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Thousand Buddha Mountain

Thousand Buddha Mountain stands in the south of the city proper and was called Mount Lishan in the old times. According to legend, Yu Shun (one of the sagacious kings in the late primitive society of China) once tilled at its foot, so it is called Shun Tilling Mountain too. From 581 to 600 A.D., Buddhism was in trend and thousands of stone Buddhist sculptures were engraved on the mountain. From then on, it took the name of Qianfo Mountain (Thousand Buddha Mountain). Main peak of the mountain is 280m above sea level, many big stones, temples, pavilions, terraces are dotted on the mountain. The main scenic spots include pagoda-tree of the Tang Dynasty, Xingguo Temple, Nine Spots Terrace, Wenchang Temple, Shun Temple and Stone Buddhist Head.