Mount Jiuhua

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Covering an area of about 60 square miles, Mount Jiuhua ( is located in Qingyang County. It is one of the four great Buddhist mountains in China (the other three are Mount E'mei in Sichuan, Mount Wutai in Shanxi, and Mount Putuo in Zhejiang.

Starting in the Tang Dynasty, temples began to be built in the mountain. In its prime, Mount Jiuhua boasted over 300 temples and 5,000 Buddhist monks and nuns in residence. Now, over 50 are well-preserved.

Mount Jiuhua, Anhui