Explore China - The Most Perilous Peak: Huashan Mountain Explore in China - Attractions

Huashan Mountain is in Huayin city, northwest China's Shaanxi province and it's located 120 kilometers (about 75 miles) from Xian. It enjoys the reputation of "the most perilous peak under heaven".

It is famous for natural vista of steep and narrow paths, precipitous crags and a high mountain range. Its five peaks are the representative attractions and each has its distinctive charms: East Peak is the best place to enjoy the sunrise; South Peak has the highest altitude; West Peak is the most elegant; North Peak is famous as the Cloud Terrace Peak and Middle Peak is also called Jade Lady Peak.

The Mountain is also home to several influential Taoist temples, where many emperors of past dynasties took part in Taoist activities and sacrificed to the god of mountain, making it a holy land of Taoism.

Climbing Route - For many years most people have taken a traditional but efficient walking-ascending and cable-car-descending route for this mountain climbing. By taking this route, visitors can experience not only its danger, but also the major meaningful scenic spots.

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A stone sculpture in Huashan Mountain. (Photo/chinapic.people.com.cn)

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Huashan Mountain. (Photo/chinapic.people.com.cn)

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Huashan Mountain. (Photo/chinapic.people.com.cn)

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Tourists climb the Huashan Mountain. (Photo/chinapic.people.com.cn)

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Tourists climb the Huashan Mountain. (Photo/chinapic.people.com.cn)

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Tourists take photos in Huashan Mountain. (Photo/chinapic.people.com.cn)

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Huashan Mountain. (Photo/chinapic.people.com.cn)

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Huashan Mountain. (Photo/chinapic.people.com.cn)

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Huashan Mountain. (Photo/chinapic.people.com.cn)

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Huashan Mountain. (Photo/chinapic.people.com.cn)

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