Monte Tai, Taishan, Tai’an, China 

A mountain of historical and cultural significance located north of the city of Tai’an, in Shandong province, China. The tallest peak is the Jade Emperor Peak, which is commonly reported as 1,545 metres tall, but is described by the PRC government as 1,532.7 metres. Mount Tai is known as the eastern mountain of the Five Great Mountains of China.

It is associated with sunrise, birth, and renewal, and is often regarded the foremost of the five. Mount Tai has been a place of worship for at least 3,000 years and served as one of the most important ceremonial centers of China during large portions of this period.Mount Tai has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.

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