Mount Qingcheng

Mount Qingcheng (Chinese: 青城山; pinyin: Qīngchéng Shān) is a mountain in Dujiangyan, Sichuan, China. It is considered one of the birthplaces of Taoism (Daoism) and one of the most important Taoist centres in China. In Taoist mythology, it was the site of the Yellow Emperor's studies with Ning Fengzi. As a centre of the Taoist religion it became host to many temples. The mountain has 36 peaks. It is home to Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mount Qingcheng was affected by the Wenchuan Earthquake in 2008.[1][2]

Mount Qingcheng
UNESCO World Heritage Site
LocationDujiangyan City, Sichuan, People's Republic of China
Part ofMount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System
CriteriaCultural: (ii)(iv)(vi)
Inscription2000 (24th Session)
Coordinates31°0′6″N 103°36′19″E
Part ofSichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains
CriteriaNatural: (x)
Inscription2006 (30th Session)
Location of Mount Qingcheng in Sichuan
Mount Qingcheng (China)


  1. Nan, Shun-xun; Foit-Albert, Beverly. China's Sacred Sites. Himalayan Institute Press. p. 160. ISBN 9780893892623.
  2. Hargett, James M. Stairway to Heaven: A Journey to the Summit of Mount Emei. SUNY Press. p. 54. ISBN 9780791482186.

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