Top 10 Things to do in Wutai County, China

August 6, 2017 Frederic Celentano

Wutai County in China, from Asia region, is best know for Mountains. Discover best things to do in Wutai County with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!

1. Wutai Shan (Five Terrace Mountain)

Within Wutai County, Wutai County 035500, China
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4.5 based on 421 reviews

Wutai Shan (Five Terrace Mountain)

Consisting of five high plateaus, this area is one of China's four sacred Buddhist Mountains.

Reviewed By AndrewYew - Singapore, Singapore

So many good reviews have already been written about this place so I will just write something different. The temple here is the base for Manjusri Buddha (Wen Shu Pussa, in Chinese) so the buddhism here is a cross between Mahayana and Tibetan Buddhism. As China is a communist country (which does believe in any religion) for sometime, much spirituality has been lost. Much of what you see here has been commercialized so do not expect to be enlightened. Instead of the pure philosophy of Buddhism, much of the practice here is to pray to the Gods for salvation and good fortune. Here, you will be certain to meet many Chinese tourists and many gift shops but nibbana will be hard to find.

2. Former Residence of Yan Xishan

Hebian Village, Dingxiang County 035500, China
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Former Residence of Yan Xishan

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor China Member

非常值得现在的年轻人去看看!旅行日期是十年前了,可惜这里无法选择早前的日期。
去五台山路过阎老爷子旧居,跟随大部队去的,参观的人很多,老爷子的书法很不错诗词也写的很好,他老人家是给很有胸怀和志向的一个人,参观了卧室和地下通道,也是给很有心计的一个人哦。值得一看!

3. Xinzhou Shouning Temple

Northeast of Yuaping, Yuanping 034100, China
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4 based on 1 reviews

Xinzhou Shouning Temple

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor China Member

寿宁寺在原平市的五峰山上。五峰山就是五座山峰,风景很美,可一路登山而上,这样处处是景,有山有水,寿宁寺在中峰上,每年的四月初八都有祭会。
建于中峰之上的寿宁寺,也被称为小五台。很典型的中国庙宇,现存有一些庙宇和僧房还新建了一些建筑。

4. Dailuo Ding of Wutai Mountain

East of Taihuai Town, Wutai County 035515, China
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Dailuo Ding of Wutai Mountain

Reviewed By Scentedlotus - Australia

Mongolian,Tibetan and Chinese Buddhists,both those ordained and laity, make journeys of pilgrimage to this treasure house of spiritual antiquity... Set in a valley enshrined with massive white Stupas and golden roofed temples,in which are housed ancient statues and texts the five peaks in the shape of a dragon are holding this sacred space within.To climb Dailuo peak( which can also be accessed by stout ponies or by ski lift), is an arduous but infinitely rewarding trek.after several hours of scrambling uo steep dusty slopes under crisp blue skies, I stood in the temple , listening to the flapping of prayer flags and rustling poplars,and felt that to be able to visit such a place was one of the trails truest rewards... Tuely a mountain with crystal peaks! Ann Hamilton

5. Tayuan Temple

Tayuan Temple, Taihuai Town, Wutai County 035515, China
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4 based on 18 reviews

Tayuan Temple

Reviewed By AndrewYew - Singapore, Singapore

This Temple contains the Sarira Stupa (50m tall) with embedded Buddha Relic inside. There are prayer wheels surrounding the whole Stupa. During Emperor Wanli's reign, the stupa was hived off from the Xian Tong Temple to create a separate temple for his mother the Dowager Empress Cisheng. Walk around the Stupa clockwise and spin the wheels.

6. Xian Tong Temple

Xiantong Temple, Mount Wutai, Wutai County, China +86 350 654 5414
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Xian Tong Temple

Reviewed By Stuart_Donald - Royston, United Kingdom

Small entry fee, small site it doesn't take long to get around. Highlight is the monks chanting at prayer times

7. Bodhisattva Temple

Lingjiu Peak, North of Xiantog Temple, Taihuai Town, Wutai County, China
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Bodhisattva Temple

Reviewed By Stuart_Donald - Royston, United Kingdom

Lovely temple complex on top of steep hill. I took a shuttle bus up and walked down, 1000 odd steps. The temple is fantastic and you can take part in incence burning if you wish. Its a living monetary so dress respectfully and don't take pictures of monks or relics.

8. Longquan Temple

Zhongtai Mountain, Wutai County, China
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5 based on 6 reviews

Longquan Temple

Reviewed By jaegerglueck - Berlin

Dieses Kloster liegt etwas außerhalb und wird vielleicht deshalb von weniger Besuchern angesteuert. Ich kann aber nur empfehlen, hierfür etwa 1 Stunde einzuplanen und durch die Höfe und Gebäude des Komplexes bis hinauf zum sehr alten Haupttempel zu gehen.

9. Wanfoge Temple

Taihuai Township Central, Wutai County, China +86 350 654 5428
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Wanfoge Temple

Reviewed By AndrewYew - Singapore, Singapore

The rough story goes something like this. This region faces drought frequently and the people suffered. So one day, Manjusri went to borrow a "cool stone" from the Dragon King to cool this region and bring rain. The Dragon King was unhappy and lost his cool. Then his Five Dragon Princes came here to retrieve the cool stone but were placated by the Manjusri Bodhisattva. So this temple is a place now where many people come to pray for rain and for their wishes to come true. Because of his ability to grant wishes, this temple is the most popular temple in Wutai. May 13 (Lunar) is the birthday of Wuye and is said to be the date where your dreams declared to Wuye are most likely to come true. While the entrance to the temple is free, if you wish to pray, you have to pay a high price for the incense. (RMB 100, 200, 300 etc) candles, etc. There are also many privateer that will accost you when you try to pray. They will assist you to light your incense and teach you to pray in the four directions. They will then ask for a very high service fee like RMB 300-1000. I tried to pay him RMB50 but we settled for RMB100. In other parts of Asia, such a temple (with such services) would typically be considered a Taoist Temple but here it is combined with Buddhist Gods and the chinese here has consummate skills in commercialising both Gods and Buddhas. If your wish were to come true, then you are required to return to the Temple within 3 years to offer your thanks. At this temple, and other temples, you can find offerings and donations from people (typically HongKies) whose wishes have been granted by the Five Dragon Prince (Wuye). May you have a fruitful trip here and experience the power of Wuye.

10. Fanxian Mountain

Fanxian Mountain, South of Taihuai Town, Wutai County 035515, China
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5 based on 1 reviews

Fanxian Mountain

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor China Member

梵仙山又称灵应寺位于大白塔之南,草木茂盛,坐落在山顶,红墙黄瓦很醒目。这并不是什么寺庙,而是一座大仙庙,所谓的大仙就是狐仙,可以拜狐大仙求姻缘,没有什么讲究,带些香火供品即可。

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