Mao Mountain is where the Shangqing School (or Supreme Clarity movement) of Taoism originated, and the Taoists of Mao Mountain are known throughout China. Historic temples dot the mountain, though most of the ones you see today are modern reconstructions following successive wars fought in the area. The most famous of the temples are known together as “the monasteries of Mao Mountain”: Jiuxiao Wanfu Gong (“Myriad Blessings Palace of the Nine Heavens”) and Yuanfu Wanning Gong. The three peaks of Mao Mountain standing in a row are a splendid sight. From south to north, they include Elder Mao Peak, Second Mao Peak, and Third Mao Peak.