恒山，人称北岳，亦名“太恒山”，又名“元岳、紫岳、大茂山”，以道教闻名。相传我国神话中的古代道教八洞神仙之一的张果 老就是在恒山隐居潜修的。Mt. Hengshan, called Beiyue, also called "too Mt. Hengshan", also known as "Yuan Yue Purple Mountain, Damao mountain", known to taoism. According to legend, one of the ancient Taoist Chinese mythology eight holes fairy Zhang Guolao is the practice of seclusion in Mt. Hengshan.
恒山山脉横跨塞外，东连太行，西跨雁门，南障三晋，北瞰云代，东西绵延五百里，莽莽苍苍，横亘塞上，巍峨耸峙，气势雄伟，是海河支流桑干河与滹沱河的分水岭。其中，倒 马关、紫荆关、平型关、雁门关、宁武关虎踞为险，是塞外高原通向冀中平原之咽喉要冲，自古乃兵家必争之地。其主峰天峰岭在浑源县城南，海拔2 016. 8米，被称为“人天北柱”、 “绝塞名山”、“天下第二山”，亦为五岳名山 之一，扬名海内外。 登上恒山，苍松翠柏、庙观楼阁、奇花异草、怪石幽洞构成了著名的恒山十八景。这十八胜景各有千秋，犹如十八幅美丽画卷一一铺展在游客面前：磁峡烟雨、云阁虹桥、云路春晓、虎口悬松、果老仙迹、断崖啼鸟、夕阳晚照、龙泉甘苦、幽室飞窟、石洞流云、茅窟烟火、金鸡报晓、玉羊游云，紫峪云花、脂图文 锦、仙府醉月、弈台弄琴、岳顶松风。再加上世界一绝的天下奇观悬空寺，整个恒山景观如诗如画，令游客如置身于世外桃源流连。Mt. Hengshan mountains across the north of the Great Wall, the East West CrossYan, Taihang, South impaired Shanxi North Kan cloud generation, something thatstretches five hundred, vast gray, along the frontier, Songzhi towering majestic, is the watershed of Haihe River tributaries and Hutuo Sanggan river. Among them,down Maguan, Zijingguan, Pingxingguan, Yanmenguan, Ningwu Guan Hu Ju forinsurance, is a plateau north of the Great Wall to the Jizhong plain of throat hubsince ancient times is the battleground. Its main peak day peak ridge in the south of Hunyuan County, elevation 2016.8 meters, known as the "North day column","absolutely Cypriot mountains", "the world is the second", is also one of the five sacred mountains, famous at home and abroad. On Mt. Hengshan, Aomatsu Akirawa, temple Pavilion, flowers, Youdong rocks constitute the famous Mt. Hengshan eighteen king. The eighteen scenic spots of eighteen different, like a beautiful picture scroll one one spreading before the tourists: magnetic gap misty rain, cloud Ge Hongqiao, Yun Lu Chunxiao, tiger's mouth hanging loose, old fruitimmortal footprint, cliff bird, sunset night, Longquan sweet and quiet room flycave, cave cloud, Mao cave fireworks, Golden Chicken crow, white sheep the cloud, cloud purple Yu flowers, fat text brocade, fairy palace drunk month, Yistation get piano, Yue Dingsong wind. Coupled with the world one of the wonders of the world Hanging Temple, the Mt. Hengshan landscape, picturesque, so that visitors such as exposure to Xanadu linger.