Saturday, July 11, 2015
CHINA 2015 - Part 4 - TAKING WUDANG MOUNTAIN BY STORM
Following the conference in Xiangyang, I joined a faculty tour group to visit the Wudang Mountain region, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The day's steady rain lent a mystic sense to this visit to the ancient temples, site of Xuanwu's enshrinement, the place where he had withdrawn to contemplate the Tao.
Wudang is also the birthplace of Taiji quan martial arts. We visited the Purple Cloud Monastery, Five Dragons Temple, Purple Heaven Temple and made the steep climb to the golden temple at the mountain top.