Friday, 3 March 2023

Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains

According with UNESCO, the buildings in the Wudang Mountains exhibit exceptional architectural art and technology and represent the highest level of Chinese art and architecture achieved over a period of nearly 1,000 years

Wudang Mountains
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The Wudang Mountains (Chinese武当山pinyinWǔdāng Shān) consist of a small mountain range in the northwestern part of HubeiChina, just south of Shiyan

Wudang Mountains

They are home to a famous complex of 
Taoist temples and monasteries associated with the god Xuan Wu. The Wudang Mountains are renowned for the practice of Taichi and Taoism as the Taoist counterpart to the Shaolin Monastery, which is affiliated with Chinese Chán Buddhism
. - in: wikipedia

Purple Cloud Monastery at Wudang Mountains

The Purple Cloud Temple, standing on Zhanqifeng Peak, is a Taoist temple of the Wudang Mountains Taoist complex. After being built in 1119-26, it was rebuilt in 1413 and extended in 1803-20.
It consists of several halls and Daoist statues including the Dragon and Tiger Hall, the Purple Sky Hall, the East Hall, the West Hall, the Parent Hall and the Prince Cliff. The Purple Sky Hall is enshrined with statues of Zhen Wu at different stages of his life. Statues of Zhen Wu's parents rest in the Parent Hall. On the left side is the Chinese deity Guan Yin, and on the right is the Shouzi Mother to whom couples traditionally pray for sons. The hall also houses cultural relics, some of which date back as far as the 7th century, including the Green Dragon Crescent Blade. - in: wikipedia

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