Part of our students travels round Hubei, China, was time spent in the Wudang Mountains. Besides the beautiful scenery, these mountains are an important destination for Taoist pilgrimages, as they are one of the “Four Sacred Mountains of Taoism” and thus have many Taoist monasteries and temples.
The Wudang Mountains are also renowned for the art of Tai Chi. Many festivals and martial arts tournaments are held here, along side the tai chi training schools. Here is a yearly celebration of Lau tsu that we watched: