The Yuxu Palace Main Hall

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Updated: 2013-01-15

Xuyu Palace, built in the 10th year of Emperor Yongle's reign in the Ming Dynasty, was the biggest of eight palaces on the Wudang Mountains. It covered 200,000 square meters but was damaged by fire in the 10th year of Emperor Qianlong's reign (1736-1796) in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The restored main hall, Xuandi Hall, will be the biggest hall on the Wudang Mountains. It has an individual door accessing the mountain, with four pavilions guarding the steles. Zijin city and Inner Yue city house over 600 kinds of rare and valuable transplanted trees. The grass area covers 36,000 square meters. Outer Yue city is paved with more than 10,000 rocks.

The top 10 engineering projects in 2012, celebrating 600 years of history mass construction in the Wudang Mountains.The Top 10 Projects of the Wudang Mountains, including The Restoration of the Yuxu Palace Main Hall, were completed in 2012. The projects were financed with over 1 billion yuan ($161 million).

In 1412, Emperor Yongle of the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) launched two large projects characterized as "building the Forbidden City in the north and building Wudang in the south". Wudang welcomed another golden period of development in 2012, marking 600 years of construction and growth.

The Yuxu Palace Main Hall
The Restoration of the Yuxu Palace Main Hall

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