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Mount Tai

 
Mount Tai

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Location: Shandong, China, Asia

Lat/Lon: 36.25000°N / 117.10000°E

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Object Title: Mount Tai

 

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Created/Edited: Jun 26, 2012 / Jul 2, 2012

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Overview

Mount Tai (Chinese: 泰山; pinyin: Tài Shān) is a mountain of historical and cultural significance located north of the city of Tai'an, in Shandong province, China. The tallest peak is the Jade Emperor Peak (simplified Chinese: 玉皇顶; traditional Chinese: 玉皇頂; pinyin: Yùhuáng Dǐng), which is commonly reported as 1,545 metres (5,069 ft) tall,[2] but is described by the PRC government as 1,532.7 metres (5,029 ft).[3]

Mount Tai is one of the "Five Great Mountains". It is associated with sunrise, birth, and renewal, and is often regarded the foremost of the five. Mount Tai has been a place of worship for at least 3,000 years and served as one of the most important ceremonial centers of China[4] during large portions of this period.

Getting There

Visitors can reach the peak of Mount Tai via a bus which terminates at the Midway Gate to Heaven, from there a cable car connects to the summit. Covering the same distance on foot takes from two and a half to six hours. The supplies for the many vendors along the road to the summit are carried up by porters either from the Midway Gate to Heaven or all the way up from the foot of the mountain.

External Links

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Tai

Images

Mt. Tai