Wutai Mountain is one of the earliest places where the Buddhist temples are located, some of which were destroyed and in disrepair as time went on. Now there are 47 temples left here. Nanchan Temple is the earliest wood- structured one that is well-preserved today in China. The Tayuan temple was designed by a Nepal architect, which is now the symbol of Wutai Mountain, built in the reign of Mingdi period in the Eastern Han Dynasty (317 A.D.-420 A.D.). It is the tallest building in Wutai Mountain ... Wutaishan Overview
There are five peaks in Wutai Mountian, which represent 5 directions respectively: the Watching-Ocean Peak in the east, the Hanging Moon Peak in the west, Jinxiu Peak in the south, Douye Peak in the south and Cuiyan Peak in the middle, among which Douye Peak is the tallest with an altitude of 3,061.1 (10,043 feet) meters. That is why it has the name Wutai Mountain at present. Wutaishan Attractions
- Cuiyan Peak : As the second tallest peak in Wutai Mountain, Cuiyan Peak is 2,894 meters (9,495 feet) high, which is just like a roaring lion in profile.
- Yedou Peak : As the north terrace of Wutain Mountain, Yedou Peak is the tallest one of the five peaks with 3,061.1 meters (10,043 feet) high, covering an area of 266,666 square meters (318931 square yards) and extending 5 kilometers (3.1 miles), which is called “the roof of Northern China”. Seen from the far distance, the peak seems to be a saddle. In the north of the top peak is the never-melting ice throughout the year. You can see Heng Mountain from here as well as the other peaks.
- Jinxiu Peak: As the south terrace in Wutai Peak, Jinxiu Peak covers an area of 133,332 square meters (159,465 square yards) with an altitude of 2,485 meters (8,153 feet) high. The profile of the peak is just like a crouching horse if you looking from far distance.