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Wutai Shan

(wo͞o-tī shän), mountain range, extending c.150 mi (240 km) across NE Shanxi and NW Hebei prov., NE China. The mountains, rising to c.10,035 ft (3,058 m), are sacred to Buddhists and contain monasteries frequented by pilgrims.

Wut’ai Shan


a mountain range in East China, in Shansi Province. The range is approximately 170 km long, and the maximum elevation is 2,894 m. Wut’ai Shan is composed primarily of sedimentary limestones and sandstones and igneous rocks. The tops of its peaks are flat, and the slopes are steep. The broad-leaved and pine forests of the range have been almost entirely cleared away. There are numerous Buddhist monasteries on the summits of Wut’ai Shan.

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With such stage language and scenario, See Mount Wutai Again gave a refreshing interpretation of Buddhist allusions and rituals like lofty mountains and flowing water, and enabled philosophical reflections.
See Mount Wutai Again is not only a key project to promote overall overhaul and upgrade of Mount Wutai and accelerate the development of the cultural industry, but also a major move to aggressively promote the transformation and leapfrog development of Mount Wutai's tourism industry, and marks Shanxi province's another leap to grow into a province with a flourishing cultural industry.
It was against this background of the late Ming succession that envoys were dispatched to pray on famous mountains, Mount Wutai and Wudang included.
25) and it was Fudeng who left Mount Wutai to collect donations for the Dharma assembly.
Third, in contrast, Cisheng dispatched eunuchs to Mount Wutai to obtain help from Buddhist monks, for the benefit of Lady Wang.
The Fonguozhongxin temple and the ironically-named Temple of the God of Wealth have had their business licenses revoked and are currently being investigated by the Mount Wutai Administration Bureau.
Some may say cheating tourists out of a few extra dollars is not a big deal, and may even be common in especially tourist-heavy areas like Mount Wutai, but the problem of the fake monks is also thay they have turned physically dangerous in the past.
We will continue to regulate temples and shops on Mount Wutai to display a good image to tourists," the director of the Mount Wutai Administration Bureau said to Xinhua.
Mount Wutai, located in Shanxi Province, is the highest mountain in northern China and is remarkable for its morphology characterized by precipitous sides with five open treeless peaks.
The universe of the poetry of Mount Wutai reflects the magic and mystery of medieval Chinese Buddhism, with auspicious birds and roaring lions, holy lamps that fly through the air and divine bells that sound without being struck.
The theory of the three periods of the Buddha's teachings, particularly the belief that the period of the Final Dharma had begun, lent an urgency to the medieval Chinese pilgrims' wish to experience the transformation and manifestation of the bodhisattva Manjusri on Mount Wutai.
Therefore it is not surprising that the Buddhist concept of the pure lands or buddha lands also occurs as a theme in the Mount Wutai poems.