Review of- Review updated on 19 février 2019
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Presentation of Wutaishan Mountain
A few hundred kilometers southwest of Beijing, Mount Wutaishan is a place of pilgrimage for many Buddhists from around the world, much like Lourdes is in France. Wutaishan means “Mount of Five Terraces” in French. Well Named. The place is indeed located in the hollow of a beautiful valley dominated by five peaks. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A true den of Buddhism, the few dozen temples are maintained with great care. The decorations, the colors and the fineness of the finishes will hold your attention. Some temples like the temple of Pusading, Xiantong and Tayuan, welcome a lot of tourists every day. The prayer rooms are usually filled. It is customary for pilgrims to repeat the same rituals many times before Buddha statues and burn incense sticks. At the time of the gong, you can see the monks receive their meal.
The ascent of the plateaus is to be done as well. The path is not very long. Barely 3 kilometers. The view of the villages is breathtaking. Do not hesitate to visit temples a little more secluded and including the Temple of the Source of the Dragon. This monastery is composed of several temples where silence and tranquility reign. A pure moment of Buddhist spirituality.
To get to Wutaishan Mountain, the nearest airport and Taiyuan Airport. It is connected to Beijing, Canton and Shanghai. From Datong, it is possible to take the bus to Taiyuan. Once in Taiyuan, a bus will take you to Tayuan Village. Movements from one village to another are then easily organized.
When to go to Wutaishan?
The Shanxi region is experiencing a hot summer with temperatures that easily exceed 20°C. However, showers are more frequent than in winter when temperatures regularly drop below 0°C. The best months to plan a trip to Wutaishan are april and september. The temperatures are still mild and the showers a little more rare.
Useful information :
Allow half a day to one day for the visit.
Name in Chinese: Wutaishan – 五台山
– From April to October: ¥ 168
– From November to March: ¥ 140
Schedule: 6h30 to 20h00.
Where to sleep in Wutaishan?
Staying in a good hotel is the beginning of a successful holiday. Indeed, a good accommodation can make your vacation even more exceptional … like a bad one can spoil a stay.
Known to house one of the four sacred mountains of China, Wutaishan has several places to stay. You’ll have something for every budget, from small B&Bs of incomparable charm to luxury hotels located in the city center, near the main sites to visit, or in the surrounding countryside. That’s why we have selected for you the best hotels in Wutaishan, combining comfort and quality of services.