Kongtong Mountain

Kongtong Mountain, Pingliang: Hours, Address, Kongtong Mountain Reviews: 4.5/5

Kongtong Mountain
4.5
Mountains • Nature & Wildlife Areas
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Love to Travel
Potters Bar, UK720 contributions
Pretty countryside
Jul 2019 • Friends
Unfortunately we didn't have ideal weather for Kongtong mountain the clouds were low blocking the fiew of the summit and the paths were wet, possibly the reason that the path to the heavenly bridge was closed.
That said we climbed to the top and peaked in a number of buildings along the way.
The pagoda at the top was a surprise with the geology exhibition on the ground floor and 3 or 4 floors above displaying various deities? Unfortunately nothing in English to help understand what we were looking at.
From the top we caught glimpses of the river below through the cloud.
By the time we were back down to central station the weather had cleared a little and we decided to take the cable car down. This costs 50rmb and includes the mini bus from the bottom of the cable car bar to the parking area at the bottom.
We had a nice day out, if you have more time than we did I would choose a nice clear day, but we still enjoyed it.
The are a lot of steps, don't come here unless you're steady on you feet, wear good shoes.
Written July 18, 2019
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Gingermint
Marblehead, MA378 contributions
KongTong Mountain --- Ancient Scared Mountain of Daoism
Jul 2015 • Business
The importance of Kongtong Mountain in Daoism is immense. To visit this remarkable place is to be with the local people of the Kongtong Mountain who care about the mountain and the preservation of the Daoist tradition. Its reputation is less known compared to its sister Daoism mountain of Wudangshan. But since the Yellow Emperor visited it to seek counsel from Guangchengzi how to govern the realm, it has gained its credential as an old cradle of Daoism. Check out the Three Religion Temple: Buddhism, Confucianism and Daosim in the upper reaches of the mountain. And then of course is the Fragrant Hall Temple in the Mount Summit. There are 8 peaks to explore and many many more temples in its periphery, There is a man-made lake and a cable car to the summit.

Most of all, it is important not only to visit but to stay to one of the temples to see how they live and how Daosim shapes their everyday life. I loved my 2 weeks stay there and the stay in the Purple Heaven Temple and its lovely people who we communed everyday was a priviledge. I would go back again.
Written August 2, 2015
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TravelingSAfrican
Male99 contributions
Beautiful views
KongTong is one of my favourite mountains in all of China. It's not as challenging as Huashan in Shaanxi Province, but it hosts an array of beautiful temples and structures all over the mountain. I'd highly recommend taking the cable car down as it provides beautiful views of the lake
Written October 16, 2014
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60726Nicky_11
McLean, VA129 contributions
Kongtong Mountain -- Very Pretty
Sep 2013 • Couples
Most Chinese-language reviewers adore this place and deservedly so. Though the original Daoist structures were almost certainly destroyed during the Cultural Revolution, unlike elsewhere in China -- notably Longhu Mountain in Jiangxi -- the replacement temples are at least likely similar to what was destroyed.

The mountain is high and grand, especially the side with the Daoist (not the side with the Buddhist) temples. So a lot of steep climbing will be before you. But my wife and I found it very rewarding. Try to go during the week and not on holidays to avoid the crowds. Kongtong Mountain looks like one of these Chinese medieval landscape paintings.
Written December 3, 2013
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homah9
Lanzhou, China17 contributions
Wasn't as green as expected
Apr 2012 • Couples
Was a long walk up which wasn't worth it as the view wasn't green...
Written May 9, 2012
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