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Source: Global Times [17:01 September 14 2010]Comments

Huashan Mountain, Shaanxi

What to do: visitors may encounter the Taoists performing sword-dance in the moonlit night

Located about 120 kilometers east of Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, Huashan Mountain is the western mountain of the five sacred Taoist mountains in China. It is also known as Xi Yue, literally the Western Sacred Mountain. It has a long history of religious significance. Huashan Mountain takes its name after its shape - a lotus flower with five petals. It is well known for the sheer cliffs and plunging ravines. Known as “the most precipitous mountain under heaven”, it is probably the most dangerous mountain in the world that is frequented by hikers.

Admission fee: 100 yuan (April 1 – Nov.30); 50 yuan (Dec.1 – Mar.31)


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