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Mount Taishan
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Type of site: Mixed
Date: 1000 BC
Date of Inscription: 1987
Location: Asia, China, cities of Tai’an and Jinan-central Shandong Province, main peak in the city of Tai’an
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Description: The object of an imperial cult for nearly 2,000 years, the sacred Mount Tai ('shan' means 'mountain') holds artistic masterpieces that present a perfect harmony with the natural landscape. A continuous source of inspiration for Chinese artists and scholars and a symbol of ancient Chinese civilizations and beliefs. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  Mount Tai (Chinese: 泰山; Pinyin: Tài Shān) is a mountain of historical and cultural significance located north of the city of Tai'an, in Shandong Province, China. The tallest peak is Jade Emperor Peak (Simplified Chinese: 玉皇顶; Traditional Chinese: 玉皇頂; Pinyin: Yùhuáng Dīng), which is commonly reported as 1545 metres (5069 feet) tall, but is described by the Chinese government as 1532.7 metres (5028.5 feet). Mount Tai is one of the "Five Sacred Mountains of Taoism". It is associated with sunrise, birth, and renewal, and is often regarded the foremost of the five. The temples on its slopes have been a destination for pilgrims for 3,000 years. Location within ChinaMount Tai is located just north of the city of Tai'an and to the south of the provincial capital Jinan. It extends from 150 to 1,545 metres above sea level and covers an area of 426 square kilometres at its base. The Jade Emperor Peak is located at 36° 16′N and 117° 6′E. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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