Mt Taishan

Mount Taishan

Mt Tai, the leader of the Five Sacred Mountains, is located in the center of Shandong Province, opposite the cities of Tai'an, Jinan and Zibo. Find out more about the basics of the Taishan Mountains and the attractions you can visit on the mountain and take to Mt Taishan. On my search for as many UNESCO sites as possible in the world, I came across a truly incredible place, Taishan Mountain China!

Taishan Mountain

For almost 2000 years, the holy Tai ('shan' means'mountain') was the subject of an emperor's worship, and the art works found there are in complete unison with the countryside. For two millennia, this holy hill has been a place of worship for the emperor and houses architectural and art works in complete balance with their surroundings.

A symbol of ancient Chinese civilisations and beliefs, Mount Taishan has always been a source of inspiration for the artists and scholars of this country. The holy mountain Taishan ('shan' means'mountain') formed almost 2. Renowned scientists - including Confucius, whose hometown Qufu is only 70 kilometres from Taishan - have dedicated poems, prose and calligraphy to the mountain.

The temple of the god of Taishan and the temple of the clouds of the Azur - dedicated to his daughter, the goddess Chaomu - served as a role models for other temples during the time of the empire in China. Taishan is the most renowned holy hill in China with extraordinary historical, culturally, aesthetically and scientifically value.

Taishan Mount, which rises on an area of 25,000 ha to 1,545 metres above the neighbouring plain, is regarded as one of China's most stunning vantage points and has been an important birthplace of Far Eastern civilization since time immemorial. There are 12 historic testimonies of royal ceremony in honour of heaven and earth, about 1,800 plates and epigraphs as well as 22 monuments which together make Mount Taishan the most important monuments of China, a world-famous treasury of ancestors.

Taishan Temple, the Taishan Temple of the God of Taishan, contains the Daoist work of 1.009 A.D. "The God of Taishan Making a Journey". Among the epigraphs are the Han Dynasty steles by Zhang Qian, Heng Fang and Madam Jin Sun, the Northern Qi Dynasty Valley of Epigraphs, the Eulogium on Taishan by Tang Xuanzong and the parallel steles of the Tang Dynasty.

Architectonic features, painting, in-situ sculptures, engravings and old tree decorations are incorporated into the Mt. Taishan area. Mt Taishan, one of the five holy hills of China, is a truly outstanding piece of art. Eleven doors, fourteen arches, fourteen newsstands and four gazebos spread along the 6,660 stairs between sky and ground are not only basic architectonic accomplishments, but the finishing touch by man for the features of a magnificent naturescape.

It was only with reference to Mount Taishan that the idea of a hill carrying human tracks, where charming constructions - links, gates or gazebos - stand in stark contrasts with dark pinewoods or scary rocks, could emerge. Taishan Mount is a singular witness of the ancient civilisations of Emperor China, especially with regard to their religion, art and deeds.

Taishan is a prominent example of a holy hill. Situated in the temple of the god of Taishan, the Palace of Heavenly Blessings (1.008 AD) is one of the three oldest Chinese castles. An azure blue temple of clouds, also built during the Song Dynasty, is characteristic of a mining architecture ensemble in the layout of its yards and building, and the Divine Rock Temple with its Thousand Buddha Hall are prominent and comprehensive specimens of great Buddhas.

Collectively they visualize the multicultural and spiritual aspect of the Tang and Songiod. Monte Taishan's nature and heritage consists of a traditionally inhabited village in the shape of a Neolithic ritual center (Dawenkou), which has become an excellent example of the tradition of civilization under the influence of irrevocable changes due to increased visits and tourist activity.

Taishan Mountain is directly and perceptibly linked to occurrences whose significance in global humanity cannot be stifled. Taishan Mountain, with almost 3 billion years of development, was created by complex geologic and biologic procedures that led to a huge rocks of thick flora rising above the nearby plains.

It is a tragic and imposing hill, an excellent blend of wonderful countryside and the effects of millennia of human use. Because of its long-standing holy place of worship, Mount Taishan has not been much altered. This set of elemental features allows Mount Taishan to present fully and precisely its harmonic composition as a nature that has been altered and improved by man to become the incarnation of the old China faith and cultur.

An aerial cableway was constructed before the estate was declared a World Patrimony, but most tourists enter the peak area via the 6,660 stairs. Mount Taishan's Patrimony of Culture meets all demands for authenticity: shape and style, material and essence, use and functionality, tradition and technique, place and environment, mind and aura.

Taishan's humanist and environmental surroundings have been well conserved in all majorities. Taishan Mountain has been under protection and management for over 3,000 years. Its current administration is the Management Committee of Strategic Points and Historic Sites of Taishan, Taian City, and consists of members of the National World Heritage Office, the Bureau of Cultural Relics and Religions, the Bureau of Hygiene and Environmental Protection and other operational divisions and administration entities.

Taishan's conservation and conservation funds are provided by the Taishan authorities and complemented by entry funds to beautiful areas. Taishan was named National Top Scene Spot in 1982 by the State Council of the People's Republic of China. In accordance with the World Cultural and Natural Heritage Act and other applicable legislation and regulation of the People's Republic of China, a general planning paper for the conservation of Taishan was adopted in October 2000 by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of Shandong Province, providing a legislative base for efficient measures for the coordinated conservation of Mt.

The World Heritage Site was set up by the Taian City authorities in 2004 to provide the highest levels of conservation within which each building design must be authorized by the competent authorities in accordance with applicable legislation and processes. Administration and safeguarding involved the design of load-bearing capacities and means of controlling the accessibility and the consideration of suggestions for the gradual removal or replacement of inappropriate structures by those with an appropriate architectonic design.

It is also necessary to rationalise and control the site, number and nature of small photographic and catering establishments in order to minimise negative effects on visitors' perception of nature and culture. Lastly, an appropriate assessment of the site's environmental conditions is needed to better demonstrate the full value of the area.

It is the real estate's unique long-term managerial goal to monitor the commercial and tourism activity within the protected area in order to ensure both the real estate's health and genuineness.

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