About Qingtian: Qingtian County is located in southeast Zhejiang Province, in the middle reaches of the Ou River. Qingtian is famous in China as a capital of stone carving and a hometown to many of the Chinese diaspora. Qingtian produces an abundance of famous Qingtian rock, which is “one of the four best types of stone for making seals” according to Chinese tradition. Qingtian has a long history. The Shimendong (“Stone Gate Cave”) Scenic Area was discovered during the Northern and Southern dynasties (420-589), and Qingtian flourished through the Song, Ming, and Qing dynasties (960-1912). The place became famous because Ming dynasty founding father Liu Ji sought schooling here in his youth. Here you will also find compelling attractions like the Qingtian Muslim Temple (青田清真禅寺) and the Qiansi Rock Culture Park.