Xikou Xuedou Mountains Scenic Area was referred to as "Penglai
(a famous tourist attraction in Shandong
Province) at Sea" even in Han Dynasty. The scenic area,
35 kilometers away from Ningbo, consists of Xikou (Brook Mouth)
Town, Xuedou (Snow Hole) Mountains and Tingxia (Below the
Pavilion) Lake. The overall sightseeing area is 85 square
meters with more than 60 scenic spots.
area has the Former Residences of Chiang Kai-shek as the leading
sight.It stresses the sights of cultural sites and attractions
which are surrounded either by clear water or green bamboo.
The picturesque landscape of the pines on the ridges reflected
on water arouses one's poetic emotions. The main scenic spots
are: Fenggao House, Small Western House, Yutai Salt Shop,
Wenchang Pavilion and Wuling Gate.
Mountains has been called "The First Mountain in Siming
Mountains". It is said that Emperor Ren Zong in Song
Dynasty once dreamed of visiting the mountain. So it is alsonamed
"Dreamed Mountain". In South Song Dynasty, the Xuedou
Temple of Maitreya's bodhimandala was one of the ten ancient
temples of Chan Buddhism in China. In 1984, Mr Zhao Puchu,
Director of China Buddhism Association, named it one of the
five Buddhist Mountains in China. The main sights of the Xuedou
Area are Xufu Rock, Sanyin Pond, Miaogao Terrace, Qianzhang
(thousand-yard) Rock and Waterfall, Pavilion of Imperial Inscription,
and Site of China Travel Service.
Lake area has beautiful natural landscape of lake and mountains
with the lake surface occupying 5.9 square meters, where they
are rich in fish and fruits. The sights are Jingui Xishui
(Gold Tortoise Playing with Water) and Xiaosanxia (Small Three
Mountains Scenic Area is a major tourist attraction of state-level
and has become forest Park of state-level.