Wudang Scenery Series: Chiongtai Temple
ChiongTai temple, known as the "Jade Dais Palace" in the Yuan dynasty, boasts three construction units, i.e. the upper, the middle and lower temple complex, thus becoming the biggest Taoist temple complex in Mt. Wudang (almost in parallel with Purple Heaven Palace in size). Local people prefer to use metaphorical names to term the three unites in turn as White Turtle Jade Dias, Purple Jade Dias and Jade Flute Dias. Historically, long the surface configuration of the mountain slope there sited altogether 24 temples, each linked by kiosk and bridges. Therefore there had the saying as day out no sky beheld, rain out no wet shoes gotten", from which people can imagine how a grand-scale construction and wonderful layout it is.
According to legend, after more than 40 years of inner alchemy practice, the Great Zhenwu God finally ascended to heaven successfully, the Jade Emperor Xuan Tian Shang Di canonized him as the North Pole and held a grand ceremony in ChiongTai Temple. Accordingly, Wudang Taoism regards Chiong Tai temple as the ordainment place for Great Zhen Wu God and thus receiving worship and respect from people.
The following below are pictures listed to show off the majestic appearance of the temple complex from different angle:
Wudang Taoism Kung Fu Academy