Travel Photo of the Week: Caretaker on Mount Heng

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Travel Photo of the Week: Caretaker on Mount Heng

Taoist temples dot the landscape of Mount Heng in the Shanxi province like tiny Lego huts in the distance. When you approach a temple, one of their caretakers may greet you, like this man who also lives on the mountain.

Mount Heng is one of the five sacred mountains of China. The five mountains are designated North (Heng shan), West (Hua shan), South (Heng shan again, confusing right?), East (Tai shan) and Center (Song shan) and were premier pilgrimage destinations for emperors throughout the last 2,000 years.

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November 25, 2014