Cangshan Mountain Travel Guide
The Cangshan Mountain, also known as Dian Cang Mountain or Holy Golden Eagle Mountain. It is a chain of the Yunlin Mountain of the Hengduan Mountains. Starting at Eryuan in the north and ending at Xiaguan in the south, it measures 42 km in length and 25 km in width. Cangshan Mountain, two kilometers west of Dali, is the backdrop of Dali City.
There are 19 major summits on the Cangshan Mountain, most of which have an altitude of over 3,500 meters. The stretching summits are like a sleeping dragon lying from north to south. One of the main summits, the Malong Peak, has an altitude of 4,122 meters, thus it is covered with snow all the year round. It is said that the snow will not melt even in the hottest days of summer. And the Snow, one of the renowned 4 wonders (the Wind, the Flower, the Snow and the Moon) of the Dali City, refers to the amazingly beautiful snow scene on the Cangshan Mountain.
Together with Erhai Lake, the imposing mountain range makes Dali a truly vacation getaway. The stunningly beautiful mountain boasts its high peaks, uncertain clouds, saturating streams and capping snow.
The most magnificent scenic wonders are the Husband-Yearning Cloud and the Jade-like Belt of Clouds. With an average height of 4000 meters, the weather in the Cangshan Mountain is varied and unpredictable. It is snow-white on the top, and the flowers bloom in profusion at the foot.
There many places of interests with rich Bai (a characteristic minority group) culture heritage at the foot of the Cangshan Mountain. There are the well-known Three Towers of Chongsheng Temple, the Buddhist Picture Tower, the Inaction Temple, the Taoxi Zhonghe Temple, the Nine Dragon Virgin Pool, the three pools of Clear Green Temple and the Enlightenment Temple.