As the foremost of the “Five Sacred Mountains”, Taishan (‘tai’-泰 means peace and ‘shan’-山 is mountain) was a sacred site for imperial pilgrimage during the imperial ruling of over 2 millennium. Over different reigns, 94 emperors had official rites held in the majestic Mount Tai, leaving trails of remarkable complexes after the ceremony. Apart from the rich cultural background, Mount Tai is also habitat of various plants and animals, with a major of 20 thousands of vegetation covering 80% of the area of Mount Tai. With its significance in culture and nature, Mount Tai was officially inscribed into both of the list of UNESCO cultural and natural heritage in 1987 together with the renowned Great Wall and Forbidden City in Beijing, as the first group of nominations in China approved by UNESCO. The magnificent Mount Tai was also honoured to be the first attraction to be listed as a mixed heritage of cultural and natural in China .
Mount Taishan Taian,