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Mount Wutai

Introducing Mount Wutai, Mount Wutai Guide, Mount Wutai Travel Guide
Article from Shanxi Municipal Commission of Tourism

Mount Wutai is located in the northeast of Wutai County, Xinzhou City, Shanxi Province across Shanxi and Hebei Provinces. The Mount Wutai is seated on the "Ridge of Northern China", and the highest elevation is 3061 m. There are continuous ridges and peaks, staggered lofty mountains, like a tiger crouching a dragon curling, covering a total area of 607 km2.

Mount Wutai is formed by five surrounding peaks. The five peaks stand erect, go beyond the cloud surface, without trees at the top, flat and wide like a soil base, so it was given the name of Wutai.

Mount Wutai has a long culture of Buddhism, beautiful natural scenery, cool, refreshing and pleasant climate, numerous revolutionary sites and abundant geological heritages, and is a tourist scenic spot which is the collection of Buddhist shrine, summer resort, revolution shrine and geological base for science education.

Mount Wutai is now evaluated as: the World Cultural Heritage Site; the King of Four Famous Buddhist Mountains in China; the First Batch of National Level Scenic Area Announced by the State Council; the First Batch of Demonstration Forest Park; one of 35 Tourism Aces launched by China to foreign countries; National 5A scenic area; National Civilized Scenery Tourist Area Demonstration Site; one of Top Ten of the Great Mountains in China; National Geopark; National Natural and Cultural Heritage; the "leader" of development of tourism industry in Shanxi Province.

Quick Facts on Mount Wutai

Name: Mount Wutai
Location: 230Km Northeast of Taiyuan
Best Time to Visit: April to October
Recommended Time for a Visit: 2 Hours
Opening Hours: 07:30 - 18:00
Admission Fee: CNY 168 (April 1 to October 31); CNY 140 (November 1 to next March 31)
Eco-bus: CNY 50 (It's valid for three days)
Dailuo Peak cable car: CNY 35 (up-bound), CNY 30 (down-bound)

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