Shenxianju (神仙居 shén xiān jū)
Shenxianju Scenic Spot is a popular tourist attraction in Zhejiang province. [Photo/zjshenxianju.com]
Shenxianju, located in Xianju county, Zhejiang province, is a popular tourist attraction which was given a 5A rating, China's top classification for scenic spots, in 2015.
The name hails from a decree by the emperor Zhenzong of the Song Dynasty (960-1279), who renamed it after reading ancient China's luminary poet Li Bai's prose. The prose describes the area as a domicile of deities.
Well known for its mountain sights such as cliffs and waterfalls, Shenxianju Scenic Area has many waterfalls and deep pools.
Scenic spot level: AAAAA
Ideal sightseeing season: June to August
Opening hours: 08:00 - 16:00
Ticket price: 125 yuan ($18)
Address: Baita town, Xianju county, Taizhou city, Zhejiang province
Visitors are advised to take water and food in their backpacks as they are not available in the mountains.