Mount Fanjing, also known at Fanjingshan in Chinese is the highest peak in the Wuling Mountains in southwestern China. At an elevation of 2,570 meters it can be found within the Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1986. The mountain is considered sacred in Chinese Buddism, considered to be the bodhimanda ("where the essence of enlightenment is present") of Maitreya Buddha. #art #photography #nature #china #outdoors

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