Kunlun Mountain lies in Qinghai
Provicne, is 1,200 kilometers long, 60 to120 kilometers wide and 5,500 meters on
the average above see level. The altitude of the highest peak reaches 6,860
meters. The mountains inside Qinghai all belong to the Kunlun Mountain Range,
which used to be respected as the origin of all mountains or the mountain of
dragon in ancient times. Many fairy tales have something to do with Kunlun
Mountain, such as Chang'e (the goddess of the moon), Xi You Ji (Pilgrim
to the West), and Bai She Zhuan (Legend of the White Snake).
The Kunlun mountain pass is 160
kilometers to the south of Golmud, and the altitude rises from 2,800 meters to
4,700 meters abruptly and the temperature and air pressure drop accordingly. You
will feel suddenly being transferred from a hot summer to a severe winter with
the snow-white Kunlun surrounding you magnificently. Kunlun is not only famous
for its grandeur but also the color jade it produces, and the jade is called
Kunlun Jade. Among the snow and the grassland, rare animals are leaping and
skipping, presenting a beautiful picture of nature.
The Kunlun Tour to Search for Taoist
Origins, which has just been opened for a few years, receives a warm welcome
among Taoism followers and they go to worship origins and cultivate themselves
one after another.