Culture Shock! China - A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette, 2nd Edition

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the more devout prostrating themselves every few steps as
they approach the peak. The trek to the top is meant to fill
one with a sense of the frailty of human existence and build
a sense of unity with nature.

Sacred Mountains to Visit in China
„ Tai Shan (Shandong)
„ Heng Shan (Hunan)
„ Putuoshan (Zhejaing)
„ Emei Shan (Sichuan)
„ Song Shan (Henan)
„ Wutai Shan (Shanxi)
„ Huang Shan (Anhui)
„ Jiuhua Shan (Anhui)

In addition to being able to appreciate jaw-dropping views,
ancient temples, poems and inscriptions along the way, one
of the most enjoyable parts of the experience is meeting
hearty grandmothers trotting up the mountainsides with
their temple bag draped over their shoulder, as well as being
passed by ill-equipped high-heeled city dwellers tackling
nature for the first time.
A great resource for more remote China adventures is If nothing else, frequent visits
will ignite your imagination and fuel your knowledge of the
less-worn trail that one can walk when discovering one of
the largest countries in the world.

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