In search of Taoism at Laojun Mountain in Luoyang (China Daily) | Lao Tribune

In search of Taoism at Laojun Mountain in Luoyang (China Daily)

Located in Luanchuan County under Luoyang city in central China’s Henan Province, Laojun Mountain is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the province. As part of an extension of the Qinling Mountain Range which divides China into North and South, Laojun Mountain is known for its cultural heritage of Taoism as it was once the retreat of Laozi, a great Chinese philosopher and the founder of Taoism. [Photo/China.org.cn]

With ropeway, visitors can easily get to the top of Laojun Mountain. Throughout the short trip, they can also overlook the fantastic view of the mountain. [Photo/China.org.cn]

On Laojun Mountain,pretty peaks,odd stones,high and evergreen trees and also dissolved pillars in kart caves form an excellent picture. [Photo/China.org.cn]

A pavilion with a painted golden roof sits atop one of the peaks of Laojun Mountain. [Photo/China.org.cn]

As a must-see in Laojun Mountain, the pavilion with a painted golden roof attracts most of the tourists. [Photo/China.org.cn]

In 2010, a huge bronze statue of Laozi (or Lao-tzu, Lao-tse 604-531 BC) was set up in Laojunshan Mountain Laozi Culture Garden. The height of the state is 38 meters. [Photo/China.org.cn]

Laojun Mountain is a national 5A tourist attraction. [China.org.cn]

Located in the main peak of 400-kilometer-long Funiu Mountains, the Laojun Mountain is the reclusion place where Lao Zi, founder of Taoism, realized the truth theory, according to legend. [Photo/China.org.cn]

A glimpse of the main constructions on the peaks of Laojun Mountain. [Photo/China.org.cn]