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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.
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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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