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Libai Culture Tourism Area in Daqing Mountain
Ma’anshan city is known for not only its beautiful natural scenery but also its splendid culture. Since many famous Chinese litterateurs such as Xie Tiao, Li Bai, Liu Yuxi, Su Shi, Wang Anshi, and Li Zhiyi had eulogized the city in their works, it is reputed as the City of Mountains, Rivers, and Poems. In textbooks are collected a number of these works, including Thousand Character Classic by Zhou Xingsi, The Sight of Tianmen Mountain by Li Bai, An Eulogium on a Humble Cell by Liu Yuxi, and A Trip to Baochan Mountain by Wang Anshi. It is an ideal place for study trips, because here you can gain deep insight into the poems while enjoying the beauty of nature.
Cuiluo Mountain in Caishi Scenic Area
太白樓 Taibai Tower
Li Bai, one of the greatest Chinese poets in the Tang dynasty, was attached to Daqing Mountain in Dangtu county, Ma’anshan city. It was the destination of his trips as well as the subject of his poems, for which he had created 53 works, including the famous The Sight of Tianmen Mountain. Daqing Mountain is rich in historical sites, such as Li Bai Tomb, Qingshan Tombs of the Six Dynasties Period, Kiln Site of Glazed Tiles, Tombs Garden of the Jin Dynasty, and other sites of ancient humans’ group life.
Another celebrity related to Dangtu worth mentioning is Zhou Xingsi, the author of Thousand Character Classic, a significant primer for early childhood literacy training in ancient China.
Complemented by Dangtu’s history and culture, attractive scenery is another virtue for Dangtu to recommend itself. Shichengrenjia Scenic Area is such a place where arts and poetic culture are perfectly combined with its landscape. The bonsai works and root carvings there will definitely live up to your expectation.
Caishi Scenic Area is also an attraction not to be missed. It has profound culture with Li Bai as the main character, as well as the spectacle featuring steep cliffs surrounded by a mighty river. In this comprehensive scenic area, cultural experience, sightseeing, and recreation can be achieved at the same time.
Ma’anshan city has many scenic spots that appear in the literature works collected in the textbooks for elementary and middle schools. One of them is the Humble Cell Park in Hexian county, the former residence of Liu Yuxi, also a distinguished poet in the Tang dynasty. The eulogium he wrote in praise of the humble cell remains a popular classic until today.
Statue of Liu Yuxi in the Humble Cell Park of Hexian county
Departing from Hexian county, the next stop of your study tour should be the Baochan Mountain in Hanshan county. Wang Anshi, a renowned politician and litterateur in the Northern Song period, once passed this mountain on his way to take office in Shuzhou (today’s Qianshan city). He picked his way into the cave by torch light, and wrote A Trip to Baochan Mountain later in memory of this experience. Standing at the mountain top surrounded by green hills, with your heart full of the joy of adventures in this natural wonder, you will spontaneously recall the past and meditate on the present even forgetting to leave.
As the old saying goes, one needs to not only read 10,000 books, but also travel 10,000 miles to know the world around us. So young people, instead of just reading Ma’anshan in your textbooks, why not have a real trip on this old yet vital land?