China's Mythical Mountains

Every Chinese person wants to climb the Holy Mountains at least once in his life. With ancient legends in their heads, they wander breathtaking landscapes, up thousand step staircases and dizzying bridges to the highest peaks of China's mythical mountains.

They have shaped Chinese culture for many centuries. The holy peaks are inseparably connected to Chinese Buddhism and Taoism. All three mythical mountains belong to the Unesco World Heritage sites. The film discovers monasteries and temples which have been filled with spiritual life again after Mao shut them down. We learn about the lives of monks and the typically Chinese mix of piety and tourism, now that the Chinese have built a road and a cable car up the mountain. Still, that doesn't mean the monasteries are easy to reach. The film conquers the mountain step by step, to the top of the 3,000 meter peak, traveling through opulent landscapes, delving into the world of Kung Fu masters and herbal healers, leading us to the biggest primate preservation park in China and the world's biggest sitting Buddha, the gigantic statue of Leshan.
1.    Emei Shan - Buddhist Mountain
2.    Huang Shan - The Mountain of Mountains
3.    Thai Shan -Daoist Mountain