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“Wudangshan”

Wudang Mountain National Geopark
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Danjiangkou
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Owner description: A famous Taoist mountain contains relics and buildings from the 7th century.
Reviewed November 2, 2014

We arranged a customised tour and felt ripped off. The agent only apportioned a third of the costs to the local guide and kept the rest. The food was bad as expected up in the mountains. If you prefer travelling independently, it can be done at a fraction of a cost. There is a direct flight from Shanghai to Xiangyang by Juneyao Airlines. You can book online at the Ctrip website. The train journey is long, but cost much less. At the airport, you can take a train to the Wudangshan or hire a cab (about 1 hr 30 mins). Do negotiate first. The best hotel is Wudang Jianguo. Breakfast has a great variety of western and chinese dishes and the reception staff can speak some English and arrange most activities for you. Given our bad experience, I do not encourage you to deal with a travel agency as they promised you anything,and deliver only excuses. An english speaking local guide is hard to come by, but with the hop on and off green buses allowed in the park, english maps and brochures, you can get by on your own..

11  Thank Hanasuri
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Reviewed October 16, 2014

I visited Wudang Garden (their website: www.wudanglife.com) by joining their exclusive Taoists ceremony, private Taichi and Tao philosophy class and Kung Fu Show through their Hong Kong branch which everything was well arranged as soon as we got there, very hassle free especially we brought along kids and both sides of our parents, it was great!
The show was free which was great! We had the ceremony at Minsheng Terrace and watched the show next to the Jian river, and had classes every morning while tour the rest of the times, our family of 6 together with 3 other families 15 people for the trip had a blast in the mountains for four days. You can check out more on their web, lots of fun!
www.wudanglife.com
Very educational and mind soothing. Definitely will join again! Hope this helps =)

4  Thank Candy L
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Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

It's a beautiful and scenic spot but the price they asked is a bit to much. The entrance fee is ¥240 ($40) this included the use of the busses and you need them. But if you want to go to the summit palace you have to buy a ticket for the cable car another ¥170 ($29) or walk for 3 hours
But then if you want to the palace another ¥27 and if you're lucky the view would me nice we had bad luck it was raining all day :-(
You also have to pay extra for the purple palace ¥15
The buildings are overall original and authentic not rebuild.
There are also monkeys in the park but you must be careful with them and do not approach them they bite the guide told us.
So my advice if you want to visit this spot check the weather forecast!

9  Thank Erik13nl
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

Wudang Mountain itself is great. It has its history and for those who are interested in Tai Chi, this is THE place. And for those who are serious about Chinese architecture, the Golden Top is a must. It's part of a large imperial art and architecture project, meaning that you can't look at one building but the entire mountain as the grand design. So, it's a great experience.
That said, it's sad to see its commercialization. And the tourism arrangement (e.g., the buses that get you up and down the mountain) is far from satisfactory. I was quite lucky that I went there on a good day (it started with rain and then quickly the sun came out so it's not hot in a summer day) and not many tourists around. Otherwise, it's not that comfortable throughout the trip.

5  Thank Bally1966
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

I have always wanted to visit wudangshan (武当山) but is put off by the inaccessibility as it is not so straightforward to reach which also explained why it is still being kept as it is.

When I came to know there is a new highway open late last year from Xian, we got our wonderful guide; Bryan to coordinate the trip. Driving time from Xian to Wudangshan takes around 4.5h single trip including stopping 2x for rest/break.

I must admit cost to visit Wudangshan is expensive where we need to pay for everything - entrance fee to mountain, mandatory bus fare, individual attraction ticket, cable car, map etc etc etc it just goes on.

Still; no regret to visit it and will consider to do so again when I can spare more time on the mountain. Hopefully the condition of the place is still kept as it is now. Due to time constraints, we covered only the 4 main attractions:

1) Nanyang Palace (南岩宫) - our first stop but unfortunately it was drizzling and very foggy so visibility is really bad where we can't see most of the buildings. I have wanted to see 龙头香 but it was a real shame that nothing can be seen. It is also interesting to note that out of 365 days, Wudangshan is misty for more than 250 days so it is also known as "雾挡山" or "fog-blocking-mountain" sound-alike to (武当山) when pronouncing in chinese

2) Purple Cloud Temple (紫霄宮) - our next stop which we were glad that it was not as foggy as nanyang palace. Many interesting temples that are still in original condition although some have been restored in 18th century considering that many of them were built in the 11th century, rebuilt/expanded in the 14th century

3) we stayed in a local hotel for the night where our wonderful guide negotiated for a very good price - RMB200/room and RMB40/person for dinner and RMB10/person for breakfast. Can't complain the facility but there was no proper heating so it was freezing in the room!

4) Taizi Po or Prince Temple (太子坡) - our next trip after checking out from hotel next day. Weather was kind with very good visibility. This is a very nice and serene site where we took lots of pictures and almost the whole place to ourselves as it was still early in the morning

5) Golden Hall or Jinding (金顶) - took a cable car up and still need to climb up for another 20 mins where the steps are quite steep. As this is one of the most distinctive landmarks in Wudangshan, there were already many devotes despite early in the morning. You can see that this historical temple is so genuinely old where you start to appreciate how difficult it was to build it during the ancient time over the Tianzhu Peak which is 1612m above sea level

20  Thank ru2bz4me
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