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Climb the steep slopes of China's Yellow Mountains

Over 15 million tourists visit the Yellow Mountain each year, walking along paths around the mountain to take in the views. Just don't look down.

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The legendary Cliffside Plank Path atop Mount Hua is not a stroll for the feint of heart Eastern China Yellow Mountains

Robin Esrock

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Mount Hua is one of five sacred Taoist mountains in China. The others are located in the east, south, north, and central, according to the cardinal points. Eastern China Yellow Mountains

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Temples and tea houses offer shelter and reflection on the paths to the four peaks. Eastern China Yellow Mountains

Robin Esrock

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Robin Esrock puts his trust in the rope on the plank path, with a 1000m drop below Eastern China Yellow Mountains

Robin Esrock

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Engraved locks are sealed to the fate of the Yellow Mountain in Eastern China Eastern China Yellow Mountains

Robin Esrock

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Over 15 million tourists visit the Yellow Mountain each year, walking along paths around the mountain to take in the views.

Robin Esrock

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