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Longquan Mountain Scenic Area

Source: hubei.gov.cn 07/28/2016 11:07:22

Longquan Mountain Scenic Area is situated at the southeastern suburb, 20 kilometers away from Wuhan. It borders on Liangzi Lake and is surrounded by water in east, south and north. The two mountain ranges stretch 9 kilometers from west to east, forming a 7.6-kilometer valley scenery zone of the scenic area.

Longquan Mountain was named Jiangxia Mountain in the Tang Dynasty and many an eremite and man of literature and writing had lived in Lingquan Valley. In the last years of the Tianbao Period of the Tang Dynasty, the Chancellor Li Xi dug a spring here which forms two wells in the east and west. Surprisingly, the two wells can forest weather. It will be sunny if the east well steams and rainy if west well steams, and therefore the mountain is named as "Lingquan Mountain" and gradually changed to Longquan Mountain. Wuchang was granted as the manor of Fan Kuai by Han Gao Emperor, and he was buried under the Tianma Peak. Ming Tai Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang picked this place as the "tomb mountain" and built 9 tombs of kings of Zhao, Zhuang, Xian, Kang, Jing, Duan, Gong and He, all of which are known as "three tortoises, nine tombs and twelve sceneries".

Since 1981, the cultural relics and historic sites in Longquan Mountain and the natural scenes in Liangzi Lake have been under designed protection and development by the Wuhan city. Some ground buildings and key scenic spots were recovered gradually. The scenic spots which are built and started operation currently include Chu heaven famous mountain memorial archway, Yuantiao Pavilion, Chu Zhao Emperor Cemetery, Turtle Table Pavilion, Popo Tree, Fan Kuai Statue and Fan Kuai Tomb.

How to go: Bus line 405.