Mount Hengshan, near Hengyang City in Hunan Province, has 72 lofty peaks and winds for 400 km through seven counties and cities.
The summit, Zhurong Peak, is 1,290 m. above sea level. Mount Hengshan is famous for its scenery and places of historic interest, such as the Seven Ancestors Daochang (place where Taoist rites are performed), and the Zhuling Holy Spot. Many celebrities and scholars, such as Li Bai, Du Fu and Zhao Qilin, composed poems, wrote books and gave lectures on the mountain, leaving a great many legends and stone inscriptions.
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