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 Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport 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 Top 5 Club Med ski resorts for families Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Heights and sights in Shanghai Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.