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Shanxi Mount Wutai Joins UNESCO World Heritage

        Mountain Wutai (Mount Wutai) is as Wutai Mountain or Qingliang Shan, is located in northeastern Shanxi province, China. Mt. Wutaishan is a famous traveling destination in Taiyuan Shanxi. Wutai mountain is notable for its religious aspect, the beauty of rising and falling ridges of mountains, exotic rocks, crisscrossed gullies, crystalline waters….

The cultural landscape features 53 monasteries and includes the East Main Hall of Foguang Temple, a structure that was built in 857 during the Tang Dynasty (618-917) and is one of the oldest wooden buildings in China. It also features the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) Shuxiang Temple with a huge complex of 500 statues representing Buddhist stories woven into three dimensional pictures of mountains and water.

Shanxi Mount Wutai Joins UNESCO World Heritage

The structures on the site represent a catalogue of the way Buddhist architecture developed and influenced palace building in China for more than one millennium.

China’s Mount Wutai became China’s 38th site to join UNESCO’s World Heritage List as a cultural landscape.ews  xinwen
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