San Qing Shan
San Qing Shan
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Jiangxi, China
Jiangxi, China20 contributions
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July 2024 • Couples
San Qing Shan, located in Jiangxi Province, is a natural wonder that stands out even in a country celebrated for its stunning landscapes. This UNESCO World Heritage Site combines mystical mountainscapes, ancient Taoist temples, and a vibrant array of biodiversity that captivates nature enthusiasts and spiritual seekers alike.

The name San Qing Shan translates to “Three Pure Ones Mountain,” reflecting its three main peaks, which are said to represent the three main gods of Taoism. These peaks are not only a spiritual symbol but also offer some of the most dramatic and picturesque vistas in China. The mountain is shrouded in mist and clouds for much of the year, giving it an ethereal and otherworldly feel.

Visitors to San Qing Shan can explore well-maintained trails that wind through lush forests and past crystal-clear streams. The cable car ride to the mountain offers a panoramic view of the rugged terrain and dense greenery, making it a must-do for first-time visitors.
The park is also known for its unique geological features, including massive granite pillars and dramatic rock formations that jut skyward, defying gravity. The “Python Rock,” “Goddess Peak,” and the breathtaking “West Sea” are just a few of the scenic spots that make San Qing Shan a photographer’s paradise.
Aside from its natural beauty, San Qing Shan is home to a variety of rare plants and wildlife, further enhancing its status as a top ecological tourist spot. The clean air, the sound of chirping birds, and the tranquility make it a perfect place for meditation and rejuvenation.
San Qing Shan is not just a scenic area; it’s a profound cultural and spiritual experience. The ancient Taoist temples scattered across the mountain add a rich cultural layer to the visit, offering insight into China’s religious practices and philosophies.
For anyone looking to explore the natural beauty and spiritual depth of China, San Qing Shan is an unforgettable destination. Highly recommended for its stunning landscapes, serene environment, and cultural significance.
Written 8 July 2024
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Jiangxi, China
Jiangxi, China20 contributions
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May 2023 • Solo
Sanqing Mountain is located at the junction of Yushan County and Dexing City, Shangrao City, Jiangxi Province, China, 50 kilometers from Yushan County and 78 kilometers from Shangrao City. Sanqing Mountain is the prominent peak of the Huaiyu Mountain Range. It is named after Yujing, Yuxu, and Yuhua. "The three peaks are tall and straight, like Sanqing sitting on the top." Among the three peaks, Yujing Peak is the highest, with an altitude of 1816.9 meters, and it is the fifth in Jiangxi.

Sanqing Mountain has beautiful scenery and is also a famous Taoist mountain. It was listed as a national key scenic spot in 1988, a national geological park in 2005, a world natural heritage in 2008, a national AAAAA-level tourist area in 2011, and a world geological park in 2012.
Written 29 May 2023
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Monica G
Adelaide, Australia83 contributions
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Oct 2019
We hiked Sanqingshan two days after hiking Yellow Mountain. Any edge the latter may have on scenery is marginal at best and is more than offset by the relative tranquillity of Sanqingshan. It is also much easier on the body not having to ascend and descend thousands of steps. The only wish we had (throughout nature spots in China) is that Chinese men could pay a tiny bit of respect towards 'No Smoking' signs rather than ignoring them with sheer arrogance.
Written 24 November 2019
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MeanderChina
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Not too touristy, get there early if you want to walk around and see all scenic spots. Great views and well maintained paths, a number of places for snacks.
Written 8 October 2019
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Larissa P
Tokyo, Japan184 contributions
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July 2019 • Family
We entered the park though Waishuangshi Cableway. Before going all the way up to the entrance, make sure you buy your tickets at the office which is located close to Hilton Hotel and right in front of a yin yang sculpture on the floor. Cableway round trip costs 245RMB (around 35USD) for adults, 123RMB for kids, and children shorter than 120cm go for free. There are many steep steps and the weather changes fast so, go prepared! Bring rain jackets, rain boots or shoe covers, umbrellas and snacks. It is rare to see foreigners at the park and the only food options they have is Chinese. We don’t enjoy Chinese food, so we brought snacks like apples, cookies, banana chips and more. You can easily buy water and other drinks at many spots around the park. We walked A LOT and it was totally worth coming because of the breathtaking views. Stunning nature with the most beautiful mountains I have ever seen.
Written 2 July 2019
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petersjsim
Tawau, Malaysia2,186 contributions
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Mar 2019 • Friends
The climb around the scenic area of this mountain is so well maintained that ordinary visitors have no problem in ascending and descending the well organized path. The scenes are absolutely enchanting, amazing and breathtaking. Visitors to Jiangxi must not miss this.
Written 5 June 2019
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Jeanne H
singapore139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Fantastic views but required stamina to walk at least 6-7 hours where some parts are uphill and steep
Written 5 June 2019
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smallhausen1
Bratislava, Slovakia1,753 contributions
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Dec 2018 • Family
We have visited the mountain at the end of December. We participated in a tourist group originated from Shangrao.
This is a trip for few hours combining cable car and hiking.
Bus took us to the station of cable car and after some 20 minutes ride, hiking part started. It is elevation around 800 meters, all by stairs. Everything could be OK if not the weather. After reaching the top of the mountain, heavy snow started. Then it was difficult. If not having crampons and sticks, it will take much longer time.
So if you want to hike in winter, be ready for worst.
Written 5 January 2019
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,599 contributions
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Nov 2018 • Friends
It is amazing as to the very close similarity between many religions. At this Taoist sacred site the three most renowned summits, Yujing, Yushui, and Yuhua represent the Taoist Trinity. The latter represent the Three Pure Ones (aka, the Three Divine Teachers, The Three Purities). This is very alike to the Christian Trinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The 229 square kilometres San Qing Shan national geopark mountain has many spectacular, unique shaped rocks. There is a continuos stream of beautiful panoramic views from the trail through the mountains and in many locations, built onto and attached to the cliff walls. In some locations the handrails are comprised of chains, often loaded with “love locks.”
This is a great place to reflect on our beautiful world.
San Qing Shan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Written 20 December 2018
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alisonpriceLeeds
Leeds, UK183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
An amazing place - a long sweeping cable car ride up into the clouds takes you to the walkways/paths. You can do as much or as little as you like and still have a sense of majesty of the place. We went up the south cable car to approx an hour of walking up staircases/steps to the “plank” walkway (concrete pavement) which runs along side the mountain. There are alternatives (carried on a make shift Sudan chair or by horse) but I don’t see these as easy options given the gradient of the staircases. Suggest doing as much as you want - You can easily spend hours up here - but keep an eye on the maps/weather/cable car times for your day.
Written 9 November 2018
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