Welcome to Wudang Shan
There are not many places in the world quite like Wudang Shan (武当山; Wǔdāng Shān), the wellspring of the gentle art of taichi. Misty clouds cover Taoist courtyards where masters and disciples make slow, flowing moves in unison, while travellers make the long, sweat-soaked ascent up thousands of stone steps. The 'No 1 Taoist Mountain in the Middle Kingdom' is more than a place of pilgrimage, however; its flora contains elixirs for natural health remedies sold on every second precipice and its mountain views rival any in China. Press away from the crowds and you'll find unmarked paths to moss-strewn temples and ethereal splendour.