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Wutai County

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Things to do: nature, religious sites
Tourism in Wutai County focuses on the World Heritage-listed mountain of the same name. Home to over 53 monasteries, the mountain stands as a sacred Buddhist site, and has been a place of pilgrimage for centuries. The dramatic landscape of snow-capped peaks and lush valleys sets the scene and establishes an atmosphere of reverence even before you reach the temples, pagodas, and monasteries located in scenic spots on the mountain. Numerous hidden caves house ancient religious artworks, while the mountain also includes some of the oldest still-standing wooden buildings in the country. Plan your holiday in Wutai County and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our China trip itinerary planner.
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Most visitors to Wutai County opt to stay close to the mountain itself, with the place a long-established center of pilgrimage and tourism, and thus well-stocked when it comes to accommodations. The village of Taihuai has a good set of accommodations, close to the main sites and situated amid dramatic scenery. Characterful hotels and simple guesthouses make up the bulk of accommodations here, with some benefitting from additional facilities, such as restaurants. Look south along the river from Mount Wutai for more options along the riverbank.
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