Mount Hua stands outside of Xi'an as one of China's most sacred Daoist mountains. Climbing its peaks is considered something of a pilgrimage, and if you're a traveler who wants to see the dazzling mountain culture of China, this is your ticket to it. There are three routes up to North peak, and the most traditional one is the Hua Shan Gorge. The hike up these mountain peaks are steep and high, especially if you're headed up to the East Peak where you'll be able to see the famous Chess Pavilion. There's a cable car that allows you to travel from the West Mountain to the North Mountain, or from the West Mountain and back again. Should you opt for it, you'll have an easier time getting to the peaks. Make sure you don't miss the many temples that can be found upon the mountain, giving you a glimpse in the spiritual culture of this beautiful location.