Mt. Huashan has been a place of religious importance since at least the 2nd century BCE, when a Daoist temple was established at its base. Since then, pilgrims, monks and nuns have inhabited the mountain and the surrounding area. A network of dangerous and precipitous trails allows them to access the mountain’s five summits, each of which has a religious structure like the tea house on the southern summit. Together, these five summits form the points of a flower shape.
Soon the The World’s Most Dangerous Hiking Trail has become very popular among tourists looking for adventure and adrenaline. The track is due to the large influx of tourists strengthened, but is nevertheless still very dangerous and has a reputation for fatal crashes. Although there are no official statistics, some say that the number may be as much as about 100 fatal falls a year.
The impressive staircase of stone, known as the “Heavenly Stairs.”
Stairs to climb so high up the mountain that they can not see the end.