I was always dreaming about visiting Wutai Mountain since I knew it from Internet. There are so many temples, myths, stories and masters in the fantastic mountain in Shanxi, central China. Last month, I have the opportunity to explore the mysterious mountain with Beijing Chinaholidays (http://www.chinaholidays.com). The 6 days Wutai Mountain and Datong tour was really amazing for me. I would like very much to share the great experience with all of you.
The first day, I went to visit Yungang Grottoes with my guide Linda, she introduced lots of interesting history stories. The nest day I came to find Hanging Temple and Yingxian Wooden Pagoda. They are all amazing architectures which was built hundreds years ago and still well preserved until now. Especially the wooden pagoda, I was quite surprised to see that the ancient and elegant pagoda has not used any nails in it.
The last three days I have a in-depth adventure in the fantastic Wutaishan Mountain. The mountain is located in Wutai Country of Shanxi Province, 240 kilometers from the provincial capital of Taiyuan, Mount Wutai has the longest and most prestigious history in the four well-known Buddhist Mountains. I was always looking forwards to see the famous Buddhist Mountains!
In the mountain area, spring arrives in April, and snow falls in September and even in mid-summer, it is cool and pleasant. The cool and pleasant summer climate of Wutai Mountain has also given rise to another name: Qingliang (Cool and Pleasant) Mountain. The mountain has been regarded as an ideal place for escaping summer heat since ancient times.
With the average altitude over 1,000 meters (over 3,281 feet), its apex, the summit of the northern peak which is famed as being the “Roof of Northern China”, reaches 3061.1 meters (10,043 feet). Besides the religious aspect, the beauty of rising and falling ridges of mountains, exotic rocks, crisscrossed gullies, crystalline waters and towering green forests also gives the mountain its reputation as a colorful and notable scenic resort.
Mount Wutai is home to 53 sacred monasteries, and they were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009.
If you are interested in Wutai Mountain or any attractions in Shanxi, you could find more in 6 days Beijing Datong Wutaishan Tour, 3 days Wutai Shan Tour and Indepth Shanxi Tour.
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