Wudang is a short-term referring to the mountain range called the Wudang Mountains or Wǔdāngshān in Chinese. Wǔdāngshān which used to be called Tàihéshān is the most famous Daoist sanctuary in China, covering an area of more than 312 km². Bordering the historic city Xiāngfán in the east, downtown of Shiyan in the west, Shénnóngjià Forestry District in the south, and Dānjiāngkǒu reservoir in the north, the Wudang Mountains has been inscribed as world heritage by UNESCO.
The Wudang monasteries are associated with the god Xuánwǔ also known as Zhēnwǔ, the teachings and principles are heavily based on the philosophy of Lǎozǐ and Zhāngsānfēng, the originator of Tàijíquán. The interplay of this worldview idealizes to be immortal and invincible, which leads us right back to the properties of Zhen Wu (the True Warrior). Wudang refers to a journey for the body and mind alike.
The following documentary series gives you a first impression of the Wudang teachings and culture:
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