Jizu Mountain is located in a cave-making area about 20 kilometers west of Binchuan County, Yunnan Province, 90 kilometers away from Dali City. It is named for its three peaks in the front and a ridge in the back, which resembles chicken feet. Jizu Mountain has great momentum, a hundred miles around, the highest peak is Tianzhu Peak, 3240 meters above sea level, climbing its mountain, can see sunrise in the east, floating clouds in the south, Cangshan in the west, Erhai Lake in the north, Yulong Snow Mountain in the north, known as the "four absolute peaks".
Chicken foot hill. It is named for its three peaks in the front and a ridge in the back, which resembles chicken feet.
Jizu Mountain has great momentum, a hundred miles around, climbing its mountain, can see the sunrise in the east, the clouds in the south, Cangshan in the west, Erhai in the north, Yulong Snow Mountain in the north. Pine forests are dense in the mountains and bamboo bushes are growing. Xiao'an was built in Shuhan Dynasty and expanded in Tang Dynasty. It flourished in Ming and Qing Dynasty. There are more than one hundred temples, including the Xitan Temple, Shizhong Temple and Kunming Golden Palace, which were built in the Ming Dynasty. Later, most of the temples were destroyed, and only Zhusheng Temple, Jinding Temple Gate and Lengyan Pagoda of the Qing Dynasty survived. Clouds and mists in the mountains and rivers are one of the famous Buddhist mountains in China.
Domestic Buddhist circles believe that Jizu Mountain is the birthplace of Buddhist Zen. More than 2,000 years ago, the great disciple of Sakyamuni drank Kayeyi into the first gate of Dingji Foot Mountain, which established its lofty status in Buddhist circles.
In the Yuan and Ming dynasties, 71 jungles of 8 temples were formed, mainly in the Jiayedian. In its heyday, it developed to 72 monasteries in 36 temples, with thousands of resident monks and nuns. Jizu Mountain is famous for its wisdom in Tang Dynasty, mooncare in Song Dynasty, Tzu Chi in Yuan Dynasty, Zhou Li in Ming Dynasty, Cheyong in Ming Dynasty, Zen in Buddhism, taking on responsibility, making big mistakes, being the center, and Xuyun in late Qing Dynasty and early Republic of China. Jizu Mountain has accumulated infinite cultural connotations for thousands of years. The Ming Shenzong issued the Tibetan scriptures to the mountain and gave the purple clothes dome; Guangxu and Cixi sealed the "Protecting the State and Blessing the Sacred Chan Temple" and gave precious cultural relics such as driving, purple clothes and jade seals. Wu Daozi's Slender Horse, Li Xia's Eighteen Arhats Crossing the River, Xu Xiake's Jizu Shan Zhi, Quertai's Meron, Xu Beihong's Chicken Bamboo Mountain and Benma, Yang Sheng'an, Li Yuanyang, Li Zhi, Dong Qichang, Sun Yat-sen, Liang Qichao, Yuan Jiagu, Zhao Fan and Zhao Pujun all left behind a large number of poems and paintings, which are valuable cultural heritage of our country. Jizu Mountain is famous for its majesty, danger, wonder, beauty and seclusion. It is famous for "Tiankai Buddhist Kingdom" and "Lingshan Buddhist Capital". Xu Xiake praises "the view of utensils is full of modern and ancient victories" and "the real Shouhai is inside!" Xu Beihong's poem "A desolate land of vultures is no better than the Cangcang Jizu Mountain".