Towards Xiamen’s east suburbs is were tourists will find the Ten Thousand Rock mountain, which the region is famous for. Situated in the region of the Lion Mountain as it is called by the locals, Ten Thousand Rock when viewed from different angles takes on forms of beasts, intriguing many for centuries.
In Xiamen, the Ten Thousand Rock mountain is considered as one of the areas with picturesque bits of landscape. The mountain is also the site of a cluster of other mountains such as the Semi Ridge Mountain, the Taiping Mountain and the Tiger mountain to name a few.
The rocks which are considered as part of this huge mountain are also positioned differently, some stand erect on slopes while others lie flat against rocky inclines adding to the mystery of this structure. If one were to stare long enough a stone resembling the form of an old man would almost appear to have shifted shapes when walking all the way around it.
Amidst this rocky labyrinth known as the Ten Thousand Rock visitors will also notice intricately carved out caves that dot the hill side and the beautiful waterfalls that cascade alongside these structures.
In addition to this the mountain is where sightseers will find many more little landscape figures such as the ‘Laughing Rock of Peace’, the ‘Morning Bell in Heaven’, and the ‘After Glow in the Balcony’ to name just a few.
What started in 1982, over 400 odd carvings were completed by a group of famed calligraphers in the region. Situated on this mountain one could also find 11 temples and it is said that the Women’s Department of the South Fujian Institute of Buddhism is set amidst the Purple Bamboo Forest Temple on this mountain.
A visit to the Ten Thousand Rock mountain will take a whole day, but one need not be pressed for time if accommodation at a hotel in Xiamen itself is arranged for. A Xiamen hotel to suite any type of traveler could be found with ease, however, Millennium Harbourview Hotel Xiamen remains a popular choice.