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Qingcheng Sacred Mountain in China

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This mountain is located in Sichuan province. In 143 BC, the very first Taoist monastery was founded on this mountain by Zhang Daolin. So Taoism turned from a philosophical teaching into a religious one.

During the Tang dynasty, there were about 70 Taoist monasteries on the mountain. At the beginning of the 20th century, about half a thousand monks lived here. Most of the monasteries were closed by the communist authorities, but about a hundred hermit monks continued the long-standing Taoist tradition.

In the 1980s, almost all monasteries were reopened with the support of the Chinese government. And in 2000, Mount Qingcheng was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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