Wutai Shan

Wutai Shan

[wy-tahy-shahn]
noun
a mountain range in NE China, rising to 10,033 feet (3058 meters).
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wutai shan

mountain in northeastern Shanxi province, northern China. It is actually a cluster of flat-topped peaks, from which it takes its name, wutai meaning "five terraces"; the highest peak is 10,033 feet (3,058 metres) above sea level. It is also the name of a mountain chain, a massif with a southwest-northeast axis that is separated from the Heng Mountains to the northwest by the valley of the Hutuo River; the Hutuo curves eastward around the chain's southern flank to flow into the Huangbizhuang Reservoir and then the North China Plain in Hebei province, where it joins the Hai River system.

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