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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rain lent a mystic sense to this visit to the ancient temples, site of Xuanwu's enshrinement, the place where he had withdrawn to contemplate the Tao.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.




















2 comments:

Caffeine said...

How was Five Dragons? I've read that it was in ruins, off the beaten path, and deserted, making it a favorite among those who were willing to make the hike to escape the crowds. Many thought that soon enough though, it'd be overrun with tourists just like the rest of Wudang. What impression did you have?

Aldon Lynn Nielsen said...

There were many tourists, but I was one of them and had no objection. Five Dragons is beutiful.