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.
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…
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.
From this beautiful, turquoise-tiled temple, a small stone path leads up to South Cliff (45 minutes).
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…
Modern theatre opposite the Wǔdāng Museum of China. It hosts the Wǔdāng Taichi Show every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
This fast-food-style restaurant, right by the bus station, does basic noodle dishes and has an English menu.