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Golden Flower Mountain (金华山) Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Culture

Located just outside of Ping Le Ancient Town in Sichuan province is a quiet, peaceful, spiritual mountain. With elements of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism, this scenic spot makes for a great morning hike. Unlike many tourism spots in China, which are overrun by people and vendors, this place doesn’t even have a ticket office and mostly attracts people who come simply to light candles or burn incense and say a prayer or make a wish. It’s one of those places that reminds me why I love living in China.

乡村 – xiāng cūn



– fó




hěn duō rén lái zhè lǐ shāo xiāng, diǎn rán là zhú

Many people come here to burn incense and light candles.


金华山 – Jīn huā shān

Golden Flower Mountain


竹海 – zhú hǎi

bamboo sea


石刻造像 – shí kè zào xiàng

stone statues



wǒ men zài zhè lǐ xiū xi yí xià

We had a short rest here.


金华山是三教: 儒、释、道

jīn huā shān shì sān jiào: rú, shì, dào

Mt. Jinhua is three religions: Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism.



zhè ge xiǎo hái’ér bú yào hē zhè bēi shuǐ

This kid doesn’t want to drink this cup of water.


大佛 – dà fó

Big Buddha


好运 – hǎo yùn

good luck

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Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.

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