Top things to do

Museum in Wǔdāng Shān

Wǔdāng Museum of China

This is a great opportunity to get a grip on Wǔdāng Shān history, lore and architecture. There’s a whole pantheon of gods, including the eminent Zhenwu (patriarch of the mountain) and a section on Taoist medicine in…
Buddhist Site in Wǔdāng Shān

Purple Cloud Temple

From this beautiful, turquoise-tiled temple, a small stone path leads up to South Cliff (45 minutes).
Chinese in Wǔdāng Shān

Taìhé Xuánwǔ Dàjiǔdiàn

Large bustling restaurant with half its menu helpfully translated into English. Various regional cuisines are represented, from Sichuanese to Cantonese; even Běijīng roast duck! No English sign.
Theatre in Wǔdāng Shān

Wǔdāng Grand Theatre

Modern theatre opposite the Wǔdāng Museum of China. It hosts the Wǔdāng Taichi Show every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Taoist Site in Wǔdāng Shān

Forbidden City

Near the top, beyond the cable-car exit, is the magnificent Forbidden City with its 2.5m-thick stone walls hugging the mountainside and balustrades festooned with lovers’ locks.
Taoist Site in Wǔdāng Shān

Golden Hall

There are magnificent views from the Golden Hall, constructed entirely from bronze, dating from 1416 and in dire need of some buffing up. A small statue of Zhenwu – Ming emperor and Wǔdāng Shān’s presiding Taoist de…
Chinese in Wǔdāng Shān

Taste of Wǔdāng

This fast-food-style restaurant, right by the bus station, does basic noodle dishes and has an English menu.