Taishan Mountain Picture

Taishan Mountain is located in Shandong Province and considered as their most sacred peak by Chinese…

Taishan Mountain is located in Shandong Province and considered as their most sacred peak by Chinese. It is not merely the mountain home of the Gods such as Mt. Olympus or Mt. Sinai. The emperors of ancient China regarded Tai Shan as the son of the Emperor of Heaven, from whom they received their own authority to rule the people. The mountain functioned as a God who looked after the affairs of humans and who also acted as a communication channel for humans to speak to God. Seventy-two legendary emperors are said to have come to Taishan, but the first known evidence dates from a rock carving left on the mountain in 219 B.C. by Emperor Shi-huang who is remembered for having begun construction of the Great Wall. Historical record tells of the sometimes enormous retinues that would accompany an emperor on his pilgrimage to Taishan, lines of people might stretch from the bottom to the top of the mountain, a distance of over six miles. Besides royalty, artists and poets have also favored the holy peak. The walls lining the path up the mountain are covered with poems and tributes carved in stone, proclaiming the importance and beauty of the surroundings…

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