Crowned as "The King of the Five Sacred Mountains", Mount Tai has been one of China's most famous mountain peaks since ancient times. A large and impressive rock mass covering 25,000 ha and rising to 1,545 m above the surrounding plateau, Mount Taishan is considered one of the most beautiful scenic spots in China and was an important cradle of oriental East Asian culture since the earliest times. The mountain was an important object of the cult worship of mountains even before 219 BCE, when the Qin Emperor paid tribute to the mountain to inform the gods of his success in unifying all of China. Watching the sunrise and catching the spectacular sea of clouds are common activities that visitors engage in. You are also encouraged to explore the ancient sites, engravings, and religious temples to understand the role of Mount Tai in China's long history.
Shiba Pan, a main feature of Mount Tai, is a dangerous section of the Taishan mountain road with more than 1600 stone steps. Both sides of the cliff are so steep like cuts. The steep mountain road between the cliffs looks like a ladder to the heaven.
The "Taishan China-Fengchan Ceremony" live performance was created with utmost care by the production team of Mr. Mei Shuaiyuan, the founder of China's large-scale landscape live performances. This large-scale landscape performance was divided into seven chapters, recreating the fengchan ceremony scene of the emperors of the Taishan Five Dynasties. The performance, taking Taishan history and culture as the core and Taishan natural landscape as the background, fully demonstrates the unique value and profound connotation of Taishan culture.
Nantian Gate, also known as Santian Gate, is located at the end of the 18 tracks of Taishan Mountain. It was constructed in the first year of Yuanzhi period in Yuan Dynasty (1264). At the top of the mountaineering track, it looks like the heaven palace from the bottom up, so it is named after the paradise spot Nantian Gate. Passing through the Nantian Gate is the top of Mount Tai, which is called going from "human world" to "heaven." Nantian Gate has a long history and was rebuilt in Ming and Qing Dynasties. It was renovated twice after the founding of the People's Warlord Era. Now the building maintains the style of the Qing Dynasty, which is still spectacular.