Bǎisuì Gōng

Buddhist Temple in Jiuhua Shan

A 30-minute hike up the ridge behind Zhīyuán Temple leads you to Bǎisuì Gōng, an active temple built into the cliff in 1630 to consecrate the Buddhist monk Wu Xia, whose shrunken, embalmed body is coated in gold and sits shrivelled within an ornate glass cabinet in front of a row of pink lotus candles. A funicular also makes the journey, departing from just off Furong Lu.

There is a trail along the ridge leading from Bǎisuì Gōng to Huíxiāng Pavilion, from where you can pick up the trail to the summit; however, at the time of research a construction project was blocking the path.