Mount Yao (Lushan County)

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Mount Yao
Mount Yao is located in China
Mount Yao
Mount Yao
Location in North China Plain
Highest point
Elevation 2,153.1 m (7,064 ft)
Coordinates 33°42′49″N 112°13′41″E / 33.71361°N 112.22806°E / 33.71361; 112.22806Coordinates: 33°42′49″N 112°13′41″E / 33.71361°N 112.22806°E / 33.71361; 112.22806
Location Lushan County, Henan, China

Mount Yao (Chinese: 尧山; pinyin: Yáo Shān), formerly Mount Shiren (Chinese: 石人山), is located in west of Pingdingshan, Henan Province. It lies east of the Funiu Mountains. It stands in the middle area of inner land, near to the National Way 311, 207, closing to the Zhijiao Railway. The Spring Temple Buddha is in this mountain.

In ancient times, this mount was named "Mount Rao" and recognized as the source place of "Liu", the family name that has large population in China. Mozi, the famous thinker in China, used live in this mountain; now his home is still remaining there. The mountain had been renamed Shiren since the 1950s and was changed back to the original name Yao in 2008.[1]


  1. ^ "Shiren Mountain Renamed" (in Chinese). Government of Henan Province. December 26, 2008. Retrieved June 9, 2012. 

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