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A set of stunning photos have revealed the hidden beauty of a Taoism temple sitting on the peak of Tayun Mountain in north-west China.

Tayun Mountain, located in Chaiping town, is one of the most famous peaks associated with Taoism.

The series of photos taken by 'Da Qin Farmer' in September show the isolated temple with a golden top situated on top of the mountain. The temple worships Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy in Taoism.



The tiny temple with an area of less than 65 square feet had its four stone pillars rooted in the gap of mountain rocks




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Tayun Mountain is a famed mountain in Taoism, located in Chaiping Town. Its main peak, Golden Peak, is 1665.8 metres (5,465 feet) above sea level

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A Taoism temple, with a golden top, can be seen sitting on the peak of Tayun Mountain in northwestern China



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Stunning images show the isolated location of the temple which stands on top of the 5,460ft peak.  

'Ta', the Chinese word for pagoda, and 'yun' which means clouds, is used to name the mountain with its peak similar to the shape of building.

The tiny temple with an area of less than six square metres (64.5 square feet) has its four stone pillars rooted in the mountain's rocks.

Stone strips have been stacked up to make up the foundation of the temple, reports the People's Daily Online.



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Stunning images: Pictures show the temple perched on the rocks at the peak of the famous Taoist mountain

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Built in the Zhengde Period of the Ming Dynasty, the cluster of ancient Taoist buildings also includes a guesthouse, a pagoda, a hall, and nine palaces


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Built in the Zhengde Period of the Ming Dynasty, the cluster of ancient Taoist buildings on Tayun Mountain also include a guesthouse, pagoda, a hall and nine palaces.

The buildings have a history dating back some 500 years and are classified as secondary cultural relics.

Since the reign of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) , the buildings have been repaired and renovated for five times.

The temple used for worshiping Guanyin, the goddess of mercy in Taoism, is the icon of the Tayun Mountain


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