Very beautiful and very dangerous places on the planet

Huashan Mountain, China

One of the five sacred mountains of Taoism. The path to the summit is replete with insurmountable areas, sometimes have to literally hang over the precipice. Started up the funicular is not turned away pilgrims and adventurers on a dangerous journey on the path of death, so now on the fools necessarily put insurance.

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Mount Hua is a mountain located near the city of Huayin in Shaanxi province, about 120 kilometres (75 mi) east of Xi’an. It is the western mountain of the Five Great Mountains of China, and has a long history of religious significance. Originally classified as having three peaks, in modern times the mountain is classified as five main peaks, of which the highest is the South Peak at 2,154.9 metres (7,070 ft).

Mount Hua is situated in Huayin City, which is 120 kilometres (about 75 miles) from Xi’an. It is located near the southeast corner of the Ordos Loop section of the Yellow River basin, south of the Wei River valley, at the eastern end of the Qin Mountains, in southern Shaanxi province. It is part of the Qinling or Qin Mountains, which divide not only northern and southern Shaanxi, but also China.

Traditionally, only the giant plateau with its summits to the south of the peak Wuyun Feng was called Taihua Shan. It could only be accessed through the ridge known as Canglong Ling until a second trail was built in the 1980s to go around Canglong Ling. Three peaks were identified with respective summits: the East, South, and West peaks.

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