P'eng-lai

Chinese - A Taoist island paradise, one of the Fortunate Islands. This realm, one 108 paradises floating in the Eastern sea, was where the plant of immortality grew and the water of immortality flowed. It was the home of the Eight Immortals and could be reached only by air since the seas around it would not support a boat. In later years, the Celestial Emperor had the islands anchored by huge tortoises and guarded by YĆ¼-chiang Occasionally identified as P'eng-lai, Fortunate Islands, Fortunate Islands, Fang-chang, Isles of the Genii, Three Isles of the Blest, Three Isles of the Genii, Ying-chou or Blessed Islands,Islands of the Blessed.

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