is too strenuous, a taxi can take you to the Middle Peak via Houshan.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Eat[edit][add listing]

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Lodging[edit]

Camping[edit]

Backcountry[edit]

Stay safe[edit]

Get out[edit]

This article is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!