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Category: Mountains, Local time: 09:24:12, Altitude: 511m
The Wudang Mountains are a mountain range in China
. It is situated in the central part of the country, in Hubei province, in Yingshan County, near the city of Shiyan. It stretches along 400 km. The Wudang Mountains consist of 72 peaks, 36 cliffs and 24 valleys. The large number of beautiful Taoist temples, shrines, palaces, monasteries and pavilions underline the overall atmosphere of the mountain range. These mountains are considered to be sacred for Taoists. According to a legend, an important ruler, the emperor Zhenwu, considered the forefather of Taoism, was born here. In the local monasteries, we can see unique historical artifacts, such as musical instruments, sacrificial vessels, written or graphically decorated stone boards, Taoist sacred texts and other. The complex of architectural monuments in the Wudang Mountains were registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994.
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