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Dengfeng

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The gate to the Shaolin temple

Dengfeng is in Henan in China.

The town is near Mount Song, in fact within Songshan National Park, and often serves as a base for travel there. The mountain is one of the five sacred mountains of Taoism, and home to the Shaolin Monastery, a center of Zen Buddhism and of kung fu.

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Dengfeng is a small town by Chinese standards, population about 600,000.

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Several historical monuments in the region have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as 'Historic Monuments of Dengfeng in “The Centre of Heaven and Earth”'.

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