Mt.Wutaishan Buddhism in-depth 2-Day Excursion
As a National Geopark and one of the five holy places of Buddhism in the world, Mt.Wutai in Xinzhou City is a must-see place if you come to Shanxi Provice. Mount Wutai rank the first of the four famous Buddhist mountains in China, known as the "golden five sets" and the ashram of Manjusri Bodhisattva. Wutai Mountain is actually not a mountain, but a series of peaks located on the "roof ridge of north China", of which the highest altitude is 3,061 meters. Five peaks (east Wanghai Peak, south Jinxiu Peak, middle Cuiyan Peak, west Hanging Moon Peak, north Yedou Peak) encircle the whole area, and on the top of the five peaks there are no trees that flat and wide like a mound of earth, hence the name. Mount Wutai is the only Buddhist mountain in China where the Han Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism temples coexist. You can hear monks and lamas saying Buddhism words at the same time. By 2017, there are 47 temples in Mt.Wutai, most of which were built and visited by emperors. If you want to visit Wutai Mountain, the place away from the secular worries, go with China Panda Tour to the Buddhist pure land, enjoy the landscape and its people's religious beliefs!
*In-depth sightseeing in Mt.Wutai, a World Cultural Heritage and one of the four great Buddhism Mountains in China
- Tour code: CPT-ST-07
- Price: from $412 p/p
- Tour type: private tour
- Departure date: flexible
- Travel route: Taiyuan - Mt.Wutai -Taiyuan
- Trip length: 2 Days 1 night
In the morning, the local tour guide and driver will pick you up at your Taiyuan hotel/Taiyuan Railway Station/Taiyuan airport. Drive to Mt.Wutai from Taiyuan City in about 3.5 hours. You will enjoy an exploration to Mount Wutai (UNESCO), one of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains in China. It is home to 47 China's most important monasteries, among which the Xiantong Temple and the Tayuan Temple are the most famous ones.
In the afternoon you will visit temples in Taihuai Town, including Xiantong Temple (Monk Temple), Pogoda Temple (the symbol of Mt.Wutai), Pusa Top(Lama Temple), Wuye Temple(the most holy temple in Mt.Wutai).
Taste the vegetarian food in Wutai Mountain for dinner. Stay overnight in Taihuai Town, feel the peace of this small town.
Taiyuan - 240 km - Mt.Wutai
Today continue to visit the scenic spots of Wutai Mountain.
Fomu (Buddha's mother) Cave happens to be the shape of a uterus, symbolizing the place where the birth of Buddha. It is said that people who go through the hole would harvest a new life. Later visit Nanshan Temple, the stone carvings and clay sculptures in the temple are the most characteristic, including Buddhist legends, Taoist allusions, trees, flowers and other patterns. Shift your eyesight to Luohou Temple, where there are a pair of stone lions near the mountain gate and a pair of stallions. There are the last remaining relics of the Tang Dynasty in Tahuai region. Moon Pool is said to be very smart that when looking into the pool, different people would see different scenes. Some can see their own past lives, some can see their own future lives, and some can see visions and Bodhisattva.
After sightseeing, transfer back to Taiyuan City. Be sent to Taiyuan Railway Station/Airport or your hotel in Taiyuan.
Mt.Wutai - 240 km - Taiyuan
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√ Meals mentioned in the itinerary;
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