posted on May, 7 2013 @ 11:27 AM
reply to post by Indigo5
The murals look like modern fittings of the visitors centre, but the sculpted figure and facade looks Taoist and should be dateable.
I think the only reason the Chinese don't explain them as early Taoist centres is because they don't want to encourage this religion, which was
suppressed during the Cultural Revolution.
There are traditionaly 72 small hermitage caves cut into the cliffs of Huashan mountain and inside them can be found the same markings as in the
caves, they are concerned with facilitating the flow of natural energies.
reply to post by Spider879
Probably a Monastic centre connected to the small hermitages of the mountain, not a Temple as such as the Taoists didn't have Deities, but did
recognise Immortal Celestial Masters which they aspired to also become, through stillness and silent contemplation leading to Enlightenment.
edit on 7-5-2013 by Kantzveldt because: (no reason given)