There are Five Famous Mountains in China: Mount Tai in Shangdong Province, Mount Heng in Hunan Province, Mount Hua in Shanxi Province, Mount Heng in Shanxi Province and Mount Song in Henan Province. Among all these five famous mountains, Mount Tai ranks the No.1. It has the reputation of "the first mountain in the world". The elevation of Mount Tai is 1532.7 meters above sea level. For thousands of years the penetration of spiritual culture, Mount Tai was on the list of the world natural and cultural heritage in 1987.
The word "Tai" in Chinese means stability and peace. Since the ancient times, Mount Tai has been a place of worship and served as the foremost ceremonial center for eastern China. It was said that 72 emperors of different dynasties made pilgrimages here. In addition, many poets and literary scholars also visited the mountain to gain inspiration. Meanwhile the mountain also played an important role in the development of Buddhism and Taoism.
The typical character of natural scenery of Mt. Taishan is splendid, graceful, and spacious. The lofty peaks, deep valleys, enchanting rocks and the centuries-old pines are the four wonders of Mount Tai. Also Mount Tai is famous for the beautiful sunrise which attracts a large numbers of tourists from home and abroad every day. But it will take almost 6 hours to get to the top of it on foot. Not everyone can conquer it.
Besides the charming natural scenery, Taishan Mountain is a natural museum abounding with cultural relics and artworks. A large number of carved stones on Mount Tai are famous the world. Some of these stone carvings have a plenty of emperor personally inscribed by celebrities, which are exquisitely made elegant language style. Stone carvings and stone inscriptions were a important record of the history of Mount Tai and also regarded as one of the wonderful scenery nowadays.
The best time to visit Mount Tai is in summer. With cool temperature, the flourishing blossom, falling petals, green trees and limpid steams will make you feel like you are in heaven. If you are full of energy and want to challenge yourself during your vacation, then climb Mount Tia is a good choice. After a night of climbing, you will see the beautiful sunrise. This will leave you an unforgettable memory in your China tour.