Dragon and Tiger Mountain (Lung-hu shan), Jiangxi Province

Dragon – Tiger Mountain and Tao Temples 

The past couple weeks have been busy with work in the ceramics studio and settling into a daily routine.  The West Virginia University group took a day trip to Dragon-Tiger Mountain (Lung-hu shan) in Jiangxi Province with Laura Hu, Pottery Workshop Education Center Director, as our very capable guide.  The region is known as a cradle of Taoism – a religion with its origin in China.  Taoism has a pantheon of deities with the Jade Emperor reigning supreme. Numerous temples are situated in a landscape of Danxia geologic formations consisting of many spires of eroded red rock. We visited several temples,  rafted the Lu Xi River, and hiked the cliff-side catwalk which provided breathtaking views.

Dragon Tiger museum
Dragon and Tiger Mountain Museum and Visitor Center

 

Shangqing Palace_Lingxing gate
Shangqing Palace with Ting Dynasty Lingxing Gate

 

Jade Emperor temple
Jade Emperor Temple

 

Prayer tree
Tree festooned with prayer ribbons

 

 

 

 

Rafting
Rafting the Lu Xi River

 

 

 

Catwalk
Catwalk

 

 

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “Dragon and Tiger Mountain (Lung-hu shan), Jiangxi Province

  1. The catwalk is my favorite image. So much red at the Jade Emperor Temple; it must have a special meaning in Chinese culture.

  2. Hey Bud Looks like you’re having a fantastic time. The pic of the cat walk is awesome. It seems like you’re working hard ( you always do) and learning a lot of interesting things. Be safe

  3. Glen, I appreciated the info on the Taoist Deities. The landscape looks lovely. One can see how the spirit of the Tao could have begun there! I expect your time there is very rich with their culture and food! Very Best!

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