Brief IntroThe Wudang Mountain in central China´s Hubei Province has long been known for its traditional Taoist culture.
Originally called the Taihe Mountain, it is believed to be the place where Xuanwu the Great, a Taoist patron saint, was enshrined. It was renamed Wudang Mountain in the Song Dynasty some 1000 years ago.
● Location: Hubei Province ● History: Can be traced back to Eastern Han Dynasty
● Association with martial arts: Zhang Sanfeng as the originator of Wudangquan Mt.Wudang Map >>
The Golden Palace of on the top of Heavenly Pillar Peak is the essence and symbol of Wudang Mountain, the sign of Wudang Taoism coming to the highest peak under the support of the imperial families.
The South Cliff, also called Purple Cloud Cliff, was given the name since it faces south. With magnificent mountains and dense forests, here are the most perfectly collaborated building group by both artificial and natural scenery among the 36 cliffs in Wudang Mountain.
Purple Cloud Palace is an apotheosis of construction by employing the particular physiognomy that is cragged in length while wide and plain on breadth. All the buildings are arrayed along the axis.
About 10 minutes down the road from Taizi Po, the Carefree Valley is an extremely scenic area with enough hiking to keep you busy for a full day.
In Yongle period of Ming Dynasty, the emperor ordered the construction of Forbidden City in Beijing of north and the large scale of construction project in Mount Wudang of south.
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Wudang Mountain Kung Fu, noted for its exercise of the internal organs and breathing techniques, developed along with Wudang Mountain Taoism. Taoist priests put equal emphasis on religious practice and promotion of the health. [Read More] Part I >> |
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● Day 1: Mountain touring & Sanfeng Taiji training
● Day 2: Sight seeing: Crown Prince Slope & Xiaoyao Valley
● Day 3: Sight seeing: Purple Heaven Palace
● Day 4: Sight seeing: Ancient Taoist Building Complex
● Day 5: Wudang Taoist Kungfu School Exchange