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Mount Hua, or Hua Shan Mountain, or Xiyue is one mountain of China's Five Great Mountains located near the city of Huayin in Shaanxi province, about 120 km (75 mi) east of Xi'an. It has a long history of religious significance. The mountain located near the southeast corner of the Ordos Loop section of the Yellow River basin, south of the Wei River valley, at the eastern end of the Qin Mountains, in southern Shaanxi province. It is part of the Qin Ling Mountain Range that divides not only northern and southern Shaanxi, but also China.  

Mountain Huashan is known as the most precipitous mountain with peak sights in the planet. Originally classified as having three peaks, in modern times the mountain is famous five main summits: Facing Yang Summit of 2096.2 meters in east, highest Landing Goose Summit of 2154.9 meters in south, Lotus Flower Summit of 2082 in west, Cloud Terrace Peak of 1614.9 in north, Jade Maiden Summit of 2037.8 in central. Seen from a distance, these five peaks look like a flower, hence the name (flower is pronounced hua in Chinese). It is also called Mount Taihua.        

The mountain is also famed for its natural vistas of steep and narrow paths tiwsting up around the peaks, precipitous crags, and a breathtaking mountain range. There is a proverb goes that in China: "From time immemorial the Mt. Huashan has been only one way to climb atop." so you can imagine its steepness. The mountain is the holy land of Taoism, some famous Taoist temples perched on the mountain. In ancient times the emperors of different dynasties made pilgrimages here. Beside the peaks, the famous toruist spots in the Mt. Huashan cover the Jade Spring Temple (Yuquan Yuan),  Gold Lock Pass (Jinsuo Guan) and more.