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Cang Mountain

Updated: 2019-04-15


The Cang Mountain Scenic Area in Yu county, Shanxi province, with more than 2,600 years of history, is the most famous mountain in Shanxi's history. In Spring and Autumn period, a loyal officer's family were killed due to a dirty dog's unjust accusation, apart from that a baby was saved and hidden in this mountain, so the mountain was named Cang, meaning hide in Chinese. In the middle of the 18th century, the story was adapted by Voltaire, a famous French thinker, into The Orphan of Zhao, which was staged in Europe, becoming a worldwide sensation. The story is not only the embodiment of the traditional virtues of the Chinese nation, but also an important part of world culture. 



In recent years, with the continuous increase of investment and the in-depth exploration of loyalty, Cang Mountain was rated as a national AAAA grade scenic spot, a national water conservancy scenic spot and one of the top ten civilized scenic spots in Shanxi province. As a scenic area integrating historical and cultural tour and natural and ecological tour, it is composed of 168 scenic spots in four major sections: Orphan Cultivation Garden, Spring and Autumn Orphan Hide, Lotus Temple and Immortal Mountain Natural Ecological Zone. 


Here you can understand history, worship saints, enjoy pines and waterfalls, and view Taihang Mountain. It is a place with magnificent palaces and pavilions, beautiful mountains and waters, and spirited animals and plants. Located in the east of Shanxi, at the western foot of Taihang Mountain, and at the triangle of Shanxi and Hebei, Cang Mountain is in close proximity to Mount Wutai, Xibaipo, and the provincial capitals Taiyuan and Shijiazhuang. With its profound cultural deposits and gorgeous sceneries, it is expected to receive more and more Chinese and foreign tourists!