Hua Shan, or Mount Hua, is in the Shaanxi province about 120km east of Xi’an. It is one of China’s five sacred Taoist Mountains, with a long history of religious significance. The South Peak rises to the highest point, at 2,154.9 meters tall.
Many hike up this mildly tall mountain during the wee hours of the morning in order to catch the sunrise on the East Peak. Unfortunately, it was cloudy on the day I visited. Still, the sunrise was out of this world.