The palaces and temples which form the nucleus of this
group of secular and religious buildings exemplify the architectural and
artistic achievements of China's Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties.
Situated in the scenic valleys and on the slopes of the Wudang mountains
in Hubei Province, the site, which was built as an organized complex
during the Ming dynasty (14th–17th centuries), contains Taoist buildings
from as early as the 7th century. It represents the highest standards
of Chinese art and architecture over a period of nearly 1,000 years.