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Wudangshan Travel Overview

Located in the Shiyan City, northwest of Hubei province, Wudang Mountain is the most famous China's Taoist holy mountain. It was listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1994. Wudang Mountain has several main traveling attractions, which cover an area of 300 square kilometers. The sceneries in Wudang look like a beautiful, traditional Chinese landscape painting.

Wudang Mountain is known for its perfect natural and cultural views. In addition, it is also famous for its magnificent and tradition ancient buildings. The profound Chinese Taoist culture and Wudang Kungfu also formed the important Wudang culture. Kaosia, expert of the UNESCO once said, “Mt. Wudang area is certainly one of the most beautiful areas in the world because it combines ancient wisdom, historic architecture and natural beauty."

Wudang Mountain is beautiful in the whole year, which has different kinds of views in four seasons. The main peak is Heavenly Pillar Peak, which is 1,612 meters above the sea level. It is just like a column supporting the sky. Around Heavenly Pillar peak, there are 72 peaks, 36 rocky cliffs, 24 streams, three pools, nine springs and 10 lakes.

Now, the well-preserved buildings include Xuanyue Archway, Chaotian Temple, the Golden Palace, Purple Cloud Temple, the Tianyi Zhenqing Palace, Taihe Palace and Golden Hall. The Golden Hall was built in 1416, located on top of Tianzhu Peak, which is the most famous buildings in Wudang Mountain.

Wudang Kungfu, as a culture, took root in the fertile and vast land, and contains profound Chinese philosophical theories combined with the traditional notions of Taiji (shadow boxing), Eight-diagram and Xingyi, converted into boxing theories and skills.
 

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