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Peng-lai

by Micha F. Lindemans
In Taoism, the island in the East China Sea believed to be inhabited by immortals (Xian). The island epitomizes bliss, because this is where the legendary mushrooms of immortality grow. Many expeditions were sent in search of the island but none was successful. The ships either capsized or was driven off in another direction, or the island itself sank into the sea before the very eyes of the crew.

The name of Peng-lai in traditional Chinese format.
The name of Peng-lai in traditional Chinese format.


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  • Also known as:
    P'eng-lai

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