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U China Travel specializes in tailor-made travel. We strive to always create a comfortable and relaxing private travel experience for you. We are very experienced in working with family and business travelers. We also avoid the typical tourist restaurants, places targeting travelers. At U China Travel, Quality, Authenticity, and Flexibility are our top priorities.
As a boutique travel group we hope not to be the biggest, but strive to be the best travel company with the highest quality service in China.
Named for the resemblance the peak bares to a flower, Mt. Huashan is one of China's five sacred mountains. The mountain, standing 2,160 meters above sea level and located about 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Xian City in Shaanxi Province, is known for its spectacular natural splendor viewed in all directions from steep narrow pathways that run along the side of the mountain. Three peaks comprise the mountain including the North Peak known as Cloud Terrace Peak, the East Peak known as Facing Sun Peak, and the Middle Peak known as Jade Maiden Peak. It is perceived to be the most precipitous of the five sacred peaks including Hengshen in the northeast, Shongshan and Taishan in the east, and Hengshan in the southeast. Within the mountainous region are also many Taoist temples constructed by Emperors of the past, establishing Mt. Huashan as a holy pilgrimage site for Taoist believers.
A journey along the 12 kilometer path begins at the Jade Fountain Temple at the foot of the mountain. As you ascend the mountainside you will be awarded with scenic displays of twisted granite peaks sporadically covered with patches of gnarled pines. Along the climb to the top you will come across temples, shrines, pagodas, pavilions, and carvings that have become integrated aspects within the mountain's unique landscape. Iron chains that have been mounted into the sometimes quite steep surface provide assistance for climbers as they venture along the ridge.