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  • Gordon Dumoulin

The Heart of Tai Chi and Taoist China

The Wudang Mountains (武当山, Wǔdāng Shān) in central China are a small mountain range located in the northwestern part of Hubei province. Renowned for the practice of Taoism and Tai Chi (Taoist Martial Arts), the mountains are home to a famous complex of Taoist temples and monasteries.

The Wudang mountains are one of the four Sacred Mountains of Taoism in China, and counterpart to the famous Shaolin monastery in Henan province, home of the Chinese Chán Buddhism. The first temple, “the five Immortals” in the Wudang mountains was built in the 7th century during Tang Dynasty.

Tai Chi is practiced in countless parks all over China by thousands of people every early morning, whether freezing in cold winters or during steaming hot summers.

Sources : Wikipedia, chinadiscovery, Michael Yamashita, fiveimmortals

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