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Wudang Documentary
Wudang Documentary
Published: 2015/07/07
Channel: Wudang Online Academy
Journey Walking Up Taoist Wudang Mountain in China
Journey Walking Up Taoist Wudang Mountain in China
Published: 2016/09/29
Channel: Terry J. Hodgkinson
Wudang Mountain
Wudang Mountain
Published: 2007/04/07
Channel: mooney47
Wudang Mountain Wudang Master
Wudang Mountain Wudang Master
Published: 2010/01/22
Channel: wudangbing
The Empty Mind - Wudang Mountain Tai Chi
The Empty Mind - Wudang Mountain Tai Chi
Published: 2006/10/28
Channel: Empty Mind Films
WUDANG MOUNTAIN
WUDANG MOUNTAIN
Published: 2008/05/27
Channel: wudangbing
Wudang Mountains Taoism Kung Fu Documentary
Wudang Mountains Taoism Kung Fu Documentary
Published: 2017/07/28
Channel: Jubei 333
KUNG FU QUEST  - WUDANG EP 1 ENG SUB
KUNG FU QUEST - WUDANG EP 1 ENG SUB
Published: 2013/08/09
Channel: MINMIN CHAN
Meditation in the Wudang Mountains with Zhong Yunlong
Meditation in the Wudang Mountains with Zhong Yunlong
Published: 2015/11/22
Channel: Wudang Online Academy
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
Wudang Mountains - Cradle of Taoism E01 Part 1/2
Wudang Mountains - Cradle of Taoism E01 Part 1/2
Published: 2010/11/28
Channel: CControl
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
Z-Ultimate Wudang Mountains 2016
Z-Ultimate Wudang Mountains 2016
Published: 2016/07/17
Channel: Brian Hyman
Wudang Kung Fu
Wudang Kung Fu
Published: 2011/12/29
Channel: Longwei 龙威
Learning Wudang Gong Fu in the Wudang Mountains
Learning Wudang Gong Fu in the Wudang Mountains
Published: 2017/06/22
Channel: Wudang Online Academy
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
Mystic Wudang Mountains  -  Michuan Taiji Quan
Mystic Wudang Mountains - Michuan Taiji Quan
Published: 2015/11/27
Channel: 德國武當派 Wudang Pai Germany
Wudang Mountain: Home of Tai Chi
Wudang Mountain: Home of Tai Chi
Published: 2015/05/16
Channel: Enso Martial Arts
"Karate Kid", WuDang Mountains
"Karate Kid", WuDang Mountains
Published: 2012/04/03
Channel: Jeremy Kasten
Kung Fu Training at Wudang Mountain 武當山
Kung Fu Training at Wudang Mountain 武當山
Published: 2012/01/11
Channel: TCCII
Wudang Mountains - China (HD1080p)
Wudang Mountains - China (HD1080p)
Published: 2014/03/14
Channel: MrBangthamai
Wudang Mountain | China
Wudang Mountain | China
Published: 2008/07/16
Channel: wudangjian
Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains (UNESCO/NHK)
Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains (UNESCO/NHK)
Published: 2013/11/05
Channel: UNESCO
WUDANG MOUNTAIN
WUDANG MOUNTAIN
Published: 2011/02/20
Channel: YouFirstEye
Taoist Wudang Mountain (China) Trip Webinar
Taoist Wudang Mountain (China) Trip Webinar
Published: 2015/10/04
Channel: Terry J. Hodgkinson
Ascending WUDANG Mountains .........UNESCO World Heritage Site !
Ascending WUDANG Mountains .........UNESCO World Heritage Site !
Published: 2013/12/31
Channel: myWudangMasters
China - Wudang Mountain (Climbing the Dao) - Special Edition
China - Wudang Mountain (Climbing the Dao) - Special Edition
Published: 2015/02/16
Channel: Basho Matsuo
Monkey in the Wudang mountains
Monkey in the Wudang mountains
Published: 2011/06/15
Channel: Troubadiix
Wudang Mountains:Taoism & Cradle of Wudang Martial Arts-1/2
Wudang Mountains:Taoism & Cradle of Wudang Martial Arts-1/2
Published: 2011/10/19
Channel: Supreme Master Television
Wudang Mountains - Cradle of Taoism E02 Part 1/2
Wudang Mountains - Cradle of Taoism E02 Part 1/2
Published: 2010/11/28
Channel: CControl
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 Tai Chi 13 by Master Chen Shiyu
Wudang Tai Chi 13 by Master Chen Shiyu
Published: 2015/03/07
Channel: Wudang Online Academy
Wudang Mountain
Wudang Mountain
Published: 2011/12/03
Channel: curioustravella
Wudang Mountains Cradle of Taoism Part 4
Wudang Mountains Cradle of Taoism Part 4
Published: 2017/07/23
Channel: Wudang Online Academy
Training in Wudang Mountains 2008
Training in Wudang Mountains 2008
Published: 2009/03/05
Channel: wudangshu
NEW !  WUDANG Tai Yi Wu Xing Quan @PurpleCloud Temple, Wudang Mountains
NEW ! WUDANG Tai Yi Wu Xing Quan @PurpleCloud Temple, Wudang Mountains
Published: 2011/08/06
Channel: TaichiTalk
Wudang Master Chen
Wudang Master Chen's School in Wudang Mountains
Published: 2014/12/26
Channel: Chen Li Sheng
WUDANG Mountains    Old Master ZhengShiJie shows his KUNGFU skills !
WUDANG Mountains Old Master ZhengShiJie shows his KUNGFU skills !
Published: 2014/03/22
Channel: KennieTravelMemories
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 - Cradle of Taoism E05 Part 1/2
Wudang Mountain - Cradle of Taoism E05 Part 1/2
Published: 2010/12/02
Channel: CControl
WUDANG Shan Wudang Mountains...... Dragon Gate Kungfu School !
WUDANG Shan Wudang Mountains...... Dragon Gate Kungfu School !
Published: 2014/08/01
Channel: crazytaichiman
NEW ! WUDANG " Kungfu Martial Arts " performance @PurpleCloudTemple ,Wudang Mountains!
NEW ! WUDANG " Kungfu Martial Arts " performance @PurpleCloudTemple ,Wudang Mountains!
Published: 2012/01/24
Channel: myWudangMasters
Wudang Mountain: Five Dragon Temple
Wudang Mountain: Five Dragon Temple
Published: 2015/05/16
Channel: Enso Martial Arts
Wudang Mountains - Cradle of Taoism E03 Part 1/2
Wudang Mountains - Cradle of Taoism E03 Part 1/2
Published: 2010/11/28
Channel: CControl
Wudang Mountain
Wudang Mountain
Published: 2012/11/04
Channel: 09supermango
Wudang Mountains ......Old Kungfu Master ZHENG ShiJie !
Wudang Mountains ......Old Kungfu Master ZHENG ShiJie !
Published: 2014/07/06
Channel: crazytaichiman
Wudang,Home of Tai Chi Part 2
Wudang,Home of Tai Chi Part 2
Published: 2015/12/16
Channel: CCTV纪录
Climbing Up Wudang Mountains !
Climbing Up Wudang Mountains !
Published: 2011/02/02
Channel: myWudangMasters
Wudang Mountains Cradle of Taoism Part 2
Wudang Mountains Cradle of Taoism Part 2
Published: 2017/07/23
Channel: Wudang Online Academy
Taoism and Wudang Mountains E1 9 2008 HDTV
Taoism and Wudang Mountains E1 9 2008 HDTV
Published: 2014/10/07
Channel: BlueLight LionTribe
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Wudang Mountains
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UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official name Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains
Location People's Republic of China Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates 32°24′03″N 111°00′14″E / 32.400833°N 111.003889°E / 32.400833; 111.003889Coordinates: 32°24′03″N 111°00′14″E / 32.400833°N 111.003889°E / 32.400833; 111.003889
Criteria Cultural: i, ii, vi
Reference 705
Inscription 1994 (18th Session)
Wudang Mountains is located in China
Wudang Mountains
Location of Wudang Mountains
Wudang Mountains
Wudang shan (Chinese characters).svg
"Wudang Mountains" in Simplified (top) and Traditional (bottom) Chinese
Traditional Chinese 武當山
Simplified Chinese 武当山

The Wudang Mountains (simplified Chinese: 武当山; traditional 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,[1] 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.[2]

Modern maps show the elevation of the highest of the peaks in the Wudang Shan "proper" as 1612 meters;[2][3] however, the entire Wudangshan range has somewhat higher elevations elsewhere.[2]

Some consider the Wudang Mountains to be a "branch" of the Daba Mountains range,[3] which is a major mountain system of the western Hubei, Shaanxi, Chongqing and Sichuan.

History[edit]

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.[4]

The first site of worship—the Five Dragons Temple—was constructed at the behest of Emperor Taizong of Tang.[5] 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.[5] 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.[5] 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 1119–1126, rebuilt in 1413 and extended in 1803–1820).[5]

The monasteries such as the Wudang Garden[6] were made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.[5]

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.[7] 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.[4]

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.[8]

Wudangquan has been partly reformed to fit the PRC sport and health promotion program. The third biannual Traditional Wushu Festival was held in the Wudang Mountains from October 28 to November 2, 2008.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.wudanglife.com/index.php?route=info&id=1
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ a b Wang, Fang (May 11, 2004). "Pilgrimage to Wudang". Beijing Today. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains
  6. ^ http://www.wudanglife.com/index.php?route=info&id=2
  7. ^ "China's world heritage sites over-exploited". China Daily. December 22, 2006. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  8. ^ Henning, Stanley (1994). "Ignorance, Legend and Taijiquan". Journal of the Chen Style Taijiquan Research Association of Hawaii. 2 (3). 
  9. ^ 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.

External links[edit]

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