Dictionary of Geotourism

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Seventy-Two Happy Places

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2195
Happy place means the land of blessing, which implies that anyone living in such a place is blessed and can become immortal. The happy places listed in the Taoist books mainly imply fairylands controlled by immortals, and these places are second behind the big caves. The seventy-two happy places listed below come from the book ‘Map of Heaven and Earth Palaces’ by the Taoist Sima Chengzhen of the Tang Dynasty:

Serial

Name

Location

1

Defei Mountain

Jurong County, Jiangning Fu (today’s Jiangsu Province)

2

Gaizhu Mountain

Xiandu County, Quzhou (Xiandu County had not yet been established in Quzhou in the Tang Dynasty) (Zhejiang today)

3

Xianwei Mountain

15 miles from Liangcheng County near Baixicao City, Wenzhou (today’s Yueqing, Zhejiang)

4

Dongxian Yuan

Huangyan County, Taizhou (in Zhejiang today)

5

Xixian Yuan

Jiaoling in Huangyan County, Taizhou (Zhejiang)

6

Nantian Mountain

East Donghai in Nantian, Qingtian County, Zhejiang

7

Yuliu Mountain

On Penglai Island, Donghai (Shandong)

8

Qingyu...

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