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Wutai Shan (Five Terrace Mountain)

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Address: Within Wutai County, Wutai County 035500, China
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Consisting of five high plateaus, this area is one of China's four sacred...

Consisting of five high plateaus, this area is one of China's four sacred Buddhist Mountains.

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It was good, albeit touristy

Wutai Shan was really enjoyable. I liked seeing all of the monks, especially the Tibetan monks that go there on pilgrimages. And I got to watch them walk and chant together. It... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 July 2016
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Miami, Florida, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I knew that many Asian countries scam foreigners, but this made me never want to return to China. I came to WuTai Shan during winter (January 2017) and it seems that the bus service isn't running. I asked both the hotel owner and another local and they both advised me to take a private taxi. The driver wanted 200 yuan... More 

1 Thank Johann L
Shah Alam, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

You can take a public bus from Taiyuan available hourly basis. I took a bus from Datong south bus station. It depart at 8.30 am or 2 pm. Only 2 trips a day. Advisable to buy the ticket costing Rmb 75.00 a day ahead. The journey take about 4 hrs on hilly road. From Datong to Taiyuan, the public bus... More 

2 Thank clarencekoh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Wutai Shan was really enjoyable. I liked seeing all of the monks, especially the Tibetan monks that go there on pilgrimages. And I got to watch them walk and chant together. It was enjoyable. The scenery was great too, and the water quality was excellent! There is a lot to do here because there are numerous temples. However the best... More 

5 Thank Walnut8993
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

Very peaceful,a very special place of Manjusri the archetipe of pure intelligence.also increasing the awareness of reality in an intuitive way.

2 Thank Paolo R
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Wutai Shan stands as synonym for the county of Wutaishan, the 3058 m high Mt. Wutai there with 5 plateau summits, and the temple complex around Taihuai Monastic Village (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE) that nestles in the valley below Mt. Wutai’s 5 summits on a level of 1750 m. Taihuai village is located along the mountain road S205 about 50 km... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Wutai Shan- gives you spiritual feeling and peace of mind away from busy, skyrocketing towns. Not possible to visit all temples in one two days. At least one week is must, there are cheap accommodations but I m not sure which one. While interacting with chinese tourists and monks, I discovered that they visit Wutai Shan during summer for months... More 

1 Thank Ghumanturajiv
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

There are plenty of temples to visit and pray / meditate. The place is generally very busy and significantly more expensive than most of China. In a restaurant you would definitely pay much more in Wutaishan for the same quality than for example in Datong or Taiyuan.

5 Thank Chris0979
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

This place is located more than 2000 meters above sea level, so it can be chilly. Especially when there's no heating in your hotel room, what happened to us. Besides that Wuteishan is a breathtaking place with lots of temples everywhere. The most beautiful one is a temple that you can reach by climbing 1080 steps. Inside the complex you... More 

5 Thank Andre2766
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

Compared to the big city hustle of modern China, Wutaishan offered a peek into to an alternative world view where religion tops finance. Apparently there used to be some 300 plus temples here, now only 50 or so remain. For a casual visitor like me, (ie non bhuddist), this is more than enough! a wonderful setting: mountains, trees, FRESH air!... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

First thing, if you are driving, be careful. The road getting into the mountain is rather swerving and continuously up and down. The temples are gathered in the small village in the middle of the mountain. It's high up, so the temperature would be lower. There are so many temples in the village. Personally, I feel unnecessary to go to... More 

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