Temple bell – Wutaishan Buddhism resort – China

外人不许打钟 / No touch by unauthorized personnels


Mount Wutai is a sacred Buddhist mountain.

photo by Liu Hao © All rights reserved.   source : UNESCO World Heritage Centre » World Heritage List 1279

Mount Wutai
Mount Wutai (Chinese:五台山, literally “Five Plateau Mountain”), also known as Qingliang Shan is located in China, and is one of the Four Sacred Mountains in Chinese Buddhism. The mountain is home to many of China’s most important monasteries and temples. host over 53 sacred monasteries. Elevation 3,058 m 10,033 ft UNESCO World Heritage Site (excerpts from Wikipedia)
Zunsheng Temple 11

Looking down over the Zunsheng Temple from the Manjusri Hall.

photo by Angus Cepka [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC-BY-SA-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons


Nanshan (South-Hill) Temple


View of Taihuai with its temples and the stupa

photo by Doron (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


The Great White Pagoda of Tayuan Temple (built in 1582 during the Ming Dynasty)

Yuanzhao Temple2

The Grand Hall at the Yuanzhao Temple

Photo by Angus Cepka [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC-BY-SA-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons


The Copper Palace (erected in the Ming Dynasty, four to five hundred years ago) behind a pillar in the Xiantong Temple


photos by Zhenyu Liu unless otherwise the author of the photo is specified

These photos are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.


6 thoughts on “Temple bell – Wutaishan Buddhism resort – China

    • Hello, Julie! Thank you for your comment.
      As for this world heritage site, a bird’s-eye view does not have power to appeal for, because a range is too wide. It seems to be difficult to get a clear photo for high altitudes, and a lot of tourists disturb the photography. Because there was no help for it, I used the photos from Wikimedia. But there are not at all the photos which I can evaluate here either. I knew that it was difficult to show this world heritage with photos. I added a piece from the UNESCO’s site and largely reduced the number of photos today. I think that people will not realize the greatness of that site without visiting.

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