Pray for good luck: temples for Spring Festival prayers

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Wutai Mountain, Shanxi

Standing at the northeast part of Shanxi Province, Wutai Mountain is one of the four mountains of China sacred to Buddhism. It has the distinction of having been identified as the most prestigious and oldest one. 360 temples were built here dating back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907) but now only 47 of them exist. Among these magnificent temples, five are the most famous: Xiantong Temple, Tayuan Temple, Manjusri Temple, Shuxiang Temple, and Luohou Temple. Thousands of pilgrims and visitors come here every year.

Entry: 168 yuan/person (April- Oct.); 140 yuan/person (Nov. – March)

Opening Hours: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Getting there: Take bus No.201 to Taiyuan East Long Distance Bus Station, where there are buses to Mount Wutai. It takes about 4 hours to Mount Wutai, and the fare is about 70 yuan per person.

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