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Taishan Mountain – World Cultural and Natural Heritage

In 1987, Mount Tai was listed on the World Heritage List. The World Heritage Committee evaluated Taishan: “For two thousand years, it has been the object of imperial worship. The masterpieces of the mountains are perfectly and harmoniously integrated with the natural landscape. Taishan has always been the spiritual source of Chinese artists and scholars, and is an ancient Chinese civilization and belief symbol.

Taishan is located in the central part of Shandong Province in eastern China, spanning the cities of Tai’an and Jinan. The total area is 24,200 hectares. The main peak, Yuhuangding, is 1,545 meters above sea level. It is the highest mountain in the Shandong hills. The scenery of Mount Tai is famous for its magnificentness. The mountainous terrain, the heavy shape, the setting of the pines and boulder, the change of the clouds and the haze, make it both beautiful and magnificent, and it is the master of Chinese landscapes. Taishan’s top-top Jade Emperor’s sunrise and the sea of clouds are the iconic wonders of Mount Tai. Countless visitors have started climbing in the middle of the night in order to see the sunrise of Mount Tai.

Taishan has a very unique symbol of political power, and it has been in the history of the monarchy to worship for 3,000 years.

According to the traditional Chinese culture, Mount Tai is located in the easternmost part of China. The east is the place where the sun rises. The place where Mount Tai is located is the auspicious place for the development of all things. Therefore, it is regarded as the symbol of heaven and the embodiment of God. In order to show that their ruling power was granted by the Emperor of Heaven, the emperors of the dynasty have come to the heavens and the mountains of Taishan, which is close to the heavens. This is the Taishan Fengchan Grand Ceremony.

With the rise of Fengchan, the ancient dynasties continued to build temples and gods in the mountains of Taishan. Scholars and literati are admiring Taishan, and have come to travel, leaving many immortal masterpieces and calligraphy treasures. Therefore, Taishan has become a treasure trove of cultural heritage. According to incomplete statistics, there are nearly 100 ancient sites in Taishan and more than 20 ancient buildings. They provide real materials for studying the history of ancient Chinese architecture. Among them, the Temple of Taishan Temple is the same as the Forbidden City in Beijing. “one. Mount Tai is also the most famous and best preserved stone inscription in all the famous mountains in China. There are more than 2,000 places in the world. It is the exhibition hall of Chinese calligraphy and stone carving art.

Mr. Lucas, an expert of the UNESCO Natural Heritage Association, gave a very high evaluation after his visit to Taishan in May 1987. He said: “World heritage has different characteristics, either natural or cultural. The heritage of rarely double value is in the same protected area, and Mount Tai is a heritage of double value. This means that China has contributed a unique and unique heritage.” In 1988, Mount Tai was named by UNESCO. It is the first of the “Nine Comprehensive Heritages of the World”.

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