Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Mount Wutai

According with the sender, this first postcard shows the Mount Wutai, but there is nothing in the card that identifies it. Even the image is not easily identifiable... So I was very happy when I received the second card, well identified and with a well known image

Mount Wutai
This postcard was sent by Bosen

Mount Wutai (Chinese五台山pinyinWǔtái shān; literally: "Five Plateau Mountain"), also known as Wutai Mountain or Qingliang Shan, is a Buddhist sacred site located at the headwaters of river Qingshui, in the Chinese northeastern province of Shanxi, surrounded by a cluster of flat-topped peaks (North, South, East, West, and Central). The North peak, called Beitai Ding or Yedou Feng, is the highest (3,061 m) of these, and is also the highest point in northern China. 

Mount Wutai
This postcard was sent by Danise

As host to over 53 sacred monasteries, Mount Wutai is home to many of China's most important monasteries and temples.
Nanshan Temple is a large temple in Mount Wǔtái, first built in the Yuan DynastyOther major temples include Xiantong TempleTayuan Temple and Pusading Temple. - in: wikipedia

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