about Hongluosi

2016-09-05 12:08:48      Hit:


     All the fine words in the world are said by Buddha, and most famous mountains are lived by monks. Temples have a natural association with mountains and scenic spots. Since the founding of Buddhism by Sakyamuni, it has been a tradition for Buddhism to pay attention to the choice of sites and environment for building temples and pagodas. Since Buddhism was introduced to China, Chinese intrinsic custom was combined. When pagodas and temples are built, the choice of topography, physical feature and natural environment is highly regarded. The historic accumulation of Hongluo Hill and Hongluosi, wonderful geographic environment and climate form the pure land free from vulgarity.

    Here the microclimate is that it is warm in winter and cool in summer and the air is humid. In winter the cold northwest wind is kept off by Hongluo Mountain. The exotic flowers and rare trees which hardly survive in the north reach the ground and strike root at Hongluosi. The supernatural landscape makes the beautiful scenery which is a great attraction to visitors who tend to linger on there. There are plentiful rains in spring, summer and autumn. The humid and warm climate is good for the growth of all kinds of plants. The unique physiognomy and plentiful rains make range upon range of the luxuriant trees. In the good ecological environment, many birds and wild small animals can be seen anywhere. There are over 1700-mu ancient pines growing luxuriantly in the Pines forest which is called Arhat Valley by the local people. Among which there are more than 10,000 ancient trees over 100 years old. It is one of the most important ancient tree groups in Beijing. There are stone carvings of twelve annual animal signs, among which the green dragon is most striking. In Arhat Valley there is a five-meter-high statue of Buddha made of white marble and a forest of pagodas. Around the statue of Buddha there is a 500-Arhat Statues Garden. The 500-Arhat statues are made of stone. Visitors can stroll in the ancient pines breathing fresh air, listen to the murmuring water and sweet bird call, take a short rest or try to find the feeling that you seem to have known it. 

      Hongluo Mountain has two main peaks, with an altitude of 811.9 meters and 812.9meters separately. The southern foothill is smoother with good vegetation. The scenic spots such as cypress woods, thousand-mu red leaves woods, Avalokitesvara/Guanyin Temple, the corridor on the mountain range and view-appreciation stand adorn here. If you want to get to the top of Hongluo Mountain, you can first get to the Guan Yin Temple at the halfway of the hill by chute and then go on to climb the mountain. It is energy saving and convenient. You can get to the top of Hongluo Mountain along the path for climbing. Standing on top of Hongluo Mountain and looking around, you can have a bird’s-eye view of boundless plain, fields, villages and town in the south, continuous Jundu Mountain range in the northwest. The ten-thousand-li Great Wall wriggles on the top of the mountain like a giant dragon. When you gaze into the distance from a hilltop, you will have a panoramic view of the beauty of Yanqi Lake, Blue Dragon Gorge.