Mt. Wudang, also called Mt. Taihe and Taihe, is the most famous Taoist mountain of China. It has a great reputation since time immemorial and has a respectful name Xuanyue. The mountain is a superb integration of peculiar natural beauty, The magnificent and mysterious ancient buildings the broad and deep Taoist culture and the world renowned Wudang Boxing. Mt .Wudang is always praised as the most famous scenic spots from time immemorial down to the present day, the first celestial mount in the world. Its grand-scale ancient building have been placed on the list of the World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO.
1. Yearning for Wuyue (Five greatest Mountain) in my childhood. Esp. for Xuanyue that is the greatest.——Xu Xiake of Ming Dynasty
The Peculiar and Miraculous Scenic Spots in Fairyland.
The undulating and spectacular Mt.Wudang ,located in Shiyan City, returning to the Han River from the north, overlooking Jingxiang district in the east, bordering on Mt.Ba and Qing mountain range to the west, watching peaks of Shenlongjia in the south, is the world renowned Chinese famous Taoist mountain and the source of Wudang Boxing. Through repairing from successive dynasty as the Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing ,the magnificent ancient groups of buildings in accordance with the cliffs and overlooking ravines, constructed on the architectural line of 70 kilometers and contained abundant contents of history and culture. With spring flowers and autumn leaves, morning bells and evening drums, accompanying blue water with green mountain, connecting the past with the present, the magnificent natural scenery of human culture attract sightseer of both from home and abroad. According to the legend, the great Emperor Zhenwu cultivated himself here and rose into the heaven, there is an account of “It is only emperor Zhenwu who really deserves it” and from that the name “Mount Wudang” comes.Mt.Wudang is also a well-known scenic spot of our country , the main famous scenery includes 72 peaks, 36 crags, 24 ravines, 11 caves, 3 ponds, 9 brooklets and so on. Tianzhu, with an elevation of 1612 meters, is the main peak of Mt.Wudang, thrusting itself towards the sky like a pillar holding the sky. Every surrounding peaks are bowing to it, forming the extraordinary sight of “ 72 peaks bowing to Tianzhu. The name of these peaks and crags either come form religious belief or have relationship with fairytales. Because of constant curling up of the clouds and mist within a whole year and unpredictable climate changes, you can enjoy the wonderful sight of” Dawn breaking over Tianzhu peak”,” Rushing tides of clouds on hand”,“Thunder fire cleaning the palace”,“The mirage of the golden palace”,“The moon knocking at the Heavenly Gate”, etc. Mt.Wudang takes different sights in four seasons of a year. Standing in the middle of China with plentiful rain and warm climate, Mt.Wudang is a birds and strange animals appear and disappear in the forest, peculiar flowers and unusual grass scramble for fragrance and beauty. The peculiar natural scenery and moving fairytales give Mt.Wudang a mysterious light ring.