According to legend, during the reign of Emperor Zhizheng in the Yuan Dynasty (around AD 1277), an eminent monk called Ming Beng, also known as Monk Zhong Feng came to the Xiaokun Mountain and advocated Buddhism in the Sizhou Pagoda Complex. More than 500 people listened to his preaching.
On the slope of the East Sheshan Mountain, there is a winding stone path, nearly 300m long and only more than 1m wide. The path looks like a lying dragon crossing a ridge down from the west to the east.
According to legend, three old gardeners planted orchids on Sheshan Mountain. Whenever, orchids bloomed in spring, people in the towns would come to Sheshan Mountain to appreciate the flowers.
In the late Tang Dynasty (AD 618~907), Southern zenist and eminent monk Chuang Zi loved the natural landscape.
According to legend, a monk roamed around the world and arrived at the nine peaks in the Taipingxingguo Period of the Northern Song Dynasty (AD 960~1127).
Lu Yun (AD 262~303) was gentle, quiet, intelligent and fond of learning. He could read the Analects of Confucius and the Book of Songs at five years old and could write compositions at six years old.
In the past, on the second day of each second lunar month, people would hold a festival to offer sacrifice to the dragon in Hengshan Mountain.
In Hengshan Mountain, there was Baiyun Nunnery, enshrining Goddess Doumu and Wanglaoye. In each lunar March, a three-day temple fair would be held. People living in the townships nearby would attend the fair.