Niushoushan Cultural Tourism Zone - combination of nature and culture
Last Update: 15th October 2020
With an area of 29 x square kilometers, Niushoushan Cultural Tourism Zone is located in Jiangning District, Nanjing. Two peaks there look like buffalo horns, which the name of Niushoushan comes from. The main scenic spots are located on the East Peak. You can explore the zone around year.
Niushoushan Cultural Tourism Zone Fast Facts
- Chinese Name: Niushoushan Wenhua Lvyouqu (牛首山文化旅游区)
- Area: 29 x square kilometers
- Things to do there: Photography, History and Culture, Buddhism
- Who visits: Photographers, History and Culture Lovers, Buddhist Believers
- Time required: 2 – 3 x hours
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What to expect at the Niushoushan Cultural Tourism Zone
Niushoushan Cultural Tourism Zone is home to various types of plants. Sakura along the 108-steps slope is one of the highlights in spring. In summer, you’ll see big China roses there. Hairawn muhly is the most appealing plant on the mountain. The entire mountain is covered with snow in winter, creating amazing views for photographing.
Covering an area of 13.6 hectares, Foding Palace is located on the West Peak. The palace is themed on worshiping the relics of parietal bones of the Buddha. It features a large dome and a smaller dome. The small one has the base of the lotus throne with 56 bodhi gates with exquisite reliefs. Having a shape of oval, the Zen View covers an area of more than 6,000 square meters. It is built with the modern science and technology. Interior splendid decorations tell the whole life of the Buddha. The sleeping statue of the Buddha is located at the heart of the building.
The Thousand Buddha Hall is dominated by red, yellow and dark gold. The entire hall is dome-shaped. It is glorious and magnificent. The highlight there is the pagoda to hold the relics parietal bones of the Buddha. It has a similar shape to that of the Ashoka Pagoda in the Porcelain Tower of Nanjing.
Ten-thousand Buddha Corridor introduces the Chinese Buddhist culture through 16 silk paintings. You’ll also know some about the Indian Buddhist culture via 7 lacquer paintings depicting Indian Buddhist doctrines.
Foding Tower features the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907) style. It is one of the highlights in the zone. However, it is closed to the public for the moment. With the Tang Dynasty style as well, Foding Temple offers 7 halls to explore.
Niushoushan Cultural Tourism Zone is fully equipped with tourist facilities. But the restaurants there mainly offers vegetarian dishes, coffee and dessert.
Best time to visit the Niushoushan Cultural Tourism Zone
The best time to visit the zone is in the morning.
The best months to visit are from March to October.
How to get to the Niushoushan Cultural Tourism Zone
Unfortunately, there is no direct bus to the zone from Nanjing City. Therefore, the only option is to rent a vehicle.
Additional Niushoushan Cultural Tourism Zone Travel Advice
- Opening hours: 09:00 – 17:30 (March – October); 09:00 – 17:00 (November – February)
- As at 15th October 2020, the entrance pricing to the zone (the shuttle bus in the zone not included) is 98 CNY per person; children between 1.2m tall (1.2m tall included) and 1.4m tall (1.4m tall not included) are charged 49 CNY per person; children under 1.2m tall (1.2m tall not included) are free of charge; the elder between 60 years old (60 years old included) and 70 years old (70 years old not included) are charged 49 CNY per person; the elder above 70 years old (70 years old not included) are free of charge.
- The entrance ticket for the shuttle bus is 20 CNY per person; children under 1.2m tall (1.2m tall not included) are free of charge.
- For the latest pricing, please contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Please wear comfortable hiking shoes.
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