Songshan Mountain lies in Dengfeng City, and is about 80 kilometers east of its capital, Zhengzhou. Mount Songshan, which is also known as Zhong Yue (middle mountain), is known as one of the Five Mountains of China. The others in this group are Tai mountain in Shandong Province, Hua Mountain in Shaanxi Province, Mount Heng in Shanxi Province and Mount Heng in Hunan Province.
Songshan Mountain has fine natural scenery. Its 72 mountains, grouped around the peaks of Mount Shaoshi and Mount Taishi, extend for about 70 kilometers from east to west. Besides these mountains, there are many valleys, caves and waterfalls, each of which provides the visitor with a unique and wonderful experience. The landscape of Mount Song is so unique that it has been given the title of 'International Geological Park' by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The history of Songshan Mountain is profound and interested. Its proximity to Luoyang, the ancient capital city of nine different dynasties, made it an essential place for emperors to offer sacrifices to their ancestors and the gods and to confer the crown to their heirs. The beauty of the scenery also led to many scholars, eminent monks and famous Taoists chose this area as an important place to give lectures, explain Buddhist sutras and develop the teachings of different religions.
Opening hours: 7:30 - 17:30
Recommended visiting time: 3-4 hours
Location: No.146, Zhongyuedajie, Dengfeng City, Zhengzhou City, Henan Province
1. Take a bus from Zhengzhou Central Bus Station to the scenic area directly, and the buses depart at 7:00, 8:00, 8:50, 9:40 and 11:00.
2. Take a bus from Zhengzhou North Bus Station or General Bus Station to Dengfeng city, and then take Dengfeng Bus 2 to Songyang Academy in Songshan Mountain Scenic Area.