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Ancient path towards holy mountain

2010-12-08 07:52:01 GMT2010-12-08 15:52:01 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Monks attend a ceremony under a torii at the entrance of the Miaozhuangyan Road in Putuo Mountain, east China's Zhejiang Province, Dec. 7, 2010.(Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

A monk walks on the Miaozhuangyan Road in Putuo Mountain, east China's Zhejiang Province, Dec. 7, 2010. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

A torii is seen on the Miaozhuangyan Road in Putuo Mountain, east China's Zhejiang Province, Dec. 7, 2010. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

A rock on the Miaozhuangyan Road carved with an image of a lotus flower is seen in Putuo Mountain, east China's Zhejiang Province, Dec. 7, 2010.(Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

A monk attends a ceremony under a torii at the entrance of the Miaozhuangyan Road in Putuo Mountain, east China's Zhejiang Province, Dec. 7, 2010.(Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

A visitor walks on the Miaozhuangyan Road in Putuo Mountain, east China's Zhejiang Province, Dec. 7, 2010. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

A visitor walks past the calligraphy carved in a rock on the Miaozhuangyan Road in Putuo Mountain, east China's Zhejiang Province, Dec. 7, 2010.(Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

Miaozhuangyan road, with a width of 3 meters and a length of some 1200 meters, was the earliest and an important path to enter the Putuo Moutain. It was built between 1627 to 1630 A.D. in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The highlights of the road includes the images and the calligraphy carved in stones. The Putuo Mountain is one of the four famous Buddhist mountains in China.

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