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Mengshan Mountain Buddha, Taiyuan

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  • The site was not especially nice (a little sad) because I had been there in the winter. However the giant Buddha carved on the mountain is breathtaking. The climb is easy. For the more lazy, it is possible to drive almost ' at the top (service charge of race ~)
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  • Plan of tennis to get to the site, you need a 30 h to get there. There are free shuttle, but you escape to the crossing of the forest or the hundreds of steps to access. Better to be in the form... This Buddha of 63 m, of the Qi dynasty is open to the public since 2008. It was rediscovered in 1980, having lost his head which was subsequently restored.
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  • We went here on a cold winter day in Taiyuan to escape the city smog and see some local history. The Mengshan mountain carving is amazing and the park is run exceptionally well. I am very glad we were...  more »

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