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CHINA | Wednesday, 21 March 2007 | Views [866]

TaiShan (泰山)

According to Chinese legend, life was created at Taishan and its almost poetic that I am starting my China Tour in TaiShan.

Good: Main selling point in my opinion is the numerous interesting temples that lies along the way up to the mountain. And the view from the top is at least one which I have never seen in my life.

Bad : Somehow, the Chinese seems to be too enterprising for its own good. Basically I am amazed at how they managed to build a mini city in the sky, plus all the touting vendors up at the peak. The stone stairways and corridors seems to destroy the natural beauty of the mountains. And the climb is so terribly strenuous that in the end the view did not really payoff the effort I made to reach it.

Going Up

Long Way Up

View from the top (Looks a bit blurry but none digitally touched up


City in the sky

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