Day 39: Song Shan

Sitting at the base of Song Shan is the Shaolin Monastery, the home of Zen Buddhism and the Shaolin kungfu fighting style. Dating back 1,500 years, the Shaolin Temple is the main temple of the Shaolin school of Buddhism to this day.

The pagoda forest, a series of gravestones hierarchically designed with the tallest being the most important figures who have contributed more to the monastery.

Ascending up Song Shan, the mountain is one of the sacred Taoist mountains of China, and contains important Taoist temples such as the Zhongyue Temple; however the mountain also features a significant Buddhist presence.

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