Qingcheng Mountain is located just southwest of
Dujiangyan. It is also known as Green City Mountain as the peaks
and skyline of densely forested slopes are thought to resemble city
battlements. Nestled among the lofty ancient trees are 108 monasteries,
temples and pavilions with the highest peak, Laoxiaoding (Old Heaven
Top), rising 1,600 meters (5,250ft) above sea.
At the end of the Eastern Han dynasty (25-220AD),
Zhang Daolin, patriarch of Daoism, preached here, and so Qingcheng
is considered to be one of the birthplaces of Daoism in China.
Some of the Eastern Han structures and sites still
survive after.2,000 years including Jinfu Palace, Tianshi (Teacher
from Heaven) Cave, Zushi (Patriarch) Hall and Shangqing Palace together
with many cultural relics of Daoism.