Xian Day 4: Exploring Huashan

Huashan is one of the five great mountains in China. The other four great mountains are Taishan in Shandong, Hengshan in Hunan, Hengshan in Shanxi and Songshan in Henan. Not only as one of the five great mountains, Huashan is also reputed to be the most dangerous hiking mountain in China.

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There are five peaks in Huashan which form the shape of a flower. Flower is pronounced as hua in Mandarin.

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A fall view.

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Cant recall what was the building behind me, could be a Taoist shrine.

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The North Peak is 1614 meters high. It is also known as the Cloud Terrace Peak as it is surrounded by cliffs on all sides which makes it look like a flat terrace in the clouds. Continue reading