In Hengyang Mountain there are many places of historic interest and scenic spots and is also an illustrious sacred place of religion in China.
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Also known as Nanyue 南岳, Hengshan Mountain, the most famous for its beauty in South China, is one of China’s five most distinguished mountains across the country. Its range beginning south from Huiyan Peak (Wild Goose Returning) 迴雁峰 (It is the “Number One” of the famous peaks of Mount Hengshan. Legend has it that wild geese always linger in this region on their southward migration.) in Hengyang city winds its way north to Yuele Mountain in Changshan City, stretching out 400 kilometers with 72 peaks rising from the horizon, of which five are the most well known such as Zhurong (God of fire) 祝融, Tianzhu天柱, Furong (Hibiscus) 芙蓉, Zigai紫盖 and Shilin 石廪 and with Zhurong 祝融 as its highest peak, 1,290 meters above sea level. It is 45 kilometers away from Hengyang City. In Hengyang Mountain there are many places of historic interest and scenic spots and is also an illustrious sacred place of Religion in China. There both the temples of Buddhism and Taoism have long been scattering in the deep forests in the Mountain and the two religions co-existed and flourished peacefully ever since, constituting a “miracle” in China’s renowned mountains. The steles, stone inscriptions, sculptures are dotted everywhere in the Mountain and it has got its reputation for being a mystery area of civilization since Tang (618-907) and Song (960-1279) dynasties. The Mountain has been accredited as one of the five celebrated mountains for its unique characteristic of incorporating into itself the antiquity, grace, serenity of seclusion, risk and wonder to form a marvelous spectacle for sightseeing 它集古﹑奇﹑险﹑幽﹑秀于一体。The Visitor can enjoy himself /herself with different scenery in different seasons as s/he can have a beautiful sight of hundreds of flowers blossoming in spring, a good look of immense clouds floating and winding around the Mountain valleys in summer, joyous watch of sunrise in autumn and pleasurably wandering in snow world in winter. It is indeed a very magnificent scenic spot for the tourist for sightseeing, for vocation and for summer resort. The Five Sacred Mountains 五岳 in China refer to the Eastern Mountain (Mount Tai) 东岳泰山 in Shandong Province, the Southern Mountain (Mount Hengshan) 南岳衡山 in Hunan Province, the Western Mountain (Mount Huashan) 西岳华山 in Shaaxi Province, the Northern Mountain (Mount Hengshan) 北岳恒山 in Shanxi Province, and Central Mountain (Mount Songshan) 中岳嵩山 in Henan Province.