Jade Peak Monastery (Yu Feng Si)

This small lamasery is on a hillside about 5km past Baisha. The last 3km of the track require a steep climb. The monastery sits at the foot of Yulong Snow Mountain and was established in 1756. The monastery's main attraction nowadays is the Camellia Treee of 10000 Blossoms. Ten thousand might be something of an exaggeration, but locals claim that the tree produces at least 4000 blossoms between February and April. A monk on the grounds risked his life to keep the tree secretly watered during the Cultural Revolution.


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