Jiulong Square at Jilin Beishan Park Scenic Area [Photo/IC]
Jilin Beishan Park Scenic Area is located in Jilin city's urban area and known as the "scared ground for nine dragons". The scenic area, with a history of over 300 years, was originally called Jiulong Mountain (Nine Dragon Mountain) and said to be "the emerging place for dragons". Emperor Kangxi and Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) even paid a visit and climbed the mountain for sight-seeing. The legend of "nine dragon culture" adds more mysteries to the "auspicious place".
Jilin Beishan Park Scenic Area attracts numerous tourists. [Photo/IC]
There are groups of temples in the scenic area and the area is famous for its folk temple fairs. It is said that "Qianshan Temple tops Northeast China, and Beishan Temple fair is better than Qianshan". The Beishan scenic area blends traditional Chinese culture including Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and folk culture, integrates human landscapes including temples, pavilions, buildings, kiosks, and stages, and is a well-known temple and garden scenic area in Northeast China.
It takes about one hour to drive from the scenic area to the airport; the distance between the scenic area and the Railway Station and Coach Station is about four kilometers each, and it takes about 15 minutes to drive to the scenic area.
Flowers in full bloom at Jilin Beishan Park Scenic Area [Photo/IC]
Address: northwest of Jilin city (about 80 kilometers away from the airport), Jilin province
Ticket Price: Free for Jade Emperor (the Supreme Deity of Taoism) Pavilion, Yaowang Temple (Medline King Temple), Kanli Palace (a Taoism palace), and Guangdi Temple (Lord Guan Temple)
Opening hours: Full day
Tourist Bus and Bus: Take Route 1 and 101 buses at the railway station and passenger coach station and get off at Shuimendong station, take the Route 7 and 107 buses to Beishan station, or take Route 8 bus to Desheng gate; take Route 42, 59, 45, and 46 buses at other stations in the urban area to reach the scenic area
By car: It takes about one hour and 20 minutes to drive from the Changchun speedway via Jiutai city to reach Jilin city; exit the speedway, go by Yuenan Road, drive southward to Desheng Road Overpass, turn right at the interchange between Desheng Road and Fusui Street and head 300 meters to the scenic area