Songshan Shaolin scenery site is world famous tourist attraction and in the first group of 5A national scenery sites. It has unique natural sceneries and rich cultural landscape. Major cultural scenery sites, focusing in an area of 2.18 m2 include Shaolin temple, world’s first temple and origin of Zen and Shaolin Kongfu, China’s most intact and largest existing group of pagodas, China’s earliest stone temple Shaoshique, Kongfu gallery, Bodhidharma Cave, Zhuzuan, Erzuan, Shifang Zen temple, and Ganlutai observation. Natural sceneries are mostly located in Sanhuangzhai village of Shaoshishan Mt., which has experienced the three greatest mountain making movements of Songyang, Zhongyuan and Shaolin Mountains with best representative site at Songshan world geological park. Other representative sites include Monkey Watching Sky, Yunfenghuxiao, sunset and Shaoshi in autumn.
Zhongyuanmiao temple is the largest and most intact building group of the five great mountains of Songshan.View More
Astronomical observation, built during the period from the 13th and 16th year of Yuan Dynasty and having a history of more than 730 years, is the most intact existing astronomical observation instrument of Yuan Dynasty.View More
Taishique, located on the central axis of Zhongyuanmmiao temple at 600m away on south of the middle courtyard, was originally Shengdaoque of Taishici.View More
Luya waterfall, located at the foot of Xuanlianfeng peak of the Taishishan Mt. of Songshan which is approximately 6 km northeast of Dengfeng downtown, is rare natural landscape in Dengfeng and one of the 8 scenery sites of Songshan. The waterfall was named after eminent minister Lu Hongyi who had lived in seclusion in the stone cave under a precipice of Xuanlianfeng peak f Songshan.View More