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“Great Place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wudang Mountain National Geopark

Wudang Mountain National Geopark
Danjiangkou, Danjiangkou, China
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Outdoors
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Owner description: A famous Taoist mountain contains relics and buildings from the 7th century.
Xi'an, China
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“Great Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

One of the most famous Chinese mountains in Chinese history. Great scenery and wonderful relics about Taoism and martial arts.

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Calgary, Canada
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“Stunning views and beautiful temples”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

When travelling around China, Wudangshan should not be missed. This was one of the most memorable experiences from our trip around China. It is nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the large, busy Chinese cities and visit this remote, peaceful, and spiritual mountain. Absolutely stunning views with tons of ancient temples to explore along the way to the summit. There are also people on the mountain who continue to practice Tai Chi to this day.

If you are physically able I would highly recommend doing the hike up rather than taking the gondola to the summit, you see so much more this way. However, be warned, it is a VERY demanding hike and the stairs are quite rugged at times. Bring lots of water and bring your own Red Bull – you will need it!

Visited June 2012
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Magic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Where Taoism flourished from the 7th to the 17th century reaching its peak during the Ming Dynasty in the Wudang mountains. You cannot help to be gripped by the magic, beauty and atmosphere of these sites with evocative names such as the ‘Purple Cloud Palace’, the ‘South Cliff Temple’, or the ‘Golden Hall on Tianzhu Peak’. The latter, placed there in 1416, is intact andf carved in solid copper and gold.
You just need to get to Wudangshan (5h train from Wuhan), check into one of the numerous Hotels, buy your day ticket at the entrance and travel the mountains on the buses (no private cars allowed). You will not be alone – avoid weekends when thousands of visitors invade the sights. The place is still remote and you will see very few foreign tourists there. It is a UNESCO heritage site – hence there are explanatory plates – often much more instructive than tourist guide’s English. It is doable without knowledge of Chinese but easier with a language wise companion.
You can lose the crowd and hike from monastery to monastery but even if taking the buses you will climb plenty of stairs, hundreds of them to exhaustion.
Watch the entertaining film ‘The Karate Kid’ to get a 5 min glimpse of some of the sites. Better go there by yourself and be captured by the magic.

Visited October 2012
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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“Birthplace of Taichi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

After watching a China Production Ancient Costume drama series, gave birth to my interest to visit this place. Manage to do it Sept 2012. Arrived at the foot of the mountain mid morning. Welcome by some nice flower patches and a grand archway. Through it, there are shops selling various kind of souvenirs, the most popular kind are Swords and Sabres. I haven't seen so much swords in my whole life time.

Decided to roam around and take the trip up the mountain early next morning. At night the town as lighted up and was really beautiful. Started our trip up the mountain 7:30 am in the morning, that's the first bus up the mountain.

Reach Crow Ridge Parking lot, which is the end of the road on wheels, thereafter is either by cable car or by foot. Decided to take a hike up via the trail on the left as we were told there are a lot of attractions and smaller temple and shrine along the trail.

In short, the view was great, despite the slight drizzle still manage to enjoy the mountainous scenery. Reach the golden summit at 3:30 pm. Decided to go down as there is one spot I wanted to see, Carefree Valley, and to catch the last bus out at 6:30.

A great place to visit, the tiring hike was all worth it.

Visited September 2012
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“Memorable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

It is something that I remember often, it is something "MEMORABLE". It is something that could change someone's life. It is something that I am not able to describe in words because is more for soul than for brain.

If you are around or if you have the great opportunity to be close the Wudang Mountain, DO NOT MISS. Otherwise, I believe it worths the "effort" for what the Mountain will give back.

Visited October 2012
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