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Wudang Mountain: Home of Tai Chi
Wudang Mountain: Home of Tai Chi
Published: 2015/05/16
Channel: Enso Martial Arts
Wudang Mountain Wudang Master
Wudang Mountain Wudang Master
Published: 2010/01/22
Channel: wudangbing
The untold secrets of the Wudang mountains
The untold secrets of the Wudang mountains
Published: 2016/05/26
Channel: Kovács Géza
Wudang Documentary
Wudang Documentary
Published: 2015/07/07
Channel: Wudang Online Academy
Wudang Mountain
Wudang Mountain
Published: 2007/04/07
Channel: mooney47
Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains (UNESCO/NHK)
Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains (UNESCO/NHK)
Published: 2013/11/05
Channel: UNESCO
Learning Wudang Gong Fu in the Wudang Mountains
Learning Wudang Gong Fu in the Wudang Mountains
Published: 2017/06/22
Channel: Wudang Online Academy
"Karate Kid", WuDang Mountains
"Karate Kid", WuDang Mountains
Published: 2012/04/03
Channel: Jeremy Kasten
My DREAMS To REALITY ! ....... I have climbed WUDANG Shan...WUDANG Mountains !
My DREAMS To REALITY ! ....... I have climbed WUDANG Shan...WUDANG Mountains !
Published: 2014/01/24
Channel: myWudangMasters
Meditation in the Wudang Mountains with Zhong Yunlong
Meditation in the Wudang Mountains with Zhong Yunlong
Published: 2015/11/22
Channel: Wudang Online Academy
WUDANG Mountains    Old Master ZhengShiJie shows his KUNGFU skills !
WUDANG Mountains Old Master ZhengShiJie shows his KUNGFU skills !
Published: 2014/03/22
Channel: KennieTravelMemories
Ascending WUDANG Mountains .........UNESCO World Heritage Site !
Ascending WUDANG Mountains .........UNESCO World Heritage Site !
Published: 2013/12/31
Channel: myWudangMasters
Z-Ultimate Wudang Mountains 2016
Z-Ultimate Wudang Mountains 2016
Published: 2016/07/17
Channel: Brian Hyman
Master Zhang doing the ancient Tai Chi from Sacred Wudang Mountains (filmed by Daniel Mitel)
Master Zhang doing the ancient Tai Chi from Sacred Wudang Mountains (filmed by Daniel Mitel)
Published: 2017/01/27
Channel: Daniel Mitel - School of the Heart
Wudang Mountain | China
Wudang Mountain | China
Published: 2008/07/16
Channel: wudangjian
Legend of Kung Fu Documentary -- Wudang
Legend of Kung Fu Documentary -- Wudang
Published: 2015/10/22
Channel: ChineseWishes Yee
Journey Walking Up Taoist Wudang Mountain in China
Journey Walking Up Taoist Wudang Mountain in China
Published: 2016/09/29
Channel: Terry Hodgkinson
Wudang Mountains - Cradle of Taoism E01 Part 1/2
Wudang Mountains - Cradle of Taoism E01 Part 1/2
Published: 2011/08/17
Channel: dxp19699109
Wudang Daoist Meditation, Beautiful Chinese Music 武当道教修练,婉转中国音乐
Wudang Daoist Meditation, Beautiful Chinese Music 武当道教修练,婉转中国音乐
Published: 2011/01/04
Channel: Wang Chong Long Men
The Empty Mind - Wudang Mountain Tai Chi
The Empty Mind - Wudang Mountain Tai Chi
Published: 2006/10/28
Channel: Empty Mind Films
Mystic Wudang Mountains  -  Michuan Taiji Quan
Mystic Wudang Mountains - Michuan Taiji Quan
Published: 2015/11/27
Channel: Liu De Zhong
Kungfu on the mountain - Wudang Quan
Kungfu on the mountain - Wudang Quan
Published: 2015/11/13
Channel: Martial Arts of the World (Võ thuật Thế Giới)
WUDANG MOUNTAIN
WUDANG MOUNTAIN
Published: 2008/05/27
Channel: wudangbing
Wudang Mountains - Scenery & Tradition 武当山
Wudang Mountains - Scenery & Tradition 武当山
Published: 2015/01/13
Channel: Chen Li Sheng
Ismet Himmet@ Youlihan performing  Wudang LongForm at Nan Yan Temple, Wudang Mountains
Ismet Himmet@ Youlihan performing Wudang LongForm at Nan Yan Temple, Wudang Mountains
Published: 2010/12/03
Channel: chenshi56
Watch: Priest practices Taoist kung fu amid heavy snow in Wudang Mountains
Watch: Priest practices Taoist kung fu amid heavy snow in Wudang Mountains
Published: 2017/03/14
Channel: CGTN
3 Days in the sacred Wudang Taoist Mountain | Wudang Itinerary & Tour Suggestion
3 Days in the sacred Wudang Taoist Mountain | Wudang Itinerary & Tour Suggestion
Published: 2017/05/02
Channel: Sublime China
Autumn in Wudang  《十月武当》 Mountain Travel
Autumn in Wudang 《十月武当》 Mountain Travel
Published: 2011/02/20
Channel: wudangbing
Taoist Wudang Mountain (China) Trip Webinar
Taoist Wudang Mountain (China) Trip Webinar
Published: 2015/10/04
Channel: Terry Hodgkinson
Kung Fu Training at Wudang Mountain 武當山
Kung Fu Training at Wudang Mountain 武當山
Published: 2012/01/11
Channel: TCCII
China - Wudang Mountain (Climbing the Dao) - Special Edition
China - Wudang Mountain (Climbing the Dao) - Special Edition
Published: 2015/02/16
Channel: Basho Matsuo
Help the Green Dragons visit Wudang Mountain - fundraising video
Help the Green Dragons visit Wudang Mountain - fundraising video
Published: 2014/03/23
Channel: Mike Cermak
Wudang Mountains - Cradle of Taoism E01 Part 2/2
Wudang Mountains - Cradle of Taoism E01 Part 2/2
Published: 2011/08/17
Channel: dxp19699109
How Did I Get Here (Wudang Mountains, 2016)
How Did I Get Here (Wudang Mountains, 2016)
Published: 2016/08/22
Channel: Александр Горский
NEW ! WUDANG " Kungfu Martial Arts " performance @PurpleCloudTemple ,Wudang Mountains!
NEW ! WUDANG " Kungfu Martial Arts " performance @PurpleCloudTemple ,Wudang Mountains!
Published: 2012/01/24
Channel: myWudangMasters
The Kung Fu Dragons Of Wudang (Full Documentary) ||NatGeo||
The Kung Fu Dragons Of Wudang (Full Documentary) ||NatGeo||
Published: 2017/02/15
Channel: Aleksandar Kolundžija
Wudang Mountains - China (HD1080p)
Wudang Mountains - China (HD1080p)
Published: 2014/03/14
Channel: MrBangthamai
WUDANG TAICHI 28 Movements on  a temple roof  top of a scenic  Wudang Mountains!
WUDANG TAICHI 28 Movements on a temple roof top of a scenic Wudang Mountains!
Published: 2010/12/26
Channel: chenshi56
Wudang Mountain - Cradle of Taoism E07 Part 1/2
Wudang Mountain - Cradle of Taoism E07 Part 1/2
Published: 2011/08/17
Channel: dxp19699109
WUDANG SHAN.......Wudang Mountains......an UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site !
WUDANG SHAN.......Wudang Mountains......an UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site !
Published: 2013/12/28
Channel: KennieTravelMemories
WUDANG Shan ...WUDANG Mountains " TaiChi Warrior of ERHU " !
WUDANG Shan ...WUDANG Mountains " TaiChi Warrior of ERHU " !
Published: 2014/07/12
Channel: chenshi56
WUDANG Shan Wudang Mountains.....Dragon Gate Kungfu School !
WUDANG Shan Wudang Mountains.....Dragon Gate Kungfu School !
Published: 2014/07/31
Channel: chenshi56
DIGGY
DIGGY'S ADVENTURE WUDANG MOUNTAIN (CHINA DRAGON OF WOOD)
Published: 2017/02/06
Channel: Montserrat Trejo
WUDANG SHAN......Ancient DAOIST Sacred Holy Mountain in  Hubei , CHINA !
WUDANG SHAN......Ancient DAOIST Sacred Holy Mountain in Hubei , CHINA !
Published: 2014/01/05
Channel: KennieTravelMemories
Wudang Mountains:Taoism & Cradle of Wudang Martial Arts-2/2
Wudang Mountains:Taoism & Cradle of Wudang Martial Arts-2/2
Published: 2011/10/09
Channel: Supreme Master Television
" Mystically Sacred ".............is WUDANG Mountains !
" Mystically Sacred ".............is WUDANG Mountains !
Published: 2014/02/25
Channel: myWudangMasters
WUDANG Mountains....DragonGate Kungfu School (LongMenPai) @ CTC Travel Carnival July 2014
WUDANG Mountains....DragonGate Kungfu School (LongMenPai) @ CTC Travel Carnival July 2014
Published: 2014/07/26
Channel: chenshi56
Wudang KUNGFU Martial Arts Performance Show @Wudang Mountains , PurpleCloudTemple!.
Wudang KUNGFU Martial Arts Performance Show @Wudang Mountains , PurpleCloudTemple!.
Published: 2012/01/23
Channel: myWudangMasters
WUDANG Kungfu Martial Arts Performance Show... @ PurpleCloudTemple , Wudang Mountains !
WUDANG Kungfu Martial Arts Performance Show... @ PurpleCloudTemple , Wudang Mountains !
Published: 2012/01/16
Channel: myWudangMasters
Wudang Mountain
Wudang Mountain
Published: 2012/11/04
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The Wudang Mountains (Chinese: 武當山; pinyin: Wǔdāng Shān) consist of a small mountain range in the northwestern part of Hubei, China, just south of Shiyan. They are home to a famous complex of Taoist temples and monasteries associated with the god Xuanwu. The Wudang Mountains are renowned for the practice of Tai chi and Taoism as the Taoist counterpart to the Shaolin Monastery, which is affiliated with Chinese Chán Buddhism.

Geography[edit]

On Chinese maps, the name "Wudangshan" (Chinese: 武当山) is applied both to the entire mountain range (which runs east-west along the southern edge of the Han River, crossing several county-level divisions of Shiyan), and to the small group of peaks located within Wudangshan subdistrict of Danjiangkou, Shiyan. It is the latter specific area which is known as a Taoist center.[1]

Modern maps show the elevation of the highest of the peaks in the Wudang Shan "proper" as 1612 meters;[1][2] however, the entire Wudangshan range has somewhat higher elevations elsewhere.[1]

Some consider the Wudang Mountains to be a "branch" of the Daba Mountains range,[2] which is a major mountain system of the western Hubei, Shaanxi, Chongqing and Sichuan.

History[edit]

The Purple Cloud monastery at Wudang Mountains
The Gate of Yuan Wu at Wudang Mountains

For centuries, the mountains of Wudang have been known as an important center of Taoism, especially famous for its Taoist versions of martial arts or Taichi.[3]

The first site of worship—the Five Dragons Temple—was constructed at the behest of Emperor Taizong of Tang.[4] Further structures were added during the Song and Yuan dynasties, while the largest complex on the mountain was built during the Ming dynasty (14th–17th centuries) as the Yongle Emperor claimed to enjoy the protection of the god Beidi or Xuan Wu.[4] Temples regularly had to be rebuilt, and not all survived; the oldest extant structures are the Golden Hall and the Ancient Bronze Shrine, made in 1307.[4] Other noted structures include Nanyang Palace (built in 1285–1310 and extended in 1312), the stonewalled Forbidden City at the peak (built in 1419), and the Purple Cloud Temple (built in 1119–26, rebuilt in 1413 and extended in 1803–20).[4]

The monasteries such as the Wudang Garden were made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.[4]

On January 19, 2003, the 600-year-old Yuzhengong Palace at the Wudang Mountains was accidentally burned down by an employee of a martial arts school.[5] A fire broke out in the hall, reducing the three rooms that covered 200 square meters to ashes. A gold-plated statue of Zhang Sanfeng, which was usually housed in Yuzhengong, was moved to another building just before the fire, and so escaped destruction in the inferno.[3]

Association with martial arts[edit]

At the first national martial arts tournament organized by the Central Guoshu Institute in 1928, participants were separated into practitioners of Shaolin and Wudang styles. Styles considered to belong to the latter group—called Wudangquan—are those with a strong element of Taoist neidan exercises. Typical examples of Wudangquan are Taijiquan, Xingyiquan and Baguazhang. According to legend, Taijiquan was created by the Taoist hermit Zhang Sanfeng, who lived in the Wudang mountains.[6]

Wudangquan has been partly reformed to fit the PRC sport and health promotion program. The third biannual Traditional Wushu Festival was held in Wudang Mountains from October 28 to November 2, 2008.[7]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Road Atlas of Hubei (湖北省公路里程地图册; Hubei Sheng Gonglu Licheng Dituce), published by 中国地图出版社 SinoMaps Press, 2007, ISBN 978-7-5031-4380-9. Page 11 (Shiyan City), and the map of the Wudangshan world heritage area, within the back cover.
  2. ^ a b Atlas of World Heritage: China. Long River Press. 1 January 2005. pp. 99–100. ISBN 978-1-59265-060-6. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Wang, Fang (May 11, 2004). "Pilgrimage to Wudang". Beijing Today. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains
  5. ^ "China's world heritage sites over-exploited". China Daily. December 22, 2006. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  6. ^ Henning, Stanley (1994). "Ignorance, Legend and Taijiquan". Journal of the Chen Style Taijiquan Research Association of Hawaii. 2 (3). 
  7. ^ 李. Every year in the autumn a new festival is organized as part of the yearly festival calendar., 鹏翔 (April 18, 2008). "第三届世界传统武术节将在湖北十堰举行". 新华社稿件. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Pierre-Henry de Bruyn, Le Wudang Shan : Histoire des récits fondateurs, Paris, Les Indes savantes, 2010, 444 pp.

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