¡°Picture of Nanshan in Misty Rain" is the appraisal on Nanshan by Mr. Mi Fei, famous painting and calligraphy master in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). Nanshan Tourist Area in Zhenjiang is really an interesting place. It is a National AAAA Tourist Area, National Forest Park, famous provincial level tourist area featured with graceful natural landscapes and abundant human landscapes, 2 kilometers to the city center,, total area 15.58 square kilometers, including Wenyuan ¡ª¡ª¡ª¡ª Bamboo Forest, Zhaoyin Temple, Huanghe Mountain, Moji Mountain, Lianhua Cave and other spots, featured with deep, primitive, simple but elegant, bright and clear and beautiful, called as "Nanshan in Misty Rain", "town forest".
The scholars and the artists in all ages lived and visited here, left over rare
historic sites and books. Emperor Liu Yu in Song Dynasty once stayed here for
farming, herbs gathering, firewood cutting, digging spring and hunting; Xiao
Tong,the Prince Zhao Ming in Liang Dynasty lived here for reading, and invited
the talents to compile in Zenghua Building "Anthology", the first poem general
collection in Chinese literature history; " Wen Xin Diao Long" was composed by
Liu Xie in Southern Dynasties. Mi Fei, Mi Youren father and son, the painting
and calligraphy masters in Northern Song Dynasty lived here for 40 years,
created "Mi Shi Yun Shan" paint style; Dai Ji, the famous statuary and musician
in Liu Emperor and Song Emperor of Southern Dynasty, excused himself from the
Emperor's rescript, and lived in solitude for drinking, climbing mountain and
playing musical instrument. He composed the melodies of "Guang Ling", "You
Xian", ¡°Zhi Xi" and other ancient songs; Zhou Dunyi once studied and dug Mao Shu
Lian Well and composed "Lotus Appraisal"; Su Dongpo, Wang Anshi, Zeng Gong, Luo
Binwang and other masters composed many famous songs and books here.
Natural ecology of Nanshan, chain of mountains, trees and tall bamboo, high
mountain and clean water, spring and rivers, boundless virgin forests, thousands
of orchards, and tea gardens, 360 kinds of trees and flowers, 80 kinds of birds
and beasts, all of them ranked the first in Shanghai-Nanjing area. There are
many historic sites in Nanshan, such as: Zenghua Building, Reading Platform,
Jizu Temple, Hearing Bird Song Garden, Hupao Spring, Lupao Spring, Lingong
Spring, Yijiang Pavilion, Yurui Pavilion, Rusi Pvilion, Everlasting Pavilion,
Niaowai Pavilion, Wenxin Building, Xuelin House, Shiku Tanyou and other historic
sites. Tourists can drink tea, taste spring water, enjoy flowers, pick fruits,
explore caves, hear bird songs. It is a excellent place for studying, tour,
entertainment, holiday and body building.
Students visit Nanshan for enjoying landscape, climbing mountain; Young people
visit Nanshan for recreation and body building; Old people visit Nanshan for
happiness, good health and longevity.