Mt. Wutaishan Guide

-Travel to Mt. Wutaishan

Travel to Mt. Wutaishan is the most important program for your trip in Shanxi province. Mt. Wutaishan, also known as Wutai Mountain, located in Shanxi, China, is one of the Four Sacred Mountains in Chinese Buddhism.Each of the four mountains are viewed as the abode or place of practice of one of the four great bodhisattvas. Wutai is the home of the Bodhisattva of wisdom, Manjusri or Wenshu. It takes its name from its unusual topography, consisting of five rounded peaks (North, South, East, West, Central), of which the North peak, called Beitai Ding or Yedou Feng, is the highest, and indeed

the highest point in northern China. Mount Wutai is home to some of the oldest existent wooden buildings in China that have survived since the era of the Tang Dynasty (618–907). This includes the main hall of Nanchan Monastery and the East Hall of Fuguang Monastery, built in 782 and 857, respectively. They were discovered in 1937 and 1938 by a team of architectural historians including the prominent early 20th century historian Liang Sicheng. The architectural designs of these buildings have since been studied by leading sinologists and experts in traditional Chinese architecture, such as Nancy Steinhardt. Steinhardt classified these buildings  according  

to the hall types featured in the Yingzao Fashi Chinese building manual written in the 12th century. Over 600 species of plants can be found on the Mountain, of which more than 150 species of grass can be used as rare herbs. Here's some guide information of Cang Mountain: Address: Wutai County, northeast of Xinzhou, Shanxi Province.     Contact number: 0086-350-7227350  Admission Fee: CNY140 for low season and CNY168 for peak season       Opening Hours: 06:30 to 20:00

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Name:Wutai Mountain Reply

I’m an oversea student in Peking University. We are planning a tour to Mt. Wutaishan on our summer vacation. Anything needs to be noticed? Appreciated any suggestions?

Name:Re:Wutai Mountain

Mt. Wutaishan is listed as the Top 1 Sacred Mountains in Chinese Buddhism, with the average altitude of 1000 meters. The air is very humid at Wutai Mountain area in summer, which makes your breath comfortable but your clothes hard dry, so I would suggest you to bring more clothes to change. Our travel agency can provide Mt. Wutaishan tour service if you need. Any more questions, welcome to contact us.