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Beijing·Pinggu 2020 World Leisure Congress
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Yaji Mountain Scenic Area
Source:Date:Jul 12,2018

The Yaji Mountain Scenic Area in Liujiadian, Pinggu District, is a venerable Taoist site in northeast China. The 5-square-kilometer area is located at an altitude of 368 meters. In the scenic area there are ancient buildings with a total floor space of 8,404.18 square meters. The area is named Yaji, literally meaning a girl’s hair bun, because its twin peaks look like hair buns of girls in ancient times. It is also known as the golden peak and a blessed place near the capital city of Beijing.

The Yaji Mountain Scenic Area in Liujiadian, Pinggu District, is a venerable Taoist site in northeast China. The 5-square-kilometer area is located at an altitude of 368 meters. In the scenic area there are ancient buildings with a total floor space of 8,404.18 square meters. The area is named Yaji, literally meaning a girl’s hair bun, because its twin peaks look like hair buns of girls in ancient times. It is also known as the golden peak and a blessed place near the capital city of Beijing.

 

The Bixiayuanjun Ancestral Temple in the scenic area has a history of over 1,300 years. It was built in the early Tang Dynasty (618-907) and had been revered by imperial families since the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). A plaque at the temple has Chinese characters “Chici Huguo Tianxiangonginscribed on it. It means the emperor honors the Tianxian Palace of protecting the country.

 

Emperors of the Qing Dynasty, including Kangxi and Qianlong, visited the temple several times to attend the incense ceremony. Especially since the reign of Emperor Kangxi, Yaji Mountain had become a place for royal temples, which brought the mountain prosperity, glory and the reputation of being a blessed place near the capital.

 

The annual Yaji Mountain traditional cultural temple fair has a history of over 400 years, starting in the reign of Emperor Jiajing of the Ming Dynasty. From the early Qing Dynasty, the temple fair began to be held on April 1-18 every year of Chinese lunar calendar.

 

In 1994, Yaji Mountain was included in the Chinese Dictionary of Terms and Names in Taoism compiled by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. In 2001 the Bixiayuanjun Ancestral Temple was listed as a municipal-level cultural relic protection site of Beijing. In 2003 the ancient architecture of the Yaji Mountain Scenic Area was included in the cultural restoration plan for the 2008 Olympic Games; in 2009 it was rated as a national AAA-level scenic area.

 

The Yaji Mountain Scenic Area is one of the 16 great sights of Pinggu. The area boasts Shentao Peak (meaning divine peach peak), also one of the 16 great sights, in addition to many other scenic spots and temples such as the stele zone, pavilion of the imperial tablet, the imperial seat stone and the Bixiayuanjun Ancestral Temple.

 

Contact: Li Haiyan

Address: 39 Beijishan Street, Beijishan Village, Liujiadian Town, Pinggu District, Beijing

Tel: 010-61972535, 61974009


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