Jinyun Mountain 缙云山, Chongqing

Jinyun Mountain is one of China’s national nature and is located along the bank of Wenling Gorge, Jialing River. The Jinyun Mountain scenic area covers several scenic spots and is known as mini Mount Emei. The forest covers an area of more than 1,300 hectares.

There are 9 peaks in the scenic area of which Yujian Peak claims the highest altitude, 1,050 meters above sea level.

Jinyun Mountain is also famous as Buddhist holy land in Northern Sichuan area with a history dating back more than 1,500 years. Jinyun Temple was originally built in 423, and renamed as Xiangsi Temple, Chongsheng Temple and Chongjiao Temple afterwards. Emperors in different dynasties attached great importance to its existence.

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