Top 15 famous mountains in China
China is vast and has a lot of beautiful scenery, so do you know which are the most famous mountains in China?
Here, Dolma summarizes the 15 most famous mountains in China, let’s take a look!
When it comes to Mount Huangshan, most people will think of the famous peak which has the reputation of “the five mountains do not see the mountain, but Mount Huangshan does not see the mountain”.
Huangshan Mountain is one of the most famous mountains in China since ancient times, the strange pines, strange rocks, sea of clouds, and hot springs are called the “four best” of Huangshan Mountain, which is known as the “fairyland on earth”.
Huangshan Mountain’s sea of clouds is so enchanting that standing at the top of the mountain and looking at the sea of clouds is like entering a fairyland.
Address: National Highway 205, Huangshan District, Huangshan City, Anhui Province
Mount Tai is one of the famous Five Mountains in China, and is known as “the head of the Five Mountains”, “the longest of the Five Mountains”, “the highest of the Five Mountains” and “the first mountain in the world”. “It is also known as World Natural and Cultural Heritage, World Geopark, National Key Scenic Spot, and National Civilized Scenic Tourism Area.
Since the Qin Dynasty, 12 emperors have come to Mount Tai to make a pilgrimage, and this has led to the sacred status of Mount Tai being raised to an unparalleled degree.
According to my understanding, since ancient times, Mount Tai has been regarded as the paradise of “direct access to the emperor’s throne” and has become a sacred mountain for the people to worship and the emperor to sue for sacrifice.
It is the symbol of the Chinese nation, the epitome of Eastern culture, and the place where the idea of “unity of heaven and man” is placed.
Address: Hongmen Road, Taishan District, Tai’an City, Shandong Province
Speaking of famous Chinese Buddhist mountains, I have to mention Wutai Mountain located in Shanxi. Wutai Mountain is not only one of the four most famous Buddhist mountains in China but also one of the top five Buddhist holy places in the world and one of the top ten famous mountains in China. It is a national 5A tourist attraction that integrates natural scenery, historical relics, ancient art, Buddhist culture, Mingu style, and summer retreat.
Wutai Mountain is one of the four most famous Buddhist mountains in China, known as “Golden Wutai”, and is the dojo of Manjushri Bodhisattva, famous for its rich Buddhist culture at home and abroad.
There are 86 places of religious activities in Wutai Mountain, and it has a large group of ancient Buddhist buildings in East Asia and even in the world, which enjoys the reputation of “Buddha Country”.
Address: Taihu Town, Wutai County, Xinzhou City, Shanxi Province
Wudang Mountain is a famous Taoist holy place, the birthplace of Taijiquan, a national key scenic spot, and the ancient architectural complex is on the list of world cultural heritage. Wudang Mountain has beautiful scenery, beautiful mountains, rivers, and many peaks, and it is always purple and cloudy, as well as a large scale of ancient buildings, profound martial arts, and long-standing Taoist culture, which all add to the mysterious and ethereal quality of Wudang Mountain.
Wudang Mountain has been awarded as National 5A Tourist Scenic Area, National Forest Park, China’s top ten famous summer resort mountains, cross-strait exchange base, and selected as the most beautiful “National Geological Park”.
Address: The Street, Danjiangkou City, Shiyan City, Hubei Province
Huashan is one of the Five Mountains of China, the birthplace of Chinese civilization and the sacred mountain of the Chinese nation, and is a national scenic spot. Mount Hua is a majestic and steep mountain with steep walls and beautiful peaks, which has been known as “the most dangerous mountain in the world” and “the most dangerous mountain in the world” since ancient times. Mount Hua is the sacred mountain of the Chinese nation, and the Chinese name “Hua” originates from Mount Hua, which gives it the name of “the root of China”.
It has been awarded as one of the top ten famous mountains in China, a national 5A-level tourist attraction, and one of the “2020 Top Summer Vacation Mountains in China”.
Address: Huashan Town, Huayin City, Weinan City, Shaanxi Province
Mt. Songshan is a famous Buddhist mountain, which has been named a national key scenic spot, a world geopark, a national 5A tourist attraction, and one of the most famous mountains in China in the “2020 China Summer Vacation Mountain List”.
It is one of the most famous mountains in China. It has the oldest Han Dynasty ritual architecture in China, and the cultural relics are scattered here and there.
Address: Dengfeng City, Zhengzhou City, Henan Province
Mount Heng is one of the “Five Mountains” in China, and is a famous Taoist and Buddhist shrine in China.
The main peaks of Mount Heng are Huiyan Peak, Zhurong Peak, Zigai Peak, Tianzhu Peak, Yuelu Mountain, etc. The highest peak Zhurong Peak is 1300.2 meters above sea level.
As far as I know, Mount Hengshan has better climatic conditions than the other four mountains, and the natural scenery is very beautiful because of the lush forests and bamboo everywhere, which are green all year round, and the exotic flowers and plants, which are fragrant at all times.
Address: Nanyue Town, Nanyue District, Hengyang City, Hunan Province
Wuyi Mountain’s natural scenery is unique, the core scenic area is a Danxia landform, the scenic area of a deep and clear Jiuqu River ringed in the mountains, the two banks of the Dan cliffs stand, and a variety of postures. For thousands of years, the unique geographical environment and natural conditions have given birth to the world-renowned biodiversity of Wuyi Mountain.
The clear water of the stream is the soul of Wuyi Mountain, and a ride on a simple bamboo raft into the mountains and water is like being part of a mythical realm that is so refreshing, with the scenery on both sides slowly moving backward. The waves are glistening, the mountains are walking, and there is a feeling of “people swimming in a painting”.
Address: Wuyishan City, Nanping City, Fujian Province
The three major sights of Mount Emei are the sunrise, the sea of clouds, and Buddha’s light.
Emei Mountain is one of the four most famous Buddhist mountains in China, a World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site, and a national 5A tourist attraction with steep terrain, known for its majestic natural scenery and magical Buddhist culture.
Life is busy, do not miss the sunset and sunset. Every sunset is the last gentle sun in the sky.
And Emei Mountain, what can bring you, is in every unconscious evening, to give you the most tender surprise and love.
Address: Emeishan City, Leshan, Sichuan Province
Hengshan Mountain Scenic Spot is a national scenic spot, which was once called Changshan, Hengzong, Yuanyue, and Ziyue. Among them, Pouring Horse Pass, Zijing Pass, Pingxing Pass, Yanmen Pass, and Ningwu Pass are dangerous and are the key to the Jizhong Plain from the Seaport Plateau, which has been a must-compete place for soldiers since ancient times.
The main peak, Tianfengling, is located in the south of Hunyuan County, with an altitude of 2016.1 meters, and is called “the northern pillar of the human sky” and “the most famous mountain in the north”.
Address: Dajiangyao Town, Hunyuan County, Datong City, Shanxi Province
Turtle Peak is a typical Danxia landform with clear contours, hard, handsome, peculiar shapes, and treacherous mountains. These rocks have been carved and decorated through the years, forming the form of no mountain without a turtle and no rock without a turtle.
From the bottom to the top of the peak, there are artificially carved-out stone stacks that lead to the top. The gnarled branches of a pine tree next to the pathway are so old that half of the roots are poking into the cracks of the cliff and half are sticking up in the air, stretching and struggling, interpreting the indomitable spirit of life.
In the middle of the rocky forest, looking up high, the mountains, the forests, the majestic. All this, the beauty of the majestic picturesque, will make you feel relaxed and thoughtful.
Address: Yiyang County, Shangrao City, Jiangxi Province
Tianzhu Mountain presents natural landscapes of strange peaks, weird rocks, secluded caves, and canyons, and is famous for its majesty, wonder, spirit, and beauty, and is a national 5A-level tourist attraction and a world geological park. Tianzhu Mountain has exuberant vegetation and a 97% forest coverage rate, which is known as a green museum and a natural oxygen bar and is an excellent destination for leisure, vacation, and health.
Tianzhu Mountain has the only ultra-high-pressure metamorphic zone with the largest exposed area and the deepest exposure in the world, and it is especially known as the most beautiful granite landform in the world by geologists for its collapse and mounding landscape, which is also called “the earth’s secret teller”.
Address: Qianshan City, Anqing City, Anhui Province
Wugong Mountain is a national 5A-level tourist attraction. The scenery of the mountain is naturally formed with “peaks, caves, waterfalls, rocks, clouds, pines and temples”, which is summarized by experts as follows: meadow wonders, majestic mountain scenery, unique waterfalls, excellent ecology, amazing sky, and humanities, with landscape diversity, ecological diversity, and cultural diversity.
In summer, there is greenery everywhere on Wugong Mountain, and the vibrant greenery and blue sky, and white clouds are naturally connected, which looks refreshing!
Standing on the grassy mountain and looking at the hazy clouds, I feel the vastness of the earth and the magnificence of the mountains and rivers. The mountain is about to wan rising sun, that warm sunlight shining on the earth, that orange light will be enveloped in the mountains, looks so beautiful, so beautiful, keep walking, as if also do not know tired, with the beautiful scenery, people’s mood is always so pleasant and relaxed!
Address: Luxi County, Pingxiang City, Jiangxi Province
Mount Everest is the main peak of the Himalayas, with an altitude of 8848.86 meters, the world’s highest peak and the highest mountain in the world. It is located on the border line between China and Nepal, the north in China’s Tibet Tingri County, the south in Nepal, the top is located in China, is the world’s highest peak, and is also the center of China across four counties of the Everest Nature Reserve and Nepal National Park.
Address: Dingri County, Rikaze City, Tibet Autonomous Region
Qingcheng Mountain is one of the four famous Taoist mountains in China, one of the five immortal mountains, a world cultural heritage, a national key cultural relic protection unit, a national key scenic spot, and a global Taoist holiness site.
The area of the scenic spot is 200 square kilometers, and the highest peak, Laojunge, is 1260 meters above sea level. Qingcheng Mountain is divided into front and back mountains, with undulating peaks and lush forests, and enjoys the reputation of “the seclusion of Qingcheng”, and has been selected as one of the “2020 China’s Top Summer Mountains”.
Address: Qingchengshan Town, Dujiangyan City, Chengdu, Sichuan Province
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Author: Travel Blogger Dolma
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