Located in Qinglong County, Qinhuangdao, a port city on the coast of China in northeastern Hebei province, Mount Zu is well known for its sheer cliffs and precipitous rock formed under long-term weathering and water erosion.
Mount Zu enjoys the title of “Northern Huangshan” (one of China’s ten best-known scenic spots) because of its scenery, sunsets, peculiarly-shaped peaks.
The clear spring water brings life to Mount Zu, as well as a peaceful mind to its visitors.
Among the many peaks, Xiangshan is the most famous group of peaks with more than 20 summits rising over 1,000 meters (3280 feet).
Because of its high altitude and high rainfall, Mount Zu is often shrouded in mist and rolling clouds.
Getting on the summit overlooking the other mountains that seem much smaller is awesome!
The total area of Mount Zu is 118 square kilometers, the highest peak is Tiannv Peak rising 1,428 meters above sea level.
Wanghai Monastery was built half way up the mountain overlooking the Bohai Sea.