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Qingyuan Shan

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Qingyuan Shan is one of the popular tourist attractions in China and is admired for its natural beauty. It is a national park that lies at about 3 kilometers to the north direction of Quanzhou Province. The park has been attracting visitors for over 1,000 years and is a very scenic area with woods, streams, small hills, stone crags and caves.
One of the striking features of Qingyuan Shan park is the giant stone statue of a round old man who is assumed to be the revered philosopher Laozi. This sculpture is thought to be the largest Daoist stone carving in existence. Carved out of a single piece of rock, the statue is 5 meters high, and has a diameter of 7 meters. Longevity is said to be granted to those who climb up and rub noses with Laozi statue.
Qingyuan Shan is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in China and is worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of China.

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