This site has been developed from over 15 years of collaboration between Jinan Meihua Travel Service Co. Ltd. of China and South Mountain China Tours of US, offering Zen practice tours to practitioners from US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Germany, Croatia and more.
Our tours visit the most famous temples and monasteries of Zen tradition in China, all of them the dharma seats of the most famous Zen Masters of ancient China. Tours may stay in Zen monasteries; where tour participants may join the local monks and lay people in their activities, including morning and evening services, and sitting and walking during routine daily schedules. Exchanges with the abbots, eminent monks and lay practitioners in the monasteries help tour participants gain more knowledge and understanding of the Zen tradition in China as handed from about 1500 years ago, as well as Zen’s adaption to the present day world. Besides the most-visited buddhist sites, the tours also visit the sightseeing highlights China has to offer, such as the Great Wall, the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, Yellow Mountain, and more.
Since 2015, Jinan Meihua Travel Service Co., Ltd, a bonded and registered seller of travel in China, has been authorized to directly operate the South Mountain tours.
We offer Zen tours with fixed schedules for organizations or groups such as Zen centers. At the same time, we tailor-make tours according to their specific requests or interests. Other cultural tours can also be provided upon request. Please join us on fascinating tours that delve deeply into one of the great spiritiual traditions of East Asia.