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Maoshan

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Maoshan, located in the Jiangsu Province, is one of the most famous Daoist Sacred Mountains. At one point in history, it hosted more 900 temples. Today, it receives over a million visitors each year.

In order to protect the natural landscape, measures have been undertaken to minimise the human influence on the local environment. For instance, all electric wires are buried under the ground, all advertisement boards are made from recyclable materials and all street lamps use solar energy. When new temples are built, protection of trees and large rocks is prioritised, whereby, instead of removing them, the temples are built around them.

No private cars are allowed into the site and all visitors are advised to take public transportation or cycle.

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