Mount Fanjing rising more than 100 meters above the surrounding landscape, visitors will need to climb almost 9,000 steps to reach the summit. The buildings perched at the top are two Buddhist temples—the Temple of the Buddha and the Temple of Maitreya—linked by a small footbridge.
Located in Tongren, Guizhou province, southeastern China, the highest peak of the Wuling Mountains, at 2570 metres (8,430 feet).
The Temple of the Buddha and Maitreya Temple, photographed from above, atop the New Golden Summit on Mount Fanjing, in May 2018 #
A sea of clouds, photographed at sunset in Mount Fanjing Nature Reserve #
An aerial view of the short bridge connecting the temples atop the New Golden Summit #
A view of the New Golden Summit, looking west #
A rainbow appears above Buddhist temples on Mount Fanjing. #
Stairs lead up to a temple on Mount Fanjing. #
A view to the south #
Climbing up through the gorge of the New Golden Summit #
A closer look at the peak #
Mount Fanjing is considered one of Chinese Buddhism’s sacred mountains—the fifth most important one in China. #
Unique geological landforms, including the “Mushroom Stone” at right #
Clouds roll past the New Golden Summit on Mount Fanjing. #