Jurong East is a planning area and residential town located in the West Region of Singapore. It borders Jurong West and Boon Lay to the west, Clementi to the east, Tengah and Bukit Batok to the north and Selat Jurong to the south.
4 based on 31 reviews
We heard about these Mountains from a Feng Shui consultant who says that these Mountains have good Feng Shui. Since we were in Nanjing, we decided to make the trip to visit these Mountains. We took as taxi from Nanjing to Maoshan - 1.5 hours drive.
These Mountains have a 2500 year history and is considered as the Mountains where Taoism flourished in the old days. There an element of the black arts here in the past.
Today there are temple complexes for visiting and prayers. From the main entrance, you can buy tickets for the visit and also book a guide - highly recommended although I don't think they have any English speaking guides. There will be shuffle vans taking visitors to various parts of the mountain notably the more famous ones being the Lao Tze Holden statue and the highest peak with a temple meant for prayers. It is said that the Mountains represent a dragon with the highest peak where there is a temple for prayers and the dragon body ends where the Lao Tze statue is located.
Not many foreign tourists visit this place. It is only somewhat interesting for someone who values Taoism and understands the history of it or wants to do a pilgrimage to the holy mountain of Taoism.
Through the assistance of the guide, we bought some temple papers for burning and hope our wishes do come true !
4 based on 11 reviews
We visited this ancient architecture and ancient place brought by friends who live in Nanjing; otherwise would have missed these beautiful narrow street, and a feast of local cuisine with soft shell crabs everywhere. The visiting population is almost all Chinese, and others who visit it accompanied by locals. If you like ond city, old streets with archeological meaning, plan a visit. It's worthwhile. Thanks to my Ford friends.
4.5 based on 4 reviews
We visited the statue which is located within the Maoshan mountain area. Shuttle vans bring visitors from the main entrance to this location and there is good photo opportunity of the statue and a slight claim up.
Lao Tze is the philosopher who wrote the book on Tao and these Mountains which are the holy Mountains of Taoism have a 2500 history.
There are temples for prayers and making wishes around the area, most famous of which is the temple at the top of the mountain called Juxiao Wanfu Gong temple. Nice views at this temple including an aerial view of the Mountains and of the Lao Tzu statue from afar.
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4.5 based on 1 reviews
This is a beautiful mausoleum and an apt homage to Sun Yatsen, with a combination of Western and Chinese architecture. Make sure to look up when you're inside the mausoleum - the ceiling is stunning. Sun's words are written on the walls, too. There are 392 steps representing the 392 million Chinese alive when Sun passed away. Sun is considered the father of modern China both by Taiwan and the PRC and is respected by all Chinese. Don't expect much historical information here, as it is a mausoleum and not a museum. Be prepared to walk multiple miles.
4.5 based on 277 reviews
Coming down from this mountain was one of the hardest things we ever did. Let me explain.
We decided to trek around, because the reviews warned us to be prepared for lots of walking. Nothing could prepare us for what we experienced. We wanted to take the cable car up to the Mountain Hill. Even though the bulding where they sell tickets was open, the staff workers were there, the cable cars were not moving. The staff didn't speak any English and couldn't explain to us why that is so. Not being able to take the cable car didn't stop us. We decided to walk. Be prepared for the most slippery road ever, which makes walking uphill very tricky. There are no signs and you have no idea how long do you have to go till. Finally, after 2 hours of walking uphill we reached the Planteriaum, which looked abandoned and we didn't go inside and saw it. We walked on, still trying to reach the top thath the cable car (if working) would reach in 15 minutes. After another hour we gave up, because the top of the hill was still 3 hourse away we later realized - we are not slow walkers! Then we decided to come down the mountain - it's as hard as to get up the mountain. Again, there are no signs. We took the path that was supposed to take us down, only to find a locked iron gate with a stone gate going all around it and could not pass. The only way was to go back up again and find another way down. After much trial and error we successfully cane down the mountain. We did not see the national park, but could care less. Nanjing has a lottttttttt to offer, Purple Mountain however to me is not it!
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