Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains

UNESCO RegionAsia and the Pacific
LocationDanjiangkou City, Hubei Province
CoordinatesN32 28 0.012 E111 0 0
Inscription Date1994
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo represent a masterpiece of human creative genius
CriteriaTo exhibit an important interchange of human values - over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world - on developments in architecture or technology; monumental arts; town-planning or landscape design
CriteriaTo be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions; with ideas; or with beliefs; with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
All ThreatsIllegal activities
All ThreatsFire widlfires
All ThreatsManagement activities
Unesco Reference Number705
State of Conservation Report
DescriptionThe 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.
StatusWorld Heritage Site