Picture Id: 280857
Pilgrims make their way up the Broad Way to Heaven to the South Gate of Heaven, one of several temples crowning the summit of China's holiest mountain. Daois ts, Buddhists and Confucians have adopted the mountain, decorating its niches w ith temples and carving inscriptions in its granite flanks. Those who climb the mountain d o so to worship and to ask for favors.
BROAD WAY TO HEAVEN, SOUTH GATE OF HEAVEN, TAI SHAN MOUNTAIN, SHANDONG PROVINCE , PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA.
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