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Mount Tai, Tai'an

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Part of the Five Great Mountains of China, Mount Tai represents a significant cultural and historical hub associated with sunrise, renewal, and rebirth. The tilted fault-block mountain rises up to 1.532 m (5.029 ft) and covers the area of 426 sq km (164 sq mi). Often regarded as a major place of worship for the last 3,000 years, it served as a prominent ceremonial center and was thus listed on the world natural and cultural heritage list. Take one of many routes to explore the natural haven, which shelters peculiar rock formations, bridges, ancient trees, as well as holy temples, squares, and tombs. During your treks, wear comfortable shoes and always carry extra water. A visit to Mount Tai represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Tai'an day trip planning website to plot your vacation.
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  • A good walk to the top of the mountain. We wanted to walk up and get the cable car down. However, there was a blizzard so had to walk back down which can be a bit hard on the knees. But good place to ...  more »
  • The child is small, just climbed a small part, take him to take a cable car, experience a mountain climbing fun. When the child was older, he climbed up with him. The twists and turns of the mountain road seen from the cable car are really spectacular.
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  • I m not many people know that Chinese have 5 sacred mountains and Tai is the most sacred among them. Emperors and leaders came bearing gifts during new year for the mountain spirit to bless them. The ...  more »

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Where to stay in Tai'an

The main accommodations in Tai'an lie in the north of town, approaching the national park and mountain. Here, you can find some luxury options with picturesque views of the sacred peak, along with youth hostels ideal for hikers wanting to throw down their luggage and head out to explore. Farther to the south, choose from plenty of options, including hostels, guesthouses, and hotels, all close to an abundance of restaurants and cafes, as well as the train station.
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