Facts and Data
Official Unesco Page
Unesco World heritage since: 2009
Size of heritage: 18,415 ha
- Buffer zone: 42,312 ha
With its five flat peaks, Mount Wutai is a sacred Buddhist mountain. The cultural landscape is home to forty-one monasteries and includes the East Main Hall of Foguang Temple, the highest surviving timber building of the Tang dynasty, with life-size clay sculptures. It also features the Ming dynasty Shuxiang Temple with a huge complex of 500 statues representing Buddhist stories woven into three-dimensional pictures of mountains and water. Overall, the buildings on the site catalogue the way in which Buddhist architecture developed and influenced palace building in China for over a millennium. Mount Wutai, literally, 'the five terrace mountain', is the highest in Northern China and is remarkable for its morphology of precipitous slopes with five open treeless peaks. Temples have been built on this site from the 1st century AD to the early 20th century.
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Hotels and places to stay
Liudianban Chain Hotel Dongguan Chang'an
Wutaishan Jingyuan Hotel
Futai Hotel - Wutaishan
Shiyou Hotel - Wutaishan
Longhua Hotel - Wutaishan
Wutaishan Youth Hotel
Wutai Mountain Chun Nuan Hua Kai Youth Hostel
E-Joy Holiday Chain Hotel Wutaishan Qingju(Domestic only)
Small airport - 71 mi (115 km) Shijiazhuang Daguocun International Airport
Medium airport - 80 mi (129 km) Taiyuan Wusu Airport
Large airport - 102 mi (165 km) Baita International Airport
Medium airport - 156 mi (251 km) Beijing Nanyuan Airport
Large airport - 159 mi (257 km) Beijing Capital International Airport
Large airport - 177 mi (285 km) Handan Airport
Medium airport - 179 mi (289 km) Tianjin Binhai International Airport
Large airport - 203 mi (327 km) Yaoqiang Airport
Large airport - 249 mi (402 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.