Lion Mountain in Wuding County, Chuxiong
Lion Mountain has been well known in Yunnan Province and attracted tourists ever since the beginning of the Ming Dynasty. It is located in Wuding County, Chuxiong, which is place to visit at any time.
Chinese Name: 武定狮子山
Chinese Pinyin: Wuding Shizishan
English Name: Lion Mountain in Wuding County, Chuxiong
Attraction Type: Mountain
Seasons: Four seasons
Recommended Visiting Time: 2 hours
Opening Time: 08:00-18:00
Admission Fee: 60 RMB/Person
Location: 3 km west of Wuding County, Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province(楚雄州武定县城西郊3公里处)
Why is Lion Mountain So Special
Lion Mountain has been well known in Yunnan Province and attracted tourists ever since the beginning of the Ming Dynasty. Regarded as an ideal land for taking a closer touch to nature, it is now full of cloud-capped ancient trees——a sea of forest that shadows the sun, the towering crags, the strangely-formed rocks, beautiful flowers such as peony, attractive landscapes and sweet spring. The relics and the legends about the Emperor Hui of the Ming Dynasty who shaved his own hair to become a reclusive monk at Lion Mountain make the resort even more interesting. The ancient Zhengxu Temple shows features of Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism and the imperial palace, teeming with monument inscriptions, poems and couplets which add up to more interests.
Where is Lion Mountain
It is located at 3 km west of Wuding County, Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province.
How to Get There
After arriving at Wuding County, it is very convenient to get to Lion Mountain. Minibus is the best way to get there, which is at the price of 5 Yuan.
Best Time to Go
Wuding Lion Mountain Scenic Area is 88 kilometers away from Kunming. The main peak is 2419.8 meters above sea level, with an average annual temperature of 13.2℃. There is no cold in winter and no heat in summer. Therefore, it is suitable to visit Lion mountain all year round.