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Thousand Buddha Hill is called No. 1 Hill of Jinan, known for its giant Buddha statues…

Thousand Buddha Hill is called No. 1 Hill of Jinan, known for its giant Buddha statues. The hill is located at the southeast of Jinan with a height of 281 meters. According to legend, Yu Shun (one of the sagacious kings in the late primitive society of China) once tilled at its foot, so it is called Shun Tilling Mountain too. From 581 to 600 AC, Buddhism was in trend and thousands of stone Buddhist sculptures were engraved on the mountain. From then on, it took the name of Qianfo Mountain (Thousand Buddha Mountain). The main scenic spots include pagoda-tree of the Tang Dynasty, Xingguo Temple, Nine Spots Terrace, Wenchang Temple, Shun Temple and Stone Buddhist Head. It was during the reign of the Emperor Kaihuang (581-600AD) of the Sui Dynasty (581-618AD) that Buddhism flourished in Shandong Province...

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