Seven Star Crags
Another famous attraction in Zhaoqing is the Seven Star Crags next to Dinghu Mountain. It is called “Seven Star” because the seven limestone crags are naturally arranged in the same order with the Plough constellation. Numerous prominent figures including Bao Qingtian and Ye Jianying have been attracted to visit and write poetry for it, just like Dinghu Mountain. In the Poetry Gallery of a Thousand Year, you can find the writing of a range of scholars.
The reflection of the lake glows up the Seven Star Crags – its beauty is on par with Yangshuo in Guilin. Spring sails on the Lotus Lake to the Peach Blossom Island. The peachy floral fragrance filled the air, turning the island into Shangri-La. In the Jade Screen Rock, flowers flourish everywhere while worshippers fill the place with incense. There is an ancient temple inside the “Stone Cave of the Open Sky”. The sunlight glows through the stone cave and light up the temple as if it is blessed by Heaven.
Looking far from Fairy Lake, you can see the shape of the mountain is like a lying Buddha. When the sun sets, the sun is like an elixir inside the mouth of the lying Buddha. Such an astronomical wonder! Walking inside the Seven Star Crags is like wandering in the fairyland. Let’s experience your own mediating practice here in this place of magic!