Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains - CHINA - UNESCO #705

The final card of the lot I had today are two more UNESCO World Heritage Sites for my collection, sent from China by different postcrossers on different dates (another case of waiting for the mail plane!). This one shows an entrance for a Taoist Temple carved on the rocks of the Wudang Mountains, one of the many that can be found over there. Thank you very much Heng, you've been a major help for my collection, I've 316 now, only 665 sites to finish. This postcard took 15 days to arrive!

UNESCO #705 - Wudang Mountains - CHINA
 
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.
 
 
 

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