Mt. Jiu Hua, meaning “Mountain of the Nine Lotuses,” is sacred to Buddhist pilgrims. Renowned as the most picturesque mountain in southeast China, it has ruggedly beautiful ridges, exotic-shaped stones, roaring waterfalls and clear streams. Of the temples housed on Mt. Jiu Hua, Huacheng Temple is the oldest, and Wannian Temple contains the remains of Monk Wu Xia, still well preserved after more than 350 years.