Finding Tranquility in China’s Extraordinary Wuling Mountains


These two spectacular temples sit in China's most biodiverse mountain range, and you may have to pass through the clouds to reach its peak. Fanjingshan is located in China's Guizhou province and is the highest mountain of the Wulin mountain range. The tallest peak stands about 8000 feet above sea level. It is believed to have formed between 2 million and 65 million years ago.

The Red Clouds Golden Summit is the pinnacle of tranquility. A spire of rock rising upward from China’s Mount Fanjingshan in the Wuling Mountains, it soars above the clouds. Two temples sit atop this isolated natural wonder—the Temple of the Buddha and the Maitreya Temple. Buddhists come here to worship and take in the natural beauty of China’s most biodiverse mountain reserve, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

One of the most well known features at Fanjingshan is red cloud golden summit and the two temples sit on its peak which are connected by a stunning and heart-pounding narrow bridge. 

Fanjingshan has been a sacred place for centuries and it remains an important pilgrimage site for Buddhist worshipers around the world.

In 2012 Fanjingshan was named the 13th UNESCO natural heritage site in China securing China's top spot at having more Natural Heritage Sites than any other country.

Source: Great Big Story

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