Buddhism is a very popular religion in China and is very widespread. It has a very ancient history which goes back to 2000 years. As per the geographical areas and Chinese languages, the Buddhism here can be divided into Han Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism, and Tibetan Buddhism. Han Buddhism is found in the Han group, the Tibetan Buddhism in the Tibetan region and in Gansur, Quinghai and Mongolia, and other communities of Tibet. Theravada Buddhism is found in the minority of Dai in the Yunan province.
Han Buddhism has Mt. Emei, Mt. Wutain, Mt Jiihua and Mt Puto as the Four Sacred Mountains. Legend has it that these four mountains are the enlightenment locales of the Bodhisattvas Wenshu, Guanyin, Puxian and Dizang. These four sacred Buddhist Mountains are very popular for their libraries storing Buddhist books, cultural antiques and [...]