Get Inspired / China China: Wutai Shan Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / China China: Wutai Shan story by: Inspire Hong Kong & China Wutai Shan (Five Terrace Mountains) is a sacred Buddhist mountain range. The highest is the 3058m Yedou Peak, known as the roof of northern China. Within the alpine valley is the small monastic village of Taihuai which is home to many monasteries and temples. Once the site of over 300 temples originally worshipped by Dao followers during the Qing Dynasty, many were sadly destroyed. Devotees of Buddha became more prominent and many temples were built in his name. Much can be said about the spiritual qualities of this UNESCO World Heritage listed mountain area, translated in English to Five Plateau Mountain. They begin with Nanshan Temple which was first built in the Yuan Dynasty and comprises seven terraces divided into three sections, the lowest terrace having the Jile Temple, the middle terrace Shande Hall, the upper terrace Youguo Temple. Other major temples to grace Wutaishan include Xiantong, Tayuan and Pusading. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Alexandra Alexandra Ashburton Ashburton Auckland Albany Botany Junction Devonport St Heliers: St Heliers Browns Bay Parnell New Lynn: LynnMall Milford Whangaparaoa Newmarket Ellerslie Ponsonby Remuera Howick Takapuna Takanini Balclutha Balclutha Blenheim Blenheim Cambridge Cambridge Christchurch Barrington Central/City: On Victoria Upper Riccarton High Street Lanes Hornby Merivale Papanui: Northlands Riccarton: Riccarton Road Shirley Ferrymead Coromandel Coromandel Dunedin Dunedin Gore Gore Greymouth Greymouth Hamilton City East: Calder & Lawson Hamilton City: Hamilton City Hastings Hastings Havelock North Havelock North Hokitika Hokitika Invercargill Invercargill Kerikeri Kerikeri Masterton Masterton Matamata Matamata Morrinsville Morrinsville Motueka Motueka Nelson Nelson New Plymouth New Plymouth Oamaru Oamaru Orewa Orewa Palmerston North City: Stephen Parsons City: Broadway Paraparaumu Kapiti Coast Queenstown Wakatipu Rangiora Rangiora Richmond Richmond Rotorua Rotorua Taupo Taupo Tauranga Mt Maunganui Papamoa the Crossing Tauranga CBD Te Awamutu Te Awamutu Timaru Timaru Wanaka Wanaka Wanganui Wanganui Wellington City: Hunter St Lower Hutt Johnsonville City: Featherston Street Westport Westport Whangarei Whangarei I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Disney: Forever Young Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Do Stop til’ you get Enough Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.