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Xiling Mountain (Xilǐng Xuěshān, 西岭雪山)—also referred to as "Xiling Snow Mountain," "Xiling Snow-Capped Mountain" or just "Xiling Xueshan"—is a pleasant get-away just about two hours by...

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Wudang Lamasery (Wǔdāng Zhào, 五当召), the Mongolian name of which means "Willow Lamasery", is purported to be modeled after its distant Tibetan cousin, the Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse. Though the legion of local and foreign tourists that flood its grounds have a way of dampening its charm, Wudang Lamasery's 1,500 Buddhist statues and abundant fine murals, which depict historical myths and beautiful landscapes, make it worth the visit. Besides, escaping the crowds can be as easy as taking a few steps into the surrounding..

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