Travelogue: Love for the nine peaks2012-06-20

When I drove up the bridge, the corners of my eyes told me there was a beautiful scene coming in the distance. When I looked at the north, dim peaks towered. I pulled over my car in order to have a clearer look.

Dong Qichang's Scenery of Sheshan Mountain2012-06-20

It is an ink-washed painting on paper, 98.4 cm high and 47.2 cm wide, created by Dong Qichang at 72 years old in the sixth year of Emperor Tianqi's reign in the Ming Dynasty (AD 1626). In the painting, East Sheshan Mountain and West Sheshan Mountain have peaks rising one higher than another.

Yaojiajuan Historical Site2012-05-23

The site is in Shanqian village, Xiaokunshan town. In 1980, the mouth of a well was found in the northeast of Yaojiajuan. Later on, many black bricks used for building the well were discovered.

Pingyuan Village Historical Site2012-05-23

The site is at the eastern foot of Xiaoji Mountian. In July 1959, an exposed primitive cultural layer was discovered on the two banks of a newly dug watercourse at Pingyuan village.

Tangcunmiao Historical Site2012-05-23

The site is in Tangcunmiao village, Xiaokunshan town and is at the junction of two major rivers of Zoumatang as well as its surrounding area.

History of Lushan Mountain2012-05-23

The mountain is opposite Zhongjia Mountain and to the northeast of Sheshan Mountain. According to the Annals of Songjiang Prefecture written during the reign of Emperor Jiaqing in the Qing Dynasty (AD 1522~1566), this mountain was named after a person surnamed, "Lu".

History of Kugong Mountain2012-05-23

To the south of Phoenix Mountain, it is the smallest hillock among the nine peaks. It is 10m high. Its circumference is only 0.5km. Its area is about 20ha.

History of Zhongjia Mountain2012-05-23

To the northeast of Tianma Mountain and facing Lushan Mountain, it is 39.2m above sea level. Its circumference is about 1km. Its area is about 6.6ha. Its former name is Shouan Mountain.

History of Beigan Mountain2012-05-23

Located on the northern border of Sheshan town and bordering on Zhaoxiang town, it is the northernmost hillock in the area of the nine peaks. Its former name is Ganshan Mountain. It is 40.4m above sea level and covers about 13.3ha of land.

History of Sheshan Mountain2012-05-23

According to Yunjian Annals written in the Southern Song Dynasty, people with the surname "She" lived here in the ancient time, so the mountain was named Sheshan Mountain. According to Wuxing Annals, the mountain got the name as there was General She's Temple in the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25~220).

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