Tiantai Shan Travel Guide

Tiantai Shan (Tiantai Mountain) is a beautiful mountain and also the name of a mountain range with a famous peak called Jade Clouds Peak. It is popular with climbers and nature lovers from all across the world.

What is It?
A mountain and mountain range in Zhejiang Province.
When to Go
The spring and fall months see the best weather (April to June and September to November).
Nearest Town
Don't Miss
the temple ruins, especially as some of them are culturally and historically important.
Tiantai may be better known under its Japanese name of Tendai.

The mountain range is home to 16 smaller peaks as well as a stunning river called Long Beach, 12 waterfalls and over 30 scenic spots and viewpoints. It is a climber's dream and popular with hikers.

The Tiantai mountain range has been regarded as extremely sacred since ancient times and was at one time associated with Daoism. However, today it is much more closely associated with Buddhism. According to belief, the first Buddhist community to settle there was in 238 to 251 AD, but Buddhism was not fully established until the monk Zhiyi settled there in 576 AD. There are many temple relics to explore which date back to this period.

Travel to Tiantai Shan - Getting There

The nearest airport is at Yiwu, although this is a relatively small airport and only really serves domestic flights. It is possible to catch a connecting flight from Beijing in just 2 hours. From the airport, there are buses and taxis available to take visitors to the mountain.