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Mt. Tai (泰山) Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in Culture, history, sightseeing, travel

In Eastern China’s Shandong Province, you’ll find the most sacred of China’s 5 Great Mountains – Mt. Tai. According to Chinese legend, if you climb this mountain, you’ll live to be 100. Over the years, countless Emperors, poets, and scholars have visited this holy site, and tons of people make the pilgrimage here every day to scale the 7,000 plus stairs. Take a tour from the Red Gate at the bottom all the way to the Heavenly Street on the top with this video.

山东省 – shān dōng shěng

Shandong province

 

泰山 – tài shān

Mt. Tai

 

五岳 – wǔ yuè

Five Great Mountains

 

饺子 – jiǎo zi

dumplings

 

煎饼 – jiān bǐng

Chinese pancake

 

第一山 – dì yì shān

first mountain

 

红门 – hóng mén

Red Gate

 

道教 – dào jiào

Taoism

 

佛教 – fó jiào

Buddhism

 

一起锁 – yì qǐ suǒ

together locks

 

手杖 – shǒu zhàng

walking stick

 

茶馆 – chá guǎn

teahouse

 

步行上山 – bù xíng shàng shān

climb up the mountain

 

斩云剑 – zhǎn yún jiàn

Cloud Cutting Sword

 

上天门入 – shàng tiān mén rù

go into the gate of Heaven

 

第一天下名山 – dì yì tiān xià míng shān

the first famous mountain under Heaven

 

这个我看不懂 – zhè ge wǒ kàn bù dǒng

I don’t understand this one.

 

云步桥 – yún bù qiáo

Cloud Stepping Bridge

 

瀑布 – pù bù

waterfall

 

万丈碑 – wàn zhàng bēi

Ten Thousand Zhang Tablet

 

加油!- jiā yóu

add oil! (go!)

 

南天门 – nán tiān mén

South Gate of Heaven

 

天街 – tiān jiē

Heavenly Street

 

山上有很多兵官和饭店 – shān shàng yǒu hěn duō bīng guǎn hé fàn diàn

There are many guest houses and restaurants on top of the mountain.

 

我们早上四点半起床了 – wǒ men zǎo shàng sì diǎn bàn qǐ chuáng le

We woke up at 4:30 in the morning.

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About the Author: sasha

Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.


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