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About Wutai

Wutai (五台) is located in the northeast of Shanxi Province and is under the administration of Xinzhou City. It is known as the “Little Khingan Mountain Range of Northern China.” Wutai’s most famous scenic spot is Mount Wutai, while other attractions include Guangji Temple, Pusading Temple, Nanshan Temple, the Former Residence of Xu Xiangqian and the Former Site of the Nanru Eighth Route Army Headquarters.

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Mount Wutai
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Mount Wutai is one of China’s famous Buddhist scenic spots and even contains the bodhimanda (place of enlightenment) of the bodhisattva Manjushri. Taihuai Town is at the geographical center of the Mount Wutai scenic area and serves as the lodging and dining center for the area. Most of the temples are also clustered here, so it is a must-visit for travelers here. Visitors typically stay in Taihuai for 2-3 days, which allows plenty of time to visit the main temples.
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Dailuoding is on the steep ridge east of the temple complex in Taihuai Center, built during the Chenghua Period in the Ming Dynasty and then rebuilt during the Wanli Period in the Ming Dynasty and the Kangxi and Qianlong Periods in the Qing Dynasty. Each of the five platforms of Wutai Mountain has a bodhisattva Manjushri statue. The five Manjushri statues were duplicated, shaped and brought together on the Dailuoding. If you come here to worship five statues, it means you have visited all five platforms of Wutai Mountain. Hence, it is called "Small Chaotai."
Pusa Ding (Bodhisattva Top)
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Located on Lingjiu Peak, the central area of Taihuai Town, Mount Wutai, Pusa Ding (It means the place where Manjushri Bodhisattva resides in Manchu language) looks splendid, magnificent, bright and colorful. Legend has it that Manjushri lived here, so it is also known as Zhenrong Temple or the Great Monastery of Manjushri by locals. The monastery was built during the reign of Emperor Xiao Wen of the Northern Wei Dynasty (471-499) and changed from Qing Temple (Chinese Buddhism Temple) to Huang Temple (Tibetan Buddhism Temple) in the 17th year (1660) of the reign of Emperor Shun Zhi of the Qing Dynasty, and an abbot was dispatched there from Beijing. The site had been the temporary imperial palace where emperors traveled to Mount Wutai for pilgrimage, so it has typical royal features.
Encore Mount Wutai Drama
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Based on Mount Wutai’s Buddhist stories and etiquette rules, the Encore Mount Wutai Drama aims to interpret a day, a year, a lifetime and a thought through various and ever-changing scenes. The "Encore Mount Wutai" theater was built based on the mountain's shape. It seems like an unfolding volume of scriptures. Before entering the theater, the audience must walk through long volumes of carved scriptures that are arrayed in high and low locations. Entering the theater, you meet many people who appear to be living in your life. The theater tells how Buddhism integrates into people's lives in Mount Wutai, recounting stories about life rather than just about Buddhism.

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