Another name of Jizu Mountain is Nine
Strata Cliffs. It is situated in Liandong District of Binchuan
County, 20km. west of the county seat and 90km. from Dali.
With three mountain ranges in front and one branch at the
back, it looks like a cock's foot, hence its name.
The mountain ranges stretch to several hundred
kilometers and Tianzhu Peak is the highest, measuring 3,240
metres in elevation. Ascending the top of the mountain, you
can enjoy the splendid view of sunrise and have a glance at
the plain of the county, Cangshan Mountain, Erhai Lake and
the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the east, south, west and
north respectively. The mountain is covered with dense forests
and bamboo groves. During the period of Shu Kingdom of the
Three Kingdoms, small nunneries were first constructed and
later expanded in the Tang Dynasty, and the most flourishing
period followed in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. There were
more than one hundred monasteries of different sizes and the
noted ones were Xitang Temple, Shizhong Temple and Huayan
Temple constructed in the Ming Dynasty and Jinding Temple
(Golden Top) which had been moved from Kunming to the mountain.
Later, many temples fell into ruins, and now, only Zhushengsi
Temple, the gate tower of Jinding Temple and Lengyan Pagoda
are kept in the original shape. Jizushan Mountain is one of
the most famous Buddhist mountains in China.
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