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Tour Code :
C1750
City / Province :
Shanxi
Best tour month :
Four seasons
Type :
Historic sites
Built in :
68A.D.

      Mount Wutai,also known as Wutai Mountain or Qingliang shan, located in Shanxi, China, is one of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains. The  mountain is home to many of China’s most important , monasteries and temples, Mount Wutai’s cultural heritage consist of 53 sacred monasteries, and they were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009.

    Wutai Mountain

      The Four Scared Buddhist Mountains are Mount  Emei, Mount Wutai, Mount Jiuhua and Mount Putuo, Each of the four mountains are viewed as the abode or place of practice of one of the four great bodhisattvas.

      Wutai is the home of the Bodhisattva of  wisdom, Manjusri or Wensshu(文殊) in Chinese. Mount Wutai also has an enduring relationship  with Tibetan Buddhism.

      It takes its name from its unusual topography, consisting of five rounded peaks (North, South, East, West, Central), of which the North peak,called Beitai Ding or Yedou Feng, is the highest ,and indeed the highest point in northern  China.

      Wutai was the first of the four mountains to be identified and is often referred to as “first among the four great mountains.” It was identified on basis of a passage in the A`vatamsaka Sutra (Ch: Hua yan jing;华严经),which describes the abodes of many bodhisattvas, In this chapteer,Manjusri is said to reside on a “clear cold mountain” in the northeast. This served as charter for the mountain’s identity and its alternate name “Clear Cool Mountain” (Ch: Qingliangshan;清凉山)。

    Wutai Mountain

      The bodhisattva is believed to frquently manifest himself on the mountain, taking the form of ordinary pilgrims, monks, or most often unusual five-colored clouds.

      Mount Wutai is home to some of the oldest existent wooden buildings in China that have survived ?since the era of the Tang Dynasty (618-907). They include the main hall of Nanchan Monastery and East Hall of Fuguang Monastery, built in 782 and 857 repectively. They were discovered  in 1937 and 1938 by a team of architectural historians including the prominent historian Liang Sicheng of the early 20th century. The architectural designs of these buildings have since been studied by leading sinologists and experts in traditional Chinese architecture, such as Nancy Steinhardt. Steinhardt classified  these buildings according to the hall types featured in the Yingzao Fashi Chinese building manual written in the 12th century.

    Wutai Mountain

      In 2008, there were complaints from local residents  that in preparation for Mount Wutai’s bid to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site, they were forced from their homes and relocated away from their livelihoods.

  • 10 Days Beijing,Xian, Shanxi all-inclusiveTour in high-speed train

    10 Days Beijing,Xian, Shanxi all-inclusiveTour in high-speed train

      History has gone with the wind but it left its traces all around these ancient hubs and you stand a chance to see it through the lanes,buildings,antique figures to find the past glories and immerse into the Culture that breeds up the Chinese people.This whole tour offers ancient culture and modern miracles in three important northern cities (Beijing, Xian and Shanxi) including top attractions: Tiananmen Square,Forbidden City,Mutianyu Great Wall,Shaanxi History Museum,Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum and Pingyao ancient city among other highlights. Taking the high-speed train from Beijing to Xian and from Xian to Taiyuan will refresh your mind and gain you new insight on China. During the whole trip you'll be accompanied by a knowledgeable tour guide, an experienced driver which bring you the most convenience.

    Price : from USD 1087

  • 8 Days Beijing,Xian and Shanxi Classic Tour

    8 Days Beijing,Xian and Shanxi Classic Tour

      This 8 days tour of Beijng, Xian and Shanxi offers you the opportunity to tour the most important landmarks in the north of China. Visit the real life and culture in north part starting from UNESCO world heritage sites and other famous national relics including the Forbidden City, Badaling Great Wall, among other Beijing highlights,in Xian and Shanxi cover must see sights all under a package that includes a Private tour guide, Driver, entrance ticket fees, meals, and the flight tickets to Xian and Shanxi.

    Price : from USD 1100

  • 2 Day private Datong tour including Yungang Grottoes, Huayan Monastery, Nine Dragon Screen, Hanging Monastery, Yingxian Wooden Tower.

    2 Day private Datong tour including Yungang Grottoes, Huayan Monastery, Nine Dragon Screen, Hanging Monastery, Yingxian Wooden Tower.

    No one leaves datong un wowed about the interesting destinations awaiting you to experience. Come on and join us, Datong must be worthy of a stop for your china tour itinerary! In this two-day private tour, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site Yungang Grottoes, discover peaceful Huayan Monastery, admire the largest Nine Dragon Screen in China, adventure to the miraculous Hanging Monastery built along the cliff, marvel at Yingxian Wooden Tower. Tour includes all entrance fees, tour guide, lunch, and hotel transfer.

    Price : from USD 151

  • One-day private Datong Tour including Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple

    One-day private Datong Tour including Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple

    Shanxi; a cradle of ancient Chinese civilization, and a special representative of central plains’ culture endowed with an abundance of cultural sites and historical remains, it has many evidences to show its splendours and greatness. Make a stop at the imposing Yungang Grottoes with over 1500 years’ history and been taken into a splendid Buddhist World and marvel at Hanging Temple ,its 40 perilous halls and pavilions lean straight over the Canyon

    Price : from USD 93

  • 2-day private tour to Pingyao Old Town with Qiao Family Mansion and Shuanglin Temple

    2-day private tour to Pingyao Old Town with Qiao Family Mansion and Shuanglin Temple

    In Pingyao Ancient Town, discover the first and largest draft bank of China--Rishengchang Draft Bank, Ancient City Wall and experience the prosperity of Ming Qing Street in Pingyao Ancient Town. Pay a visit to the grand folk house Qiao Family Mansion to admire the typically traditional houses complex. Proceed to Shuanglin Temple and enjoy its peace and tranquility.

    Price : from USD 152

  • Three-day private tour: Best of sightseeing in Shanxi

    Three-day private tour: Best of sightseeing in Shanxi

      From Datong to Pingyao Ancient City, you will trace back to discover ancient architectural wonders and learn about the history, also admire the brilliant Buddhist culture and art in Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple. Wandering from the Ancient City of Pingyao & Wang's fanmily Compound to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere there and learn more about the history and culture of North China.

    Price : from USD 274

  • Five days Essence Tour to Datong   Mt Wutai  and Taiyuan

    Five days Essence Tour to Datong Mt Wutai and Taiyuan

    Shanxi is a rare paradise for cultural fanatics where they can get acquainted with lots of Buddha temples, grottoes, pagodas and villas of ancient commercial tycoons, receiving hundreds and hundreds of overseas Buddhists and architectural buffs every year. Explore some cultural relics including Yungang Grottoes, Huayan Monastery, Shanhua Monastery, Nine Dragon Screen, Suspending Temple, Wooden Pagoda ,Mt Wutai . Jinci Temple and Qiao Family Compound. The whole package includes a private driver, tour guide, entrance tickets, meals and hotel pick up and drop off.

    Price : from USD 242

  • One day private tour to Datong including Yungang Grottoes and Huayan Monastery

    One day private tour to Datong including Yungang Grottoes and Huayan Monastery

    The most charming features of China are not only visible on the magnificent structures but also on the fabulous culture which you can fully experience on this tour as you visit the prosperous ancient city of millionaires in Pingyao with spectacular immemorial Buddhist sites, feast your eyes on the splendid historic and cultural sites in Datong, The tour offers an overview and orientation of the city, free hotel pickup and drop-off, entrance fees and a private tour guide and driver.

    Price : from USD 101

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