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Wutai Shan (Five Terrace Mountain), Wutai County

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One of four holy mountains in Buddhism, the World Heritage Site of Wutai Shan (Five Terrace Mountain) is renowned for being home to more than forty temples and monasteries. Explore the scenic landscape, dominated by the mountain’s five plateau peaks, usually covered in snow, and visit the temple complex, surrounded by lush pine forest and verdant grassland. You can visit numerous temples, admire their architecture and works of art, and enjoy the busy, but spiritual atmosphere. Sample some of the many shops and restaurants in the area. Plan to visit Wutai Shan (Five Terrace Mountain) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Wutai County attractions using our Wutai County family vacation planner.
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  • There are five terraced peaks to this mountain, hence the name. To reach those peaks you can do long and arduous trekking, or you can simply take a government ruled vehicle chartered to do all five pe...  more »
  • Go in the winter if you want to avoid tourists and explore the temples and the serenity of the mountain without the crowds that Wutai Shan normally attracts. However, it does get really cold as many t...  more »
  • I knew that many Asian countries scam foreigners, but this made me never want to return to China. I came to WuTai Shan during winter (January 2017) and it seems that the bus service isn't running. I a...  more »