Must-see on Mianshan Mountain

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Daluo Palace

In 732, during the reign of Emperor Xuanzong (685-762) of the Tang Dynasty, Emperor Xuanzong restored the Daluo Palace to a large-scale, thirteen-story Taoist architectural complex. It is sometimes called "Shanxi's Potala Palace." Min Zhiting, the former chairman of the China Taoist Association, inscribed "The First Taoist Temple Under Heaven" on the Daluo Palace. The supreme spirit of Taoism and other folk gods are worshipped here. The rare stone inscription "The Diamond Sutra" is displayed in the Baiyun Convent of the Daluo Palace. The white marble inscription "Daode Jing" main classic of Taoism by Laodan) and the sutra depository are the largest over the country.

Sky Bridge

The Sky Bridge is a plank road built alongside cliffs, over 300 meters long and less than one meter wide. Surrounded by clouds and mist, the bridge is suspended over 200 meters from the mountaintop and over 300 meters from the bottom of a gully. Walking along the bridge amidst clouds and mist will make tourists feel the bliss of strolling in the clouds. When standing on the bridge and looking back, you will find Wangbai Dragon (a cypress tree shaped like a dragon) and Rabbit Bridge, a marvelous sight. The most dangerous military fortresses of China—Shile Village and Dongshen Palace, built by Emperor Tai Zong for Lord Lao Zi—are located a short distance away.

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