The Jiuhuashan topography fluctuates greatly, and thus residential buildings are mostly located in the mountain basins. This has given birth to Jiuhuashan's “Monks and laymans” situation. In addition, the intermountain basin formed by the Jiuhuashan Ice Folding became a gathering place for Jiuhuashan residents and a center of prosperity for the Jiuhuashan Buddhist culture.
Jiuhuashan residents and monks pick tea in Minyuan Valley
Monks and layman gathered in Jiuhua Street and located within Jiuhua cirque