Ancient Building Complex
in the Wudang Mountains
Inscribed :1994 Criteria: C (i) (ii) (vi)

Justification for Inscription:
Report of the 18th Session of the Committee

1998 State of Conservation Report


Brief description:
The Complex consists of palaces and temples forming the nucleus of secular and religious buildings exemplifying the architectural and artistic achievements of the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties of China. Situated in the scenic valleys and on the slopes of the Wudang mountains in Hubei Province, the site, built as an organized complex during the Ming dynasty (14th-17th century), contains taoist buildings from as early as the 7th century, and represents the highest standards of Chinese art and architecture over a period of nearly one thousand years.
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