the back side of mount qingcheng

whereas the front side of the mountain is known for taoist temples, the back side of the mountain is known for hiking. there are 20 km of pathways up and across the backside of the mountain. scenes from tai an, the old town at the foot of the mountain: there wasn’t much sun on the day i went, but there was a lot of green. apiaries; lots of waterfalls; prayer flags there are food vendors along the paths to cater to the hikers (also selling toys to distract the kids from being dragged up the side of a mountain). one…