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Wudang Shan

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Wudang Shan is one of the popular tourist attractions in China and is assumed to be a sacred mountain area in northwest Hubei. The range of 72 peaks stretches almost up to 400 kilometers. At 1,600 meters height, Tianzhu Feng peak is the highest of Wudang Shan's peaks. Its name means pillar to the sky. Many of the hills in Wudang Shan have Daoist temples spread on their slopes which date back to the Ming dynasty that lasted from 1368 to 1644.
The historical findings also reveal that the Ming emperor Zhen Whu, who became a Daoist deity, lived here during the 15th century and there is a statue of him in the impressive Taihe Temple, which is about halfway up Tianzhu Feng Peak. The Jinding meaning a Golden Summit is also located at the top of Tianzhu Feng Peak. There are several other temples to visit in this picturesque area including Zixiao Gong, which owes its origin back in 1413 and is located northeast of Tianzhu Feng peak.
Wudang Shan is also said to be the home of Chinese martial art, Tai Chi, as Daoist monk named Zhang Sanfeng developed this art here. Zhang Sanfeng lived here during the 14th century and founded this art from his observations of birds and animals in the area.
Wudang Shan can boast the presence of many archaeological treasures of great interest. Moreover, the rich heritage and sanctified being of the mountain and surrounding locality refreshes the mind.

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