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Tour Code :
C1744
City / Province :
Henan
Best tour month :
April,May,June,July,August,September,October,November
Type :
Historic sites,Natural landscape
Built in :
Natural landscape

      Mount Song lies west of province Henan.Mount Song covers an area over 450 square kilometers.Mount Song is composed of moutain Shaoshi and moutain Taishi. It has total 72 peaks with 350 meters as the lowest latitude and 1512 meters as the highest altitude. The main peak Jiujifeng lies in mountain Taishi with an altitude of 1491.7 meters, the highest peak Liantianfeng lies in mountain shaoshi with an altitude 1512 meters.Mount Song faces Yellow river and Luohe from the north, Yingshui,Jishan from the south, Zhengzhou from the east, Luoyang from the west.Mount Song occupy an strategic position in ancient China with a deep culture. Mount Song is the cradle for Zen Buddhism and Taoism. There were over 30 emperors and 150 celebrities once visiting.

      Mount Song is the cradle for Chinese ancient civilization and listed as the famous interest in China. Mount Song is the middle Yue of the five Yue. In 2004, Mount Song was listed as the World Geology Park by UNESCO.

      Mount Song is the cradle for Taoism, Buddhism and Confucians beliefs. It plays an important role in origination and passing around Taoism, Buddhism and Confucians beliefs.

    Mount Song

      Mount Song is a famous Buddhism mountain. Buddhist culture is rich and brilliant. Temple Fawang was originated from Dynasty Eastern Han and one of the earliest Buddhist temple. It is only three years later than Luoyang white horse temple. It is 420 years older than Shaolin Temple. According to record, white horse temple was for entertaining guests from outside. So Fawang Temple was the origin of Chinese Buddhist Temple. Shaolin temple was made by emperor in North Wei and an Indian monk once passed around Buddhism in this temple. There are many other temples including Huishan temple, songyue temple, Yongtai temple, and jinqingliang temples too.      Mount Song is a famous Taoism mountain. Zhongyue temple was built from Qin dynasty. Zhongyue temple is one of the religious hot spot for Taoism. The Taoism complex with construction of a total of eleven axis covering 1.3 miles and an areas over 100000 square meters are the hugest and most complete ancient architecture complex.

      Mount Song had a big influence on Confucian culture. It is rare for most other famous mountains in China. In evolution, Confucian beliefs went through four steps including the aboriginal Confucian beliefs in early Qin Dynasty, the fairy Confucian beliefs in Dynasty West Han, the principle Confucian beliefs in Song Dynasty, and the new Confucian beliefs in modern. Songyang Academy lies in south of Mount Song, together with Suiyang Academy in Shangqiu, Province Henan ,Yuelu Academy in province Hunan, Bailudong Academy in Lushan province Jiangxi, listed as one of the four Academy in Song Dynasty. Songyang Academy is one of the education center for Principle Confucian beliefs in Song Dynasty and plays an important role in ancient Chinese culture.

      Fairy tale regarding Mount Song

      Northwest of the highest peak Jiujifeng is Huagaifeng. It is said Huangdi once visited and made Huagai as the teacher for manipulating calender. Huagai was a very capable man living in the peak. He often observed sky, knew well the running regulation of sun, moon and star. He knew well the change of spring, summer, fall and winter. What he knew was quite helpful for the life of human being and plants growth. So he was famous nearby. Later, according to the star with an name Huagai, the peak he once lived was named as Huagai too.

    Mount Song

      After Huangdi defeated Chiyou, in order to develop agriculture based on teaching to plant grain to the people from Yandi,he himself with others landed Mount Song for Huagai. At that time, the mountain was covered with densely lush greens and wild animals. They made a way for walking by killing wild animals with bows, same time picking up fruits from the forest, after long way in toil and hardship, finally they found Huagai. Huagai was an old man over hundred years old, he told Huangdi everything regarding what he knew on moon, sun and stars. Additionally he taught Huangdi the relationship between sky and agriculture, the life of people and plants growth.

      After Huangdu came back the capital, he asked others to observe moon, sun, star and made the Chinese lunar year calender. He divided a year as spring, summer, fall and winter. There were 12 months with 24 solar term. According different four seasons, temperature, rain, and climate change, there are different planting growth. What he did was very helpful for improve and promote of life of the people.

    Mount Song

  • 1 Day Tour: Shaolin Monastery, Longmen Grottoes

    1 Day Tour: Shaolin Monastery, Longmen Grottoes

    A trip to Henan province will not only please your eyes, but also satisfy your appetite for adventure. With numerous sites and beautiful landscape, tour the different attractions and special themes. Appreciate the treasure house of ancient Buddhist cave art at the Longmen Grottoes; experience the Kung Fu legends in Shaolin Temple; and pay a visit to the enchanting Shenzhou Peony Garden. Getting into the great natural and historical scenery to seek unique oriental culture at the best price out there will surely create memories worth a life time!  

    Price : from USD 150

  • Private day tour to   Shaolin Temple

    Private day tour to Shaolin Temple

    full day of Visiting the famous Shaolin Temple , the birthplace of Zen Buddhism and the cradle of Kung Fu. You will visit the grandiose temples and halls, admire stone carving art, learn about Buddhism culture, observe the daily living and meditation of monks in the temple and enjoy a magnificent free Kung Fu Performance

    Price : from USD 140

  • One day private tour to White Horse Temple and  Longmen Grottoes   and  Peony Cultural District

    One day private tour to White Horse Temple and Longmen Grottoes and Peony Cultural District

    On this tour, stroll around the halls and pavilions of the White Horse Temple; considered the birthplace of Chinese Buddhism, as you learn about its history. Besides, your tour ends from the rambling around the beautiful Peony Cultural District. The package includes entrance fees, a private guide, lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off.

    Price : from USD 120

  • China Highlights 11 Days  Beijing,Xian,Luoyang,Shaolin Temple,Shanghai

    China Highlights 11 Days Beijing,Xian,Luoyang,Shaolin Temple,Shanghai

    This 11 days tour makes it possible for you to ingeniously visit the most famous areas in China. In Beijing, you see Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer palace, Badaling Great Wall and Hutong areas. In Luoyang you explore the Mount Song, Shaolin Monastery, Longmen Grottoes and White Horse Temple. In Xian, you experience Xian City Wall,Terra-Cotta Warriors, Great Wild Goose Pagoda, and Shaanxi History Museum. In modern Shanghai you discover Jade Buddha Temple,Yu Garden,Chenghuang temple, Bund, World Financial Center and Xintiandi. This is a private tour so please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) when booking to alert our guide so that he or she can better prepare for your private tour  

    Price : from USD 1200

  • 3 Days Discovery Tour to Luoyang and Mount Song

    3 Days Discovery Tour to Luoyang and Mount Song

    Henan is the craddle of Chinese civilization and plays an important role in China's history with over 5,000 years of history. It is home to four of the eight great ancient capitals in China - Anyang, Luoyang, Kaifeng and Zhengzhou with numerous historical and cultural heritage sites. Be part of the world famous Chariot and Horse pits, the oldest shrine ( White Horse Temple) and one of the greatest collection of Buddhist carvings - the Longmen Caves in China.

    Price : from USD 289

  • 5 Days highlights of Xian-Luoyang-Shaolin Monastery

    5 Days highlights of Xian-Luoyang-Shaolin Monastery

    Once the terminus of the Silk Road and a melting pot of cultures, religion and home to emperors,monks, merchants and warriors, the glory days of Xian are unending. Visit the most famous attractions of Xian as well as Luoyang over this 5 days trip on a private tour with a professional guide and immerse yourself in the best-preserved "City Wall" that still remains intact, the UNESCO world heritage "Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum" and the leader in the Buddhist world "Great Wild Goose Pagoda", among other must see attractions before discovering the rich cultural heritage of Luoyang.

    Price : from USD 580

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