Snow covered Kailas.Licensed from iStockPhoto
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A peak, 6,718.2 m (22,027 ft) high, in the Himalaya Mountains of southwest China. It is the highest elevation of the Kailas Range and according to Hindu legend was the dwelling place of the god Shiva.