Updated Wutaishan (Mount Wutai) Maps 2021/2022
Mount Wutai is located in the northern Shanxi Province, only about 350km to Beijing. As a World Heritage site and famous Buddhist mountain, Wutaishan is a thriving Buddhist pilgrimage site. In order to help you understand more about its location, hiking route, temples, and nearby sites, we've selected some useful maps, including Mount Wutai China Map, Wutaishan Hiking Map, Wutaishan Tourist Map, etc. All Wutaishan Maps are downloadable for free. Please make full use of them to plan your Mount Wutai Tours.
Mount Wutai Location Maps - Where Is Mount Wutai (Wutaishan)
Mount Wutai (113° 29'- 113° 39'E, 38° 55'- 39° 66'N), subordinate to Xinzhou City of Shanxi Province, is located in the northern part of Shanxi Province, with a total area of 607 square kilometers. It belongs to the northern end of Taihang mountain, and is surrounded by five counties, 78km to Wutai County. The central area of Mount Wutai is Taihuai town. It's about 350km to Beijing and 150km to Xinzhou City, 200km to Shanxi's capital city, Taiyuan.
Mount Wutai (Wutaishan) Tourist Maps
Known for the profound Buddhist culture, Mount Wutai attracts lots of tourists to take a devoted hike to the five terraced peaks, visit different temples, and worship the Manjusri Bodhisattva, etc. The maps of its major attractions and hiking routes with detailed distances are offered for your Mount Wutai pilgrimage!
Mount Wutai (Wutaishan) Transportation Maps
Mount Wutai is well-connected by direct tourist buses from Beijing, Taiyuan, Datong, Xinzhou, Shijiazhuang, and other surrounding cities. Apart from taking a bus to Mount Wutai, if you depart from other Chinese cities like Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Nanjing, and so on, you can also take a flight Xinzhou Wutaishan Airport which is about 110km to Taihuai Town, the core area of Mout Wutai. Besides, some tourists would like to take a high-speed bullet train to Xinzhou West Railway Station and transfer to Mount Wutai by bus/taxi/private car. Besides traveling Mount Wutai alone, you are recommended to visit other places in Shanxi, such as Datong, Pingyao, Hukou Waterfall, etc.
How to Plan Your Mount Wutai Tour
How to Get to Mount Wutai: You can get there by flights from Shanghai (2.5hrs), Chengdu (2.5hrs), Hangzhou (2hrs), etc. or travel to Mount Wutai from Datong, Pingyao, and Taiyuan by driving.
Best Time to Visit Mount Wutai - May to September: Bring your extra layers and umbrella/raincoat always.
Where to Stay During Your Tour: You can accommodate in Taihuai Town which provides flexible choices of hotels from guest house to luxury 5 stars. If you want to hike the Da Chaotai (Big Kora), you have to stay a night in a temple or local guest house.
A classic Mount Wutai tour usually starts from Taihuai Town, the tourist center of the entire scenic area, then takes a day to visit the most important temples of Mount Wutai, such as Xiantong Temple, Pusa Ding Temple, Tayuan Temple, etc. which are conveniently located around Taihuai Town. If you are Buddhists, you can take the Xiao Chaotai (Small Kora) to Dailuo Ding Temple if you are short on time, or go to the high-altitude Five Terraces to worship Manjusri Bodhisattvas on the five peaks of Mount Wutai – East Terrace, North Terrace, Central Terrace, West Terrace and South Terrace, which usually costs two full days. If you prefer a hiking tour, you can find some amazing high plateau hiking trails among the Five Terraces. Below are most recommended Mount Wutai tours:
Mount Wutai is usually visited with other famous destinations in Shanxi Province, such as Pingyao Ancient City and Wang’s Family Compound in Pingyao, Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple in Datong, Jinci Temple in Taiyuan and Hukou Waterfall in southern Shanxi. Below are the most recommended Shanxi tours:
If your time allows, it’s strongly recommended to visit Mount Wutai with other sacred Buddhist sites in China, such as Mount Emei, Mount Putuo, Shaolin Temple, etc. If you want to explore more Chinese culture, you can also extend your tour to Xian, Beijing, Luoyang, Chengdu, etc. Below are some recommended China tours for you:
- Mount Wutai Tours
- 3 Days Mount Wutai Buddhism Tour
- 3 Days Mount Wutai Trekking Tour
- 5 Days Datong Mount Wutai Tour
- 6 Days Datong Mount Wutai Pingyao Tour
Top Mount Wutai (Wutaishan) Tours
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Recommended Mount Wutai Tours
Top 3 Mount Wutai tours chosen by most customers to explore Mount Wutai in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary,or tailor your own trip now with us.
- 3 Days Mount Wutai Trekking Tour (Suspended)
- 4 Days Datong Wutaishan Discovery Tour
Datong / Wutaishan