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Wutai Shan (Five Terrace Mountain)

Within Wutai County, Wutai County 035500, China
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Magical Wutai Shan

Wutaishan consists of 5 mountain plateaus and is home to beautiful, ancient temples dating back to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
eat1226
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Manila, Philippines
No Private Car Access to Five Peaks

I thought this is a critical information for travellers planning a trip to visit the five paeks... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
femmemme
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Singapore
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Consisting of five high plateaus, this area is one of China's four sacred Buddhist Mountains.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Within Wutai County, Wutai County 035500, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wutaishan consists of 5 mountain plateaus and is home to beautiful, ancient temples dating back to the Tang dynasty. It took us 5 days to tour a huge portion of Wutaishan including each of the 5 plateaus. Despite this , there are still places that...More

Thank eat1226
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

I thought this is a critical information for travellers planning a trip to visit the five paeks, which i cant seem to find earlier. My driver we booked from Datong told us the private car access to the five peaks were stopped by local management...More

Thank femmemme
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Crowded, commercialized and Disneyfied and the traffic was like Beijing stop and crawl. To top it all I was bitten by one of the dogs which were roaming PuTao temple barking at visitors. (a non skin penetrating nip to be honest) but still very disturbing...More

1  Thank william G
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

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. Many were built by converted Emperors centuries ago...

1  Thank Rowland45
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

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 here is a cross between Mahayana and Tibetan Buddhism. As...More

3  Thank AndrewYew
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

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 walking distance (about...More

1  Thank danmaurer
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

We were invited by Buddhist mater while visiting him Nepal. We have organize his trip to Lumbini( Birthday place of Lord Budhha). When we in Mount Wutai shan we feel really honor to here and visited each and every places of Buddha and Monjusri. Its...More

Thank DestinationUN
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

You can reach Wutai from Beijing by bus, that departs from Liuliqiao bus station. Wutai mountain is an amazing place. BUT here are some useful tips for foreign travelers because it is highly unlikely that you will meet more then 1 or 2 foreigners in...More

5  Thank Ekaterina_Abdullina
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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

There are five terraced peaks to this mountain, hence the name. To reach those peaks you can do long and arduous trekking, or you can simply take a government ruled vehicle chartered to do all five peaks in a day trip. You buy an individual...More

2  Thank KiAnanda
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Go in the winter if you want to avoid tourists and explore the temples and the serenity of the mountain without the crowds that Wutai Shan normally attracts. However, it does get really cold as many temples are high up in the mountain. There are...More

5  Thank Nicholettravels
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SarvaMangalam
27 February 2016|
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Hi, When are you traveling there? I will be there in September 2016 and just started researching the place. Best advice I can give is to go to the Lonely Planet guidebook site and buy the chapter from their China Travel... More
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