Mt Zhongnan and the Five Great Mountains (五岳 – wǔ yuè) Pilgrimage
From March 3rd I will be traveling to China to find the sacred mountain Zhongnan and the five great Taoist mountains of China. This time I will travel over-land by train together with my partner Gertjan. We will leave from Amsterdam on the 3rd of March and take the Trans Siberia Route, The trans Mongolian route and then follow the path of Lao Tzu in China towards Mt Zhongnan, said to be the birthplace of Taoism.
Among many other sacred mountains China has Five Great Sacred Taoist Mountains; Hengshan in the North, Taishan in the East, Songshan at the Center, Huashan in the West and in the South Songshan. They have served as a pilgrimage destination since ancient history. We will travel overland to visit them and pay our respects to the Mountain Gods.