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Of palaces and temples, no ancient power could make them better than the Chinese. Among the most beautiful of such palaces and temples is the Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains which consists of secular and religious buildings from the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties of China.

Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains you gotta go here

Of palaces and temples, no ancient power could make them better than the Chinese. Among the most beautiful of such palaces and temples is the Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains which consists of secular and religious buildings from the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties of China.

The Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains is located on the scenic Wudang Mountains of the Chinese Province of Hubei and was built mainly during the reign of Ming Dynasty in the 14th to 17th century. It is an outstanding example of the best Chinese art and architecture that spans for more than 1000 years.

The list below is a compilation of the most spectacular buildings in the Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains.

  1. Five Dragon Hall – This was built in 627 to 649 by the Emperor Taizong to commemorate the Governor of Wudang Administrative Region who could bring rain by prayer.
  2. Taiyi and Yanchang Temples – These were also built between year 627 and 649.
  3. Weiwu Gong Temple (869)
  4. Purple Heaven
  5. Laojun Monastery
  6. Xianguan Terrace
  7. The Gate to the Blessed Land – this was built in the year 1304 when the Wudang Temple became known as the ‘Blessed Land’.
  8. The Tianyi-Zhenqing Palace,
  9. Yuxu Cliff Temple
  10. Thunder God's Cave
  11. Yinxian Cliff Temple

Ming Emperor Zhu di was perhaps the most influential emperor to have engaged in the construction of the complex. It was built by 12 men over a period of 12 years to complete. At its completion, it had 9 palaces, 36 monasteries, 100 stone bridges, 72 cliff temples and 9 temples.

Chinese have always been an ingenious people but in this particular project they outdid themselves. A visit to this mountainous complex that was listed into the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1998, 2003, 2004, and 2013 is an experience you will not easily forget. It is such an inspiring piece of architectural work that you will start to realize nothing is impossible if you have the heart and the determination.

Apparently, like many other Chinese Mainland destinations, this one is also cheap. Can you imagine seeing all this beauty and exploring all the above historical monuments for pocket change? I bet this is a deal you cannot find anywhere else other than in China.

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