Mount Huashan, in Huayin City, is one of the five sacred mountains in China. There is only one path that leads up to the different peaks of the mountain, making it incredibly steep and treacherous. Its cliffs are almost perpendicular to the earth but the views from above are absolutely breathtaking. There is a cable car you can take from the east gate to the North Peak directly, but many people go for the trekking option, if for nothing more than athletic accomplishment.
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Perhaps because of its immense beauty but incredible danger, Mount Huashan has held a religious significance for many Chinese. Ancient people came here to seek immortality, and others were brought here to be sacrificed to the gods. Today, it has become one of the biggest tourist attractions in the area, yet still holds religious importance for some, who leave prayers in the form of gold locks along the path.
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