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Photo: Image from page 294 of "Pictorial Chosen and Manchuria" (1919) 

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Title: Pictorial Chosen and Manchuria

Year: 1919 (1910s)

Authors: Choson Unhaeng


Publisher: Seoul : Bank of Chosen

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{- tzu (vsra r-)- 239. Lungchuanszu (ii|>ii#).one of the ()0 oldtemples in the valleysof Chienshan ( TlU.

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And for beautyspots they com-pare favoura-bly with anyother view i nthe Far East.Chienshan (=f-Uj) is situatedabout 12 milesfrom Tan£Tkang-tzu (l^- iftj ^)Station, being-about fivehours carriageride. The nameChienshan (=f-lll) meansThe ThousandHills, and thereis legend that theoriginal num-ber was 991), but as this idyllic odd number was unsatisfactory, an artificial hill was added tomake the thousand. There are 4S valleys among these hills, in which shallowstreams, whispering their secrets as of old, glide bj the bases of picturesquerocks, while antique temples, triumphs of human art, are visible here andthere down vistas of green foliage. Among these hills there are what arejxriHilarly known by the name of the Hundred Charming Views, each ofwhich has its vale and nearlj every vale its temjile. The Buddhist templesmostly belong to the time of the Sung Dynasty (yj^ifA;;), having been builtbetween lOO-i and 1107 ; whilst the Taoist temples, some 20 in number,were built by the emperors

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