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Mount Wutai Scenic Spot

Attraction Introduction Mount Wutai Scenic Area, together with Mount Emei in Sichuan, Mount Jiuhua in Anhui, and Mount Putuo in Zhejiang, is known as the 'Four Famous Buddhist Mountains in China'. It is a famous Buddhist and tourist destination in China, ranking first among the top ten summer resorts in China. Mount Wutai is located in the northeast of Shanxi Province, 230 kilometers away from the provincial capital Taiyuan. In 2009, it was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO as a cultural landscape. Mount Wutai is named for its five peaks that rise like five pillars supporting the sky, with flat tops like terraces. Also, because the mountain's climate is often cold, even in the height of summer, it is also known as the 'Cool Mountain'. Mount Wutai is full of unique peaks and spiritual cliffs, and with its long history and culture and large-scale temple buildings, it ranks first among the four famous Buddhist mountains. As the only Buddhist site in China that has both Han Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism today, there are countless religious artworks in the temples of Mount Wutai, not only Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Arhats, attendants, donors, and Dharma protectors, but also Confucianism, Taoism, local beliefs, emperors and generals, monks and laymen. The constant Buddhist activities throughout the year make it a real Buddhist world. Every summer, tourists and pilgrims from home and abroad come to visit, burn incense and worship Buddha, and the stream of people is endless. Best time to visit Mount Wutai: July-August every year 6:30-20:00 (There is no strict opening time for each temple, generally open at dawn and close at sunset) Scenic Area Strategy Two-day pilgrimage tour: Although it is a bit rushed to visit Mount Wutai in two days, you can also visit some important temples: Route one: Bodhisattva Top → Xiantong Temple → Tayuan Temple (Great White Pagoda) → Shuxiang Temple Route two: Wuye Temple → Dailuo Top Three-day Buddha worship tour: In three days, you can basically visit all the main temples of Mount Wutai. This itinerary is of moderate intensity and is suitable for most leisure travelers: Route one: Dailuo Top → Yuanzhao Temple → Bodhisattva Top → Xiantong Temple → Tayuan Temple (Great White Pagoda) → Shuxiang Temple → Jifu Temple Route two: Qingliang Temple → Jinge Temple → Longquan Temple → Nanshan Temple → Nantai Top → Zhenhai Temple Route three: Dongtai Top → Xitai → Bishan Temple Four days to visit all the features of Shanxi, visit Wutai, Pingyao, Lin Hukou Waterfall, see Yungang Grottoes, and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Shanxi. Recommended Tour Route Mount Wutai Archway → Tayuan Temple (Great White Pagoda) → Scripture Depository → Xiantong Temple → Lingfeng 108 Steps → Bodhisattva Top → Down the mountain → Guangzong Temple → Yuanzhao Temple → Luohou Temple → Taihuai Town. Ticket Information 1. The ticket price for Mount Wutai Scenic Area is 168 yuan/person in peak season and 120 yuan/person in off-peak season. 2. The peak season is from April 1 to October 30; the off-peak season is from November 1 of the current year to March 31 of the following year. 3. Ticket prices for surrounding attractions: Daguangming Temple: 0 yuan Shuxiang Temple: 0 yuan Luohou Temple: 4 yuan Jifu Temple: 4 yuan Zhenhai Temple: 4 yuan Yuanzhao Temple: 5 yuan Bishan Temple: 6 yuan Dailuo Top: 8 yuan Xiantong Temple: 10 yuan Bodhisattva Top: 10 yuan Tayuan Temple (Great White Pagoda): 10 yuan
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Posted: Dec 11, 2023
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