Looking for an outdoor journey with breathtaking views and one-of-a-kind memorabilia? Then you should definitely consider making a day trip to Qingcheng Mount. as their hours of operation are 8am-6pm. However, many visitors wholeheartedly recommend several days (yes, its very large and worth the time) to explore Qingcheng and surrounding areas (Dujiangyan city) if you have the time. Not only is it one of the most important Taoist centers in all of China, but it is believed to be one of the places where Taoism was born.
First things first, be ready to travel a short distance as Mount Qingcheng is located 68 kilometers northwest of Chengdu (and around 16 kilometers southwest of Dujiangyan). Luckily, its convient to catch public transportation that can take you there quickly, please see the information below.
In it's vastness, it extends over 200 square kilometers! The Mt. Qingcheng can be divided into two parts - the anterior part (a.k.a. "Front Mountain") and the posterior part (a.k.a. "Back Mountain"). The anterior part is the primary part of the scenic spot that we recommend, covering an area of about 15 sq km. This portion of the Mountain possesses the most alluring natural scenery, cultural relics and historic sites (Jianfu Palace, the Shangqing Palace, and the Tianshi Cave are highly recommended by travelers).
Be prepared to do a lot of hiking and stair climbing.
Don't say we didn't warn you
We suggest going in the spring or autumn, the summers can be very hot.
Directions to get there:
Buses depart daily; in 10 minute intervals from Chengdu Railway Station Square or Ximen Bus Station to Dujiang Irrigation Project and Mt. Qingcheng.
There are also shuttle buses between Ximen Bus Station and Mt. Qingcheng.
Entrace tickets are 90 CNY per person at the main gate
Other specific scenic spots or tours may carry an extra charge.
Chinese Address: 四川省成都市都江堰N18县道附近
Tel: +86 (028) 4000 88 6787