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Jade Emperor Peak

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Jade Emperor Peak (in Chinese mythology, the Jade Emperor is the most powerful god in the heaven) is the summit of Mount Tai. The city of Taian, at the foot of Mount Tai, is 153 meters above sea level, while the Jade Emperor is 1545 meters above sea level, with the sharp altitude difference of 1392 meters offering tourists a breathtaking bird™s eye view of the entire area. It is also called Taiping Peak (Peace Peak) and Celestial Pillar Peak, and has long been known as the First Peak under Heaven.

To Chinese people, Mount Tai is a symbol of greatness and grandeur. In the ancient time, Mount Tai was deified by the feudal rulers of various dynasties and given the title "Divine Emperor of the East Mountain". Quite a number of emperors personally visited Mount Tai to attend grand sacrificial ceremonies. The royal patronage contributed to the construction of many temples, pavilions and other buildings.

In the summit, the visitors can enjoy the sunrise while standing at the Sun-Viewing Pavilion lying to the east; in the west stands a River-Enjoying Pavilion, there tourists can appreciate sunset clouds and Yellow River.

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