Shan Wutai

  • Location: Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province, North China
  • Feature: A World Heritage Site listed by UNESCO. It is the oldest and the most prestigious among the four.

Mount Wutai has an abundance of smaller peaks – many odd-shaped – rock outcroppings, steep cliffs, and beautiful caves, ponds of various sizes, bubbling springs and spring-fed streams. Many temples on Mount Wutai have, as an extra feature, pagodas. These vary in material from wood to brick to iron to stone, including more exotic materials such as glazed glass and crystal glass.