Wudang Mountain, also named Taihe Mountain, is the national famous Taoist Holy Land, the cradle of internal boxing and one of the first key scenic spots of national-level. In 1994, the Ancient Building Complex in Wudang Mountains was inscribed by UNESCO on the World Cultural Heritage List and in 2006, Wudang Wushu, Wudang Taoist music, Taoist medication and traditional Taoist festivals were included into the Non-material Cultural Heritage List of national and provincial level respectively.
Wudang Mountain is renowned for its beautiful natural scenery, magnificent large-scale ancient building complexes, profound traditional Taoist culture and esoteric elegant Wudang Wushu. In Ming Dynasty, the royal family granted it the title “Da Yue” and “Zhi Shi Da Yue” which indicates that it occupied a more prominent position than the four national famed mountains. Well-known as the king mountain among the five outstanding mountains in China, it is praised as “the unexampled fairy land of the world, the first immortal mountain under the heaven.” Emperor Zhu Di (1402-1424) of Ming Dynasty paid great attention to Wudang Mountain and built Wudang on a large scale. Under the work of 300 thousand soldiers, workmen and craftsmen, through twelve years, Wudang Mountain shaped 9 palaces, 8 temples, 36 ancestral temples, 72 rock temples, 39 bridges, 12 pavilions etc. During the reign of Emperor Jiajing (1521-1566), repaired and newly-built architecture in Wudang Mountain which extend for about 140 Li became the largest religious building complexes. Sumimtardia, an expert of UNESCO, praised Wudang Mountain after inspecting: “The great past of China is still solid in Mountain Wudang.”
Nowadays, Wudang Mountain has preserved 53 ancient buildings with gross floors area of 27 thousand square miles and 9 sites of architecture occupied more than 200 thousand square miles which are all conferred as national units of cultural relic reservation and honored as a museum of Chinese ancient architecture achievements. There are nearly ten thousand pieces of culture relics which are unique in the country for great quantity, high grade and various textures. Wudang Museum will exhibit Wudang culture from the aspects of architecture, Taoist culture, essence of cultural relics, Wudang Wushu, medical and regime, celebrity and Wudang, Taoist music and folk culture. Some royal curiosa and objects bestowed by emperors will have their first appearance in the museum. Wudang Museum strived to let visitors learn Wudang, indulge in Wudang and appreciate its particular culture.