Qingxiu Mountain Scenic Area
The Qingxiu Mountain, also called the Green Mountain, is a national AAAA level scenic spot honored as the the 'green lung' of Nanning. With majestic hills and peaks, green trees and beautiful scenes, it was among the eight famous scenes in Nanning. According to the historical literature record, temples and pavilions had been built on the mountain during Song and Ming dynasties, such as Baiyun temple, Changshou temple, Gudu temple, Qingshan Mountain, Dongquan pavilion, Dongxu pavilion and Longxiang pagoda and so on, but all had been destroyed in fire or in war. Now, composed of 18 mountains and hills like the Qingshan Hill and Phoenix Hill, the Qingxiu Mountain Scenic Spot has an area of 4.07sq.km, 14667sq.m of it being water and 25000sq.m being green area, and its peak has an altitude of 289 meters. In the area, ridges and peaks are rising and falling, mountains and hills are green, spring is clear and rocks are wonderful, it is famous for mountains not high but beautiful, waters not deep but clear.
As a key spot for development and exploration in Nanning, Qingxiu Mountain has been under construction. Besides some old relics like the Dong Spring, Carving on the Jieqing cliff and Shixiang Shrine still keep preserving and repairing, new spots like the Tropical Rain Forest Park, the Palm Park and the Thai Park are built. The last one is designed by architects from Thailand, as a spot built in the project of cultural communication between Nanning city and Khon Kaen city in Thailand. Since the garden is of Thailand style, visitors can experience for themselves the exotic favor here. Also, the newly built gate is unique and magnificient, which attributes a lot to the scenic spot.
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I updated this article on December 13, 2012
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