Mt. Wutaishan

Mt. Wutaishan, also known as Wutai Mountain, located in Shanxi, China, is one of the Four Sacred Mountains in Chinese Buddhism. The other 3 sacred mountains are Putuoshan, in Zhejiang province; Jiuhuashan, in Anhui province and Emeishan, in Sichuan province. 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. The architectural designs of these buildings have since been studied by leading sinologists and experts in traditional Chinese architecture. 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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