If you’re looking for a humbling new travel destination—and you don’t suffer from vertigo or an aversion to heights—then take some inspiration from these breathtaking views of the Red Clouds Golden Summit.
The Summit is a pair of temples that rest at an elevation of 8,400 feet (2,500 meters) on top of Mount Fanjing—the highest peak of the Wuling Mountain range in southwestern China.
The temples are considered to be the “bodhimaṇḍa”—the place of enlightenment—of the Maitreya Buddha.
In addition to the temples recently being added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, they have served as a pilgrimage destination for thousands of Chinese Buddhists in search of inspiration and tranquility.
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