Mount Wudang: Golden Palace
Golden Palace stations high up at the top of Heaven Pillar Peak. It is the largest palace building in China with housetop covering gold paint.
Golden Palace is 5.54 meters high, 4.4 meters wide and 3.15 meters long. All components connect with each other closely without aperture. In it is the great Emperor Copper Statue, weighing 10 metric tons. History books say that 20 metric tons of copper and 300 kilograms of gold were used to forge the statue. After finishing it was carried to Mount Wudang.
When it gets lightning strike the sparkles will rush out everywhere and fireball can beheld rolling around. No damage incurred for more than 7oo years that every time after lightning strike it looks more brilliant. Sometimes you have to marvel at the ancients’ wisdom.
The statue of Zhengwu God is worshipped in the middle, sided by jade boy and girl who is holding volumes and treasure formally, respectfully, peacefully and skillfully. Two vigorous and awful Generals Water and Fire separately stand on two sides, holding flags and swords in hands, Xuanwu is under the God Desk, usually called "Two Generals Tortoise and Snake, A Snake winds a tortoise and is raising its head and looking at Tortoise. There are four characters "Gold Light MiaoXiang" on the tablet in the palace which is Kangxi Emperor's handwritings. Golden Hall is as splendid as original although through wind and rains of 500 years as well as numerous hot Summer and Winter.
Wudang Taoism Kung Fu Academy
Mount Wudang Scenery Zone
ShiYan City, Hubei Province, China 442714
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