Mulan Mountain in Wuhan – Green and Serene Home of Shrines

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Mulan Mountain is in the Wuhan District in China and is a designated National Level Geo Park. Located 50 miles from the main Wuhan District Mulan Mountains stands 528.1 above sea level and covers an area of 78 square kilometers. It is home to many religious shrines.

For visitors thronging to Wuhan to sample its attractions a suitable accommodation option would be Serviced Apartments. Wuhan has a choice of these and Somerset Wusheng Wuhan with its ideal location in Zhongshan Avenue, Qiaoku District offers convenient and elegant accommodation.

Mulan Mountain is named after a legendary woman warrior Hua Mulan who went forth to war disguised as a man in place of her Father. Mulan battled for 12 years. A poem, the ‘Battle of Mulan’ written around 500-6000 AD immortalized her story and today Mulan is a favourite character in the East and West. Disney has a movie on Mulan, Reputed from ancient times to be a ‘Lofty and Green Mountain’ Mulan Mountain has been a religious shrine for hundreds of years. Here, Buddhism and Taoism coexist and palaces, temples and halls are spread over 30,000 square meters. The temples are constructed with stone.

The Mulan Mountain Geo Park is sectioned into 04 as the Ancient Village Scenic Area, the Stone Scenic Area, the Flower Garden Scenic Area and Mountain Village Scenic Area. The First Heaven Gate, Southern Heaven Gate, Mulan Memorial Archway, Jade Emperor Cave and Lion Nose Cave are attractions in the Ancient Village Scenic Area. Stones in various shapes and figuring in folklore dot the landscape in the Stone Scenic Area. The Golden Toad Stone, Chessboard Stone and the Great Buddha Stone and caves like the White Cloud Cave make the 1069 step climb worthwhile.

The Flower Garden Area attractions are the Crystal Palace, Brave Man Slope and the Three Eye Well while the Mountain Scenic Areas boasts of the Dropping Water Cliff, the Tortuous Dragon Bamboo and the Sleeping Tiger Stone.

Mulan Mountain has a pleasant climate and the average temperature is 16 degrees.

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+

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