During the Yongle period of the 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.
The Yuxu Palace is the most splendid building cluster among all the buildings after the construction project. There were altogether three layers of wall erected to surround the center and hundreds of buildings clustered there. The construction style is very strict and has many courts around it.
The Yuxu Palace covers an area of 5.25 million square meters and has altogether 2,200 houses. Watching from a distance, the golden light and golden housetops expands far away into the horizon. The administration bureau was located in Yuxu Palace.
This palace was a base camp when building the Wudang Mountain, so people usually call it as "Old Camp Palace". At that time, 2200 temples and palaces were built all together. They were restored in the 31th year of Jiajing Period (1552 A.D.). In 1627 A.C. the Yuxu Palace caught fire and the main buildings collapsed. About 100 years later it caught another big fire and the attached buildings changed into cinder. In 1935 large floods almost swallowed down all the relics and people now have to sigh at the vestiges and feel how relentlessly the history evolves with no footprints.
Opening Hours: 07:30-17:00
Location: Wudang Mountain, Danjiangkou City, Shiyan City, Hubei Province
Recommend tour time: one hour