Wudang Mountain National Geopark

Wudang Mountain National Geopark, Danjiangkou

Wudang Mountain National Geopark

Wudang Mountain National Geopark
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A famous Taoist mountain contains relics and buildings from the 7th century.
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whaleboy1
Boston, MA247 contributions
Extraordinary Site
Apr 2019
Visiting the Taoist temples and taking in the extraordinary scenery make this remote site a necessary place to visit if you travel to the (fairly!) nearby city of Wuhan. There are small tea plantations dotting the mountain vistas along your ascent, and wonderful green and white teas available from street vendors in the town. Should you choose to accept the challenge, these is some formidable hiking to be done up there!
Written September 8, 2019
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Terry-Hodgkinson-Tao-Journeys
Toronto, Canada216 contributions
Beautiful, Wholesome Energy on Wudang Mountain.
Nov 2018
I travel to Wudang Mountain every year. For the last 5 years I've taken groups of people here to study Qigong, Taiji, meditation and the principles of Daoism. I organize trips for people to visit because it's not the easiest place to get to in China and if you do not speak mandarin it's hard to communicate on the mountain. However, it's truly a beautiful place and shouldn't be missed, at least once in your lifetime.

I travel their each year in the month of November. Yes it's a bit cooler but it's also a lot less crowded as it's at the end of the tourist season. I prefer a little cooler weather anyways and it always seems like we have the mountain almost to ourselves when we go at this time of the year.

If you are interested in joining us one year visit my taojourneys (dot com) website and you will see a full description of the trip there.
Written August 31, 2019
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jane p.
18 contributions
A dream come true.
May 2019 • Friends
It was my dream for many years to visit the beautiful mountain with the ancient temples and palaces. It's truly a memorable experience. I hope to go back again someday and spend more time to learn qigong and taijiquan.
Written May 27, 2019
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Christopher B
Pune, India1,145 contributions
A Must Visit Beautiful Park
Dec 2018 • Friends
I love Wudang Shan and the very nicely protected National Park that is continually being improved and protected! Such beautiful trees and stunning mountains and Fifteenth Century historic monuments nestled within!
Written December 28, 2018
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Charles G
130 contributions
Visiting a semi mythic past
Oct 2018 • Friends
This is my fourth visit to Wudang Shan. It is one of my very favour places. I’ve been coming here since 2010 and have watched the developments over those visits. The resort that controls access to the mountain temple sites offers a wide range of hotel experiences, from the very grand to the quaint and ramshackle. The mountain and its surroundings are beautiful, full of mythic characters, temples abound and at the top of the mountain lies a forbidden city. Within its walls lies the golden top. This mountain is the home of complete reality Taoism and hold great significance for many tai Qi Chuan practitioners. It is a place of wonder. Walking up and down the mountain is tough going but very rewarding. There is also a cable car which can take you close to the top. The regional food is wonderful and the local restaurants very cheap. They do not accept tips.
Written October 24, 2018
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Nia🌎🌍🌏
150 contributions
20,000+ stone steps to the Top of one of China's Sacred Mountains and Tao Cradle!
Sep 2017 • Solo
This is one of the most unique places in the World at Large, especially if you practice martial arts. I spent two summers studying several Wudang forms of TaiChi and QiGong. If you have time, I highly recommend the Wudang Taoist Kung Fu Academy, which together with only few other schools is actually located within the UNESCO designated Wudang Mountain. This will allow you to climb to the Golden Summit at any time, explore the many natural and temple/monastery wonders, and practice at millennia old Purple Cloud Temple located above the academy. Visited prior to 2017 (the latest year I can appoint here)!
Written August 6, 2018
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Odraiie
Montreal, Canada71 contributions
Don't hesitate !
Jul 2018 • Couples
A lot of things to see, worth the visit ! We took a guide because you have to take different shuttle bus between temples and sightseeings, you can find one on place I think.
Written August 6, 2018
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Sam
Almaty, Kazakhstan99 contributions
Worth to visit!
Jun 2018 • Friends
Wudangshan is located in the north of Hubei, 5 and a half hour from Wuhan by slow train. Train costs 69 yuan, and entrance to Park is 240 yuan, but for Bachelor students they have discount I guess. It’s one of the birthplaces if Daoism in China. If you are into History and love the nature, definitely it’s for you! P.S. you must be physically fit in order to walk and climb up all mountains and hills, there are thousands of stairs up and down! Be ready for walking 4-5 km a day!
Written June 25, 2018
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Mirta C
Buenos Aires, Argentina98 contributions
Wonderful
Aug 2017 • Friends
Wudangshan has the magic of antique Taoism.
A perfect place to enjoy it, wonderful sights and temples.
Coming back soon!! Hope so!!
Written June 20, 2018
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kungfudad
Calgary, Canada42 contributions
Breathtaking - physically as well as metaphorically!
May 2018 • Solo
This is an amazing place to visit! However, I will note that at $250 rmb , it is also the most expensive tourist site that I have visited in China. And that entrance fee does not include the entrance to 2 of the main temples or the cable car (15, 30, and 80 RMB respectively). However, here is what to expect when you arrive:

From the townsite of Danjiangkou, the entrance to the mountain is a 10 rmb taxi ride. After paying your fee, you will take a shuttle bus up the mountain (price included in the fee). The bus makes several stops along the way, and you can get off and on as you see fit. However, there is no English on the bus, and the map that you are given is in Chinese. But if you do get off at the wrong place, you will only have a 10 or 15 minute wait until the next bus comes along. You can choose 2 routes to take. BE AWARE - at the entrance, there is a map that makes it look like you can take a cable car from either route. THIS IS NOT TRUE!!! If you go to Nanyang (I am probably writing that wrong) you will have to hike up the mountain. THERE IS NO CABLE CAR on that side of the mountain!! If you want to take the cable car, you must go up the other side (Qi-something or other).

Once you arrive at Nanyang, you can choose to go left or right. Once again, the map makes it look like these paths converge. Also not true! When you go right, you will walk for about 40 minutes, stopping to visit several beautiful temples and sightseeing spots. Then you will turn around and walk back to where you entered. The walk back is only about 20 minutes, because you have already stopped at all of the sights.

From here, you will head in the direction of the Golden Summit. For the first km you will be pretty sure that you took a wrong turn, as there are very few signs guiding you and the trail often times looks like someplace that was not meant for tourists. Besides that, you will also be hiking DOWN a lot of stairs! However, keep going, and eventually the signage greatly improves. You will encounter regular signs and maps for the rest of the hike, the majority of which are in English. The hike up the mountain is incredibly steep. In many places there are chains hanging for the people to hang onto, and others choose to go up the stairs bent over and using their hands for assistance. Expect to take between 3 - 5 hours to hike up, depending on your physical condition. On your hike, you will find bathrooms and water/snacks for sale every 500 - 1000 metres. Note that once you reach the top, even if you go by cable car, there will still be about 20 minutes worth of stairs to reach the actual summit. But once there, the view is unlike any other.

On the way down, there are lots of signs pointing to the cable car. There is also a sign that says "this way to Qi-something or other (sorry, I was there a week ago and cannot remember the name!) Be aware that this is the way to hike down the mountain! So do not follow it if you want to take the cable car! Once you reach get off the cable car (or before you get on), you can also visit the famous Wudang kung fu temple.

I found the temple to be quite disappointing. It is very rundown, and was empty when I was there. No monks training or even in sight, and no demonstrations or anything like that. (Note that I am comparing this to the Shaolin Temple, which had all of those things) If your only reason for going is to visit the temple, I would say to skip it. From the temple, you take the bus back down the mountain. The bus ride is around a half hour.
Written June 2, 2018
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