泰山 (Tài Shān), Mount Tài, is China’s most prominent sacred mountain, located in Shāndōng Province in the East. It’s featured on China’s 5-yuán bill.
Worshipped for thousands of years, Tài Shān is regarded as the greatest of the Five Sacred Mountains, and home to many spirits and deities of Chinese folk religion.
Countless emperors have made the pilgrimage here to make offerings to the gods, often as the first thing after they came to power. The mountain symbolizes the stability of China itself, and it is said that ”when Tài Shān is at peace, the world is at peace”.
The mountain has inspired many other sayings. For example, you might say that a person who fails to see the obvious “has eyes, yet can’t even recognize Tài Shān”.
Extra money-fact of the day: Informally, yuán are known as kuài (块) like one might call a dollar a “buck”.
Of mountainous importance. Zhongguo Renmin Yinghang