Many well-known mountains in China are majestic, exotic, sacred, and beautiful. These mountains attract people to visit every year. After reading this article, you will get a list of places to visit when coming to China.
With the large number of mountains that China possesses, it is hard to choose the most worth visiting. Here are the most famous mountains in China that you can refer to:
1. The Yellow Mountains
The Yellow Mountains is in Huangshan City, Anhui Province, spanning Neiyi County, Xiuning County, Huangshan District, and Huizhou County, covering an area of 1,078 square kilometers.
This place includes five wonders, including dawn, strange pine, strange rocks, a sea of clouds, and hot springs. They amaze domestic and foreign tourists.
The 72 peaks of Hoang Son mountain are majestic, steep, and beautiful and have a well-proportioned layout.
The Yellow Mountains have now become the representative of the famous mountains of China and the symbol of China along with the Yangtze River, the Great Wall, and the Yellow River.
2. Mount Emei
Sichuan Emei Mountain is in Emeishan City, Sichuan Province, China. The scenic area covers an area of 154 square kilometers. Mount Emei has steep terrain and beautiful scenery, dubbed “the most beautiful in the world.”
Mount Emei has about 26 temples as a famous Buddhist mountain in China. Eight of them are significant temples and regularly host Buddhist events.
Together with Mount Wutai in Shanxi, Mount Putuo in Zhejiang, and Mount Jiuhua in Anhui, it is one of the Four Famous Mountains of Chinese Buddhism and is the world-famous Taoist Puxian temple.
Mount Emi is towering and majestic, and the trees are lush, giving it the reputation of “Xiongxiu.” At Golden Summit, you can enjoy four views: sunrise, a sea of clouds, Buddha lights, and holy lights.
3. Mount Tai
Mount Tai is in the center of Shandong province. It is about 200 km long from east to west and 50 km wide from north to south. The main peak, Yuhuangding, is in the north of Tai’an city, with an elevation of 1545 meters.
Tai looks at the Yellow Sea in the east, the Yellow River in the west, the homeland of Confucius and Mencius in the foreground, and Jinan, the spring city in the background, the epitome of history and culture.
Mount Tai today is majestic, vast, and profound, standing out in the east of the world, embodying the style of an ancient civilization.
4. Mount Wutai
Mount Wutai is in Shanxi Province. The planning area of the scenic spot is 607 square kilometers, and the administrative area is 436 square kilometers.
In this mountainous region, there are many famous temples and pagodas such as Tayuan temple, Dailuoding temple, Nanshan temple, Wanfo temple, Bishan temple, etc.
Mount Wutai is one of the four famous Chinese mountains of Buddhism. Every year, a large number of tourists come to this mountain to visit.
5. Mount Jiuhua
Jiuhua Mountain is in Qingyang County, Anhui Province. It is one of three major mountain systems south of Anhui, and its main part is a strongly faulted uplift consisting of granite blocks.
In the northern subtropical region, Jiuhua mountain is not only influenced by the humid monsoon but also limited by the altitude and topography, so it has the characteristics of a temperate, humid and shady mountain climate.
Jiuhua Mountain overlooks the Yangtze River to the north, Huangshan Mountain to the south, Taiping Lake to the east, and Chizhou to the west, stretching over 100 kilometers.
Jiuhua has ninety-nine peaks. The highest one, Shiwang, is 1342 meters above sea level. The total area of Cuu Hoa Son is about 120 km2.
6. Mount Everest
Mount Qomolangma (Everest) is the main peak of the Himalayas, with an altitude of 8844.43 meters, the highest peak on earth.
“Qomolangma” in Tibetan means “mother of the earth” and is the name of Mount Everest in Nepali. In Tibetan mythology, Qomolangma is considered the third of the five fairies. She is the honor of the mountains, the top of the earth.
This mountain is very majestic. Within 20 km of it, there are many peaks. Over 40 peaks that rise more than 7,000 meters above sea level form a magnificent backdrop.
7. Wuyi Mountains
Mount Wuyi is at the junction of Jiangxi Province and Northwest Fujian.
With a total area of 999.75 square kilometers at the southeastern foot of the northern part of the Wuyi Mountains, it is a typical Danxia terrain and is one of the first national scenic spots.
Mount Wuyi is the famous mountain of the Three Religions (Confucianism, Taoism, and Taoism).
Since the Qin and Han dynasties, Wuyi Mountain has been inhabited by the Yuliu Zen family, leaving behind numerous temples, Taoist shrines, and monastic sites.
Wuyi Mountain used to be where Confucian scholars advocated Taoism and gave lectures.
Wuyishan Nature Reserve is the best reserve and has the richest ecosystem in China with 2,527 species of plants and nearly 5,000 species of wildlife.
8. Mount Hua
Mount Hua is in Huayin City, Shaanxi Province. From this mountain, you can look over the Yellow River to the north and the Qinling Mountains to the south.
It is named Hue because it looks like a flower when viewed from a distance.
Above Mount Hua, there are strange peaks, deep valleys and treacherous roads, the ancient caves of Lingquan, interesting rocks, and beautiful trees. The peaks of this mountain each have beautiful features and views.
9. Mount Lu
This mountain belongs to Lushan Scenic Area, Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province. It is 36 kilometers south of Jiujiang City, with the Yangtze River to the north and Poyang Lake to the south.
Most of the peaks in the scenic area are more than 1,000 meters above sea level. The highest peak is Hanyang Peak with 1,474 meters above sea level. It is a famous tourist and summer resort scenic spot in China.
10. Namjagbarwa Mountain
Namjagbarwa is the highest mountain in Nyingchi, Tibet, with an elevation of 7,782 meters. The altitude of Namjagbarwa ranks 15th among the highest peaks in the world.
The highest peak of Namjagbarwa is 7,782 meters high and is the father of icebergs. Snow begins to fall in October and melts in March at this mountain.
What is the largest mountain in China?
The Hengduan Mountains are China’s most extensive mountain range with water systems from the Indian and Pacific oceans.
What is the oldest mountain in China?
Mount Tai is China’s oldest mountain with a formation from the Cambrian period in the eastern part of the country.
How many mountains are in China?
Currently, there are about 11,863 mountains in China with different names. Many of them have become world heritage sites.
Above is a list of the top ten mountains in China with majestic beauty and long history. Each mountain on this list has interesting stories you should know every time you visit China. Stay updated with our latest posts for more of China’s other scenic spots!