Brief information on Mountain Hua
Mt. Hua is situated in the south of Huayin County, 120 kilometers (about 75 miles) east from Xi’an, with Yellow River to the north. It is one of the five sacred mountains in China. The altitude of Mt. Hua is 2,200 meters. Mt. Hua is known as "the Number One Precipitous Mountain under Heaven.”
There are five peaks in Mt. Hua. From a distance, the five peaks seem to form the shape of a ’flower’ (hua in Chinese), the mountain got the name of “Huashan” in ancient time. It is always known for its precipitousness, as the old saying goes “There has been only one road up Mount Hua since ancient time.” The most dangerous places are the Cliffside Road and Sparrow Hawk’s Cliff, only few visitors take the risk to cross them.
Xi Yue Temple is a must-see scenic spot which is available to those people who are interested in Taoist culture. The Xi Yue Temple is 5 kilometers (about 3.1 miles) north from the foot of Mt. Hua. The temple was built in 134 BC and it is one of the earliest temples in ancient China. The temple was built for the emperors of different dynasties to held sacrificial ceremonies to the God of Mt. Hua.
*You can download the bilingual note to show it to a taxi driver or someone else to find your way to Mountain Hua if you plan to visit Mountain Hua and have language problems.
Chinese Pinyin: Hua Shan
Ticket Price: CNY 100
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