If you ever go to China, you have to visit Mt. Huangshan – a mountain so majestic that the Chinese say you will never have to go to another mountain again, because none will compare. As you climb the jagged yellow rocks between the flat-topped pines, you will be enveloped in a sea of clouds. The atmosphere is so romantic that the Chinese call it Xian Jing – Heavenly Place.
There is an old tradition that, if lovers put a lock on the railings and bridges on Mt. Huangshan, their love will be blessed by Yue Lao—a Chinese Deity appointed as the Matchmaker for relationship and marriage.
To participate in this real-life fairytale, a couple will buy a lock, climb the mountain together, and after locking the “Tong Xin Suo” (lover lock) on the chain of one of the many bridges, they will throw the keys off the cliff and they will literally be locked in love forever. But how has this tradition held up in today’s world?
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