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4A scenic spots

Fragrant Mountain Scenic Area

Date:2016-03-31 16:25:00Edit:Bureau of Tourism of Suzhou




  Fragrant mountain Scenic Area, is located in Nansha Town of western Zhangjiagang City and is 15 kilometers away from the urban area of Zhangjiagang on the east. It covers an area of 4.37 square kilometers with an altitude of 136.6 meters. It has always been said that Fragrant Mountain boasts “18 views of Fragrant Mountain”: Angling Stage, Flower Picking Path, Plum Blossom Hall, Ink-stone Washing Pool, Stone Tiger Gate, Holy Lake, Kwun Yum Hall, Lotus Tea Room, Nirvana Tower, Pine Forest, Peach Blossom Brook, Emperor Pool, Pilin Well, Night Rain Door, Tiantai Stone, Guigong Cave, Beacon Tower as well as Army Cave, in which Peach Blossom Brook, Flower Picking Path, Beacon Tower and Pilin Well are all municipal-level cultural relics protection units, and Army Cave is a provincial-level cultural relics protection unit. Moreover, there are some artificial natural attractions, such as Wangjiang Pavilion, Tiger Mouth, Bleeding Rock and Cow’s Back, etc. Fragrant Mountain Temple has now been restored, and Peach Blossom Brook, Emperor Pool, Pilin Well and other attractions have been effectively protected. The Mountain boasts lots of valuable human resources, such as Yu the Great, Jiang Ziya, King Fuchai of Wu, Xi Shi, poet Su Tungpo of the Song Dynasty, politician Zhang Shicheng of the Yuan Dynasty, traveler Xu Xiake of the Ming Dynasty and Emperor Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty, some military and cultural relics, including Army Cave and Beacon Tower, as well as some sites of religious activities for Buddhism, Taoism and Catholicism. It dominates among mountains in southern Jiangsu Province with its long-standing history and culture, gorgeous natural scenery and unique cultural landscape. Dongshan Village Cultural Ruins, located on the slope of the east side of Fragrant Mountain with a total area of 60,000 square meters, is the oldest one in the cultural ruins of New Stone Age that have been founded in the Taihu Lake Basin and the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, dating back 800 years ago. It is also the birthplace of famous litterateur Liu Bannong, musician Liu Tianhua and educator Liu Beimao. Dongshan Village Cultural Ruins is a Jiangsu provincial-level cultural relics protection unit.

  Address: Xiangshan Street, Jingang Town, Zhangjiagang City

  Contact: 0512-58379500, 58935362

  Ticket price for foreigners: 80 yuan

  Opening hours: 8: 00-17: 00