“The best place to capture the view of the temple and the pavilions like this one is from Ma Zong Ridge,” says Khurram Zhang, a spokesperson of Laojun Mountain Nature Reserve.
“Sunset is the best time to photograph Jin Dian (Golden Pavillion).”
The nature reserve is a combination of Taoist culture and natural beauty. The scenic area is scattered with 16 Taoist temples. Six of them have been renovated for visitors.
Shi Li Hua Bing, meaning “10-mile painted screen,” is a newly developed tourist spot in the Laojun Mountain Nature Reserve.
Zhengzhou was ranked 10th in a Greenpeace list of worst polluted cities in China. Citizens lined up this week for a chance to fill their lungs with air from Laojun Mountain.