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View from inside Taiji Cave grotto-heaven (simplified Chinese: 太极洞; traditional Chinese: 太極洞; pinyin: Tàijí Dòng; literally: "Cave of the Supreme Ultimate") is a karst cave located on Shilong Mountain (石龙山), in Guangde County, Xuancheng City, Anhui Province, People's Republic of China.

Grotto-heavens (Tang Dynasty by Sima Chengzhen 司馬承禎 (647–735, see Zuowanglun) and Du Guangting 杜光庭 (850-933).[1] The most sacred of these sites were divided into two types: The ten greater grotto-heavens and the thirty-six lesser grotto-heavens.[2]

The ten greater grotto-heavens are as follows:


  1. ^ Kohn (2000), p. 695.
  2. ^ Kohn (2000), p. 696.


  • Mt. Kohn, Livia, ed. Daoism Handbook (Leiden: Brill, 2000).

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