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Mt. Huashan is one of the five great mountains in our country, which lied in Huayin County, Weinan City, Shaanxi Province, about 120 kilometers east of Xi'an. It is a granite mountain to the north of Qinling Mountains, facing Weihe Plain on the north and Qingling Mountains on the south. This mountain is a national scenic resort and it has five peaks: Zhaoyang Peak (the east peak), Luoyan Peak (the south peak), Lianhua Peak (the weat peak), Wuyun Peak (the north peak) and the Yunv Peak (the central peak). As the highest peak of Mt. Huashan, as well as the highest peak in five great mountains, the south peak rises 2154.9 meters above the sea level. Mt. Huashan is famous for its ruggedness. It had been said as "the most rugged mountain", "the most fantastic and rugged mountain of the world" down the ages. What's more, there have been accounts of it in ancient books. It is said that the name of "Western Mountain" came from it lied tn the west of Luoyang, where Zhouping King of Eastern Zhou Dynasty moved the capital to. Then because the capital of Qin Dynasty, Xianyang, and capital of Western Han Dynasty, Changan, located to the west of Mt. Huashan, it was no long called as "Western Mountain" until Liuxiu, Empire Guangwu of Han Dynasty, found Western Han Regime in Luoyang. Until today, the name has still been used. Few had climbed to the top of the mountain because of its ruggedness. Emperors of all ages would offer a sacrifice to it in Western Mountain Temple down the mountain. It is recorded that, Yellow emperor and Yu Shun had inspected here, Qinzhao Emperor had commanded craftsmen to place hooks and bridge ladders for climbing. There was no path leads to the top in Wei, Jin, and North and South Dynasty. However, along with the prosperity of Taoism in Tang Dynasty, a rugged path had been excavated on the north side along the valley by Taoist who began to build temples and live on the mountain. The path was "the only path of Mt. Huashan ever since the ancient".

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