Top things to do in Xi Shan

Buddhist Temple in Xi Shan

Taihua Temple

The courtyard of the Ming dynasty Taihua Temple houses a fine collection of flowering trees, including magnolias and camellias, and is a popular to place to relax on the way up or down the mountain.
Buddhist Temple in Xi Shan

Huating Temple

Towards the bottom of the mountain is Huating Temple, a country temple of the Nanzhao kingdom believed to have been constructed in the 11th century. It’s one of the largest in the province and its numerous halls are…
Historic Site in Xi Shan

Dragon Gate

On the upper reaches of Xi Shan, the 'Dragon Gate Scenic Area' is a collection of pavilions, temples and grottoes scattered along the mountaintop. The highlight is the eponymous Longmen Grottoes, a series of passage…
Taoist Temple in Xi Shan

Sānqīng Gé

Towards the bottom of the Longmen area, this was a country villa of a Yuan dynasty prince that was later turned into a temple dedicated to the three main Taoist deities (sānqīng refers to the highest level of Taoist…
Viewpoint in Xi Shan

Lingxu Pavilion

One of the topmost publicly accessible points of Xi Shan, this large pavilion inside the Dragon Gate scenic area offers breathtaking views of Dian Chi lake as a reward for the equally breathtaking climb.