Chinese Mythology

The Folk Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom

PENGLAI SHAN

Daoist legendary place

Also known as PENG-LAI-SHAN, P'ENG-LAI-SHAN, Mount Penglai

There are 108 Daoist Paradises

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.

Penglai Shan Facts and Figures

Name: Penglai Shan
Pronunciation: Pung Luy Sharn
Alternative names: PENG-LAI-SHAN, P'ENG-LAI-SHAN, Mount Penglai

Gender: Sorry, we don't know
Type: legendary place
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 602

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Article last revised on April 22, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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