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Mount Tai, China

by WCC on March 3, 2012

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The Mount Tai is a mountain in the People’s Republic of China . It is located north of the city of Tai’an in the province of Shandong . The Tai Shan is one of the five sacred mountains of Taoism .

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Mount Tai

With a height of 1,545 meters, which is Mount Tai by no means the highest, but the most famous of the five sacred mountains of Taoism . In ancient Chinese world view that the Middle Kingdom considered as a square, represents the eastern Taishan Eckberg. Since 1987, the mountain belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage Site . In ancient China it was considered the highest mountain in the world for over 2000 years the rulers of China came here to sacrifice to heaven and earth. However, a total of only six boarded Chinese emperor of the mountain.

To reach the summit of this mountain, there is the opportunity to walk, because the mountain is a 9 km long stairs with a total of 6293 levels at which the difference in altitude of 1350 m can be overcome. On the ascent we pass on many doors, halls and palaces. Each section between two stair gates and pavilions each has its own name. In 2003 about 6 million tourists climbed the mountain, it is therefore considered one of the most frequently climbed mountains in the world own. In addition to the trail a cable car, visitors almost directly to the summit of Mount Tai. There are several restaurants and temples. The most important building here is the Temple of the Jade Emperor (“Yuhuang Dian”) to the Jade Emperor Summit.

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Mount Tai Waterfall

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mount tai dai temple

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