Introduction to Mount Taishan (泰山)
Mount Taishan (Mount Tai) locates in the middle of the Shangdong Province. Geologically, it is the oldest and most important example of the palaeo-metamorphic system representative of the Cambrian period in eastern China. Referred to as the Taishan Complex, it comprises magmatized, metamorphic and sedimentary rock and an intrusive mass of various origins that were formed in the Archaean era 170-200 million years ago. Since ancient time, Mount Tai is recognized as holy and sacred Mountain and held the accolade as “Most Revered of the Five Sacred Mountains”.
“Steady as Mountain Tai” is a common Chinese proverb. Mount Tai is well known for its grandness, spectacular, high altitude, steadiness and massiveness. It was listed as Cultural and Natural World Heritage site in 1987 and named as “World Geopark” in 2006. It is also among the first group of “National Parks of China”, the national 5A-class tourist attraction, the top 10 best National Civilized Spot in China.
Taishan was also an important centre of religious activity for both Buddhism and Taoism. In 351 BC an eminent monk named Lang, the first to come to the mountain, set up the Lang and Divine Rock temples.
Hongmen Road, Taishan District, Tai'an City, Shandong Province, China
Mountaintop monasteries, Ancient altars, gates and archways
Admission: 127 Yuan
Student Fare: 62 Yuan
Cable Car Fare:100 Yuan one way, 200 Yuan return
Opening Hours: All day
1. Take a tourist bus to Mount Taishan at Taishan/ Tai’an Railway Stations.
2. You can also get there from Tai’an Railway Station by taxi which takes about 30 minutes, or from Taishan Railway Station about 10 minutes.
1. Avoid visiting during school holidays and Golden Week in October as there will be large numbers of local tourists.
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