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Address: Within Wutai County, Wutai County 035500, China
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Consisting of five high plateaus, this area is one of China's four sacred...

Consisting of five high plateaus, this area is one of China's four sacred Buddhist Mountains.

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Paradise on earth.

Very peaceful,a very special place of Manjusri the archetipe of pure intelligence.also increasing the awareness of reality in an intuitive way.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Very peaceful,a very special place of Manjusri the archetipe of pure intelligence.also increasing the awareness of reality in an intuitive way.

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1 Thank Paolo R
Shanghai, China
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Wutai Shan stands as synonym for the county of Wutaishan, the 3058 m high Mt. Wutai there with 5 plateau summits, and the temple complex around Taihuai Monastic Village (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE) that nestles in the valley below Mt. Wutai’s 5 summits on a level of 1750 m. Taihuai village is located along the mountain road S205 about 50 km... More 

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Wutai Shan- gives you spiritual feeling and peace of mind away from busy, skyrocketing towns. Not possible to visit all temples in one two days. At least one week is must, there are cheap accommodations but I m not sure which one. While interacting with chinese tourists and monks, I discovered that they visit Wutai Shan during summer for months... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

There are plenty of temples to visit and pray / meditate. The place is generally very busy and significantly more expensive than most of China. In a restaurant you would definitely pay much more in Wutaishan for the same quality than for example in Datong or Taiyuan.

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1 Thank Chris0979
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This place is located more than 2000 meters above sea level, so it can be chilly. Especially when there's no heating in your hotel room, what happened to us. Besides that Wuteishan is a breathtaking place with lots of temples everywhere. The most beautiful one is a temple that you can reach by climbing 1080 steps. Inside the complex you... More 

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2 Thank Andre2766
Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Compared to the big city hustle of modern China, Wutaishan offered a peek into to an alternative world view where religion tops finance. Apparently there used to be some 300 plus temples here, now only 50 or so remain. For a casual visitor like me, (ie non bhuddist), this is more than enough! a wonderful setting: mountains, trees, FRESH air!... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

First thing, if you are driving, be careful. The road getting into the mountain is rather swerving and continuously up and down. The temples are gathered in the small village in the middle of the mountain. It's high up, so the temperature would be lower. There are so many temples in the village. Personally, I feel unnecessary to go to... More 

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2 Thank Meeyoru
Montauban, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This buddhist pilgrimage center is Worth a visit. Spread out on a mountain side it is visited by a lot of Chinese tourists. It is pretty steep so it is best to start at the top. It seems to have live-in tourists, who seem to be devout buddhists, as well as those who are passing through. There is much chanting,... More 

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5 Thank Joyce B
Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

It isn't possible to visit every temple in under a week, but the excellent shuttle bus system makes it possible to visit a lot. There is signage in English, but almost no one seems to speak it. Going with a Chinese friend made it a very easy trip, and bus drivers and waiters were very eager to please the token... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you love temples, this is the place for you...but it is easier to view them all, and stay in a tranquil good humour, if you walk down rather than climb up. As you get down to the bottom, there might be a temptation to skip the last one.... don't. It may be only on Sundays, but when we went,... More 

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