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Drum Mountain (Gu Shan), Fuzhou

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Mountain Religious Site
Listed as a national scenic spot, Drum Mountain (Gu Shan) features many historical sites, including a temple known as “a treasure of Buddhist sutras,” and inscriptions on cliffs left by notables of past dynasties. The long hike up the steep hill may be strenuous for some, so consider riding the cable car while enjoying scenic views of the city and its surroundings. Another 20 minutes' hike up the mountain trail and 2,000 stone steps will lead you to the temple. Over 300 inscriptions--some dating back to the 10th century--lay scattered around the complex, along with 18 distinctive rock formations, each one telling a different story associated with popular legends. The mountain also boasts caves, waterfalls, ancient rhododendron trees, and a tea plantation. Plan to see Drum Mountain (Gu Shan) and other attractions that appeal to you using our Fuzhou itinerary maker.
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  • Good views of the city from the top of the mountain. The caves where the monks lived before buidings were there are fascinating. NEasy o get to, but you will need a lot of time to look around. Take th...  more »
  • I was pretty clueless what to expect before heading up to Drum mountain. We took a cab there, went straight for the cable car (roundtrip 70rmb/pax) and my mum pretty much enjoyed it. It was drizzling ...  more »
  • at first i was a bit sceptical about going with the cable car (in terms of safety) but I am very happy we did, as the climb is actually a long and steep one to the top. Once we arrived we walked aroun...  more »