Mt.Wutai---Harmony between Man and Nature
Mt.Wutai, to the natural landscape and Buddhist culture together, typically believe in Buddha will stay in the mountain of natural worship, the perfect embodiment of China's "harmony between man and nature" philosophy has become more than 1600 years of continuous Manjusri Buddhist religious center --a unique combination of vitality and rich cultural landscape type.
Mt.Wutai colorful landscape, ancient remains, marvelous spectacular natural scenery, such as the United States painting Volume attracts Buddhists and tourists at home and abroad come to worship Buddha North Korea and Taiwan, to visit heritage sites and scenery around the Buddha.
Mt.Wutai (Mount Wutai) represents some the holiest land in all of Chinese Buddhism. You can find over 40 spectacular temples in the area, including a few massive temples dating back almost 2000 years. Xiantong temple, the most prestigious of them all, houses seven palaces among its courtyards and a nearly ten-metric-ton copper bell (22 000 pounds) whose toll can be heard throughout the mountains.
The range includes ample hiking trails which lead to the unique formations that give the mountain its Chinese name: "mountain of five terraces." The peaks are joined by natural, high-altitude plains. The tallest peak rises to 3,061 meters (10, 043 feet) and is surrounded by rising ridges, exotic rock formations.
History and Culture
Mt.Wutai lies in Wutai County in Xinzhou Region, Shanxi Province. It is rated on both the list of the first group of national scenic spots designated by the State Council, north-east to "east, west, south, north, in the" five ring retaining the old name of Taiwan, the top is a famous Buddhist holy places, living in the four major Buddhist mountains of China's first, and the list of the Top 10 scenic spots in Shanxi Province.
Mt.Wutai has a long history, the monastery buildings, save a lot of precious ancient architecture, sculpture, frescoes and other artifacts, is a cluster of ancient mountains. Mt.Wutai beautiful summer without heat (summer season, the average temperature of 20 degrees Celsius), a pleasant climate, is famous summer resort. The shrines on Mt.Wutai date back to the Eastern Han dynasty, the second Buddhist temple in China was built here at a time when Taoism dominated the area.
View the Significance of the outstanding value, MT.Wutai is on behalf of the Earth's early life and evolution of sedimentary environments prominent example; nominated to Asia, the eastern part of the development and retain the most typical ancient planation surface and periglacial landforms, is to examine the new generation of geo-environmental evolution and the ancient climate change an important example.
MT.Wutai Buddhist buildings, pagodas, statues and murals, has witnessed all-round way between the last two thousand years the success of Buddhism in China and in the evolution of the spread of the East Asian region, as well as the Royal China has disappeared Daochang culture (civilization) and the vitality is still Wenshu strong religious culture (civilization) to provide a unique witness.
Temple of the Pagodas
The Tayuan Si (Temple of the Pagodas) was built in Tibetan style in the Ming period, with a 50-meter high bulbous, whitewashed dome characteristic of the style. Behind the pagoda is a two story Ming-period library, which contains an older revolving sutra-case, holding rare religious texts.
Temple of the Manifestations
It is one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in the world. The visitors who come to Wutai Mountain should first show their respect to this temple. Its foundation dates back to the early years of Buddhism in China in the 1st century AD, though most of the present complex is Ming or Qing in date.
Measureless Hall
Named Wuliang Hall, it is an old building made of bricks. It also gets its name because it has no pillars. It contains two floors, 20.3 meters high. By relying on the opening between the arches, its strange structure has aroused much discussion. The artistic value of it has attracted numerous visitors.
White Pagoda
The 50m high Tibetan styled White Pagoda, designed by a Nepali in 1301, has become a symbol of Mt.Wutai. It stands on the grounds of Tayuan Temple, also in Taihuai. A marketplace forms around it with vendors selling incense, prayer beads, Buddhist booklets and bronze Buddha.
Admission fee: 168 RMB/person (Peak season); 140 RMB/person (Low season)
Opening hours: All day
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