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. Put Wutai Shan (Five Terrace Mountain) into our Wutai County trip builder tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Wutai County.
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  • Many large ,some beautiful, temples requiring various entrance fees. Area was very crowded with pilgrims as well as curious tourists. Temple conditions vary from totally run down to very beautiful. Ma...  more »
  • So many good reviews have already been written about this place so I will just write something different. The temple here is the base for Manjusri Buddha (Wen Shu Pussa, in Chinese) so the buddhism he...  more »
  • As we entered the region, the entrance fee was 145 yuan and there was no bus ticket included. We had a room in Taihuai and only on a half day time so we saw all the temples which you could see in walk...  more »

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Where to stay in Wutai County

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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