In a country as large as China, hiking, trekking and climbing opportunities abound, but for many Chinese outdoors-enthusiasts, climbing the five sacred Taoist mountains is a lifelong goal. Besides housing at least one temple, all important pilgrimage spots, each of the sacred peaks are beautiful in their own right.
Five Great Mountains of Taoism
The five holy mountains associated with Taoism are loosely associated with the cardinal directions. The five are said to represent the body of Pangu, the creator, with Tai Mountain as the head in the East.
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