Mt. Wu-Tai

Mt. Wu-Tai is located between Beijing and Inner Mongolia in Shanxi Province with an area of 230 kilometers from Taiyuan to Huaitai Town. There are many temples in this area, many of them dedicated to the worship of the Yellow Hat Sect of Tibetan Buddhism (Gelukpa). South of town are four or five temples, including the sloped heights of the Nanshan Temple, the beautiful environs of the Zhenhai Temple and the more distant Dragon Spring Temple, with its beautiful marble entranceway.
Mt. Wu-Tai Mt. Wu-Tai

Being one of China's four sacred Buddhist Mountains, along with E'mei Mountain, Jiuhua Mountain and Putuo Mountain, Mt. Wu-Tai has very beautiful and captivating scenery. The five peaks of Mt. Wutai represent the Buddha's crown, the five Buddha families, the five wisdom lights, the five viscera organs, and the five elements with the northern peak reaching over 10,000ft high. The tallest of these peaks is the northern peak, which is 3058 meters above sea level, making it the largest in the north of China.

Mt. Wu-Tai also features on its magnificent caves, among which there are the Vimilimitra Cave, Manjushri Cave, Samantabhadra Cave, and Avolokitshvara Cave where the 6th Dalai Lama spent six years in meditation and most powerful of all is the Mother Buddha Vajrayogina Tara Cave.

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