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PENGLAI-SHAN
Also known as PENG-LAI-SHAN, P'ENG-LAI-SHAN

There are 108 [DAO]ist Paradises. This is the one favored by the [EIGHT-IMMORTALS].

A mountainous island located in the middle of nowhere as the crow flies, PENGLAI-SHAN can only be reached by air. Being a paradise, there are no airport facilities, which is just as well as it's a place of outstanding unnatural beauty.

Trillions of scented flowers grow amongst trees made of coral-bearing pearls. Everything shimmers and all the animals and birds are white. The Dew of Eternal Life flows in all the many streams and fountains, ensuring ongoing immortality — but only for those who are already immortal.

The island appears to be surrounded by water, but this is actually a protective wheeze. It's really an element so insubstantial that nothing can float on it. That sinking feeling means just that. Unless, of course, you happen to be an Immortal.

But don't be discouraged. It is possible to fly there if you can find the DAO Flightpath and make an early booking through the EIGHT-IMMORTALS Agency.

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Article last updated on 15 April 2004
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT PENGLAI-SHAN : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : PENGLAI-SHAN
Location : China
Gender : Sorry, we don't know
Type : Legendary Place
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Pung Luy Sharn
Alternative names : PENG-LAI-SHAN, P'ENG-LAI-SHAN
Popularity index : 312

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