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Mountains

China is home to quite a few mountains. Some are magnificent, some are exquisite, and some are precipitous. As symbolic of calmness, stateliness and sacredness, they are roughly estimated to be more than two hundred. Generally speaking, they can be divided into three categories; the first is traditional mountains, say the Five Famous Mountains; the second is charming religious mountains, such as the four sacred Buddhist mountains, and the four sacred Taoist mountains; the third is snow mountains in the west China, where continuous mountain ranges are ultimate goals for hiking-fanatics, and best places for returning to Nature.