The Wudang Mountains service center was crowded with pilgrims on the morning of March 13. By 7:00 am, over 3,800 tour groups had arrived in the scenic zone safe and sound.
Cherry blossoms in full bloom at Moshan, a scenic spot in Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei province, March 18, 2013.
Heavy rainfall will hit most of South China over the next three days, meteorological authorities forecast on Saturday.
Each blooming season, hundreds of thousands people flock to the university for the cherry blossoms. To control the number of visitors this year, the university has raised the admission price from last year’s 10 yuan ($1.60) to 20 yuan.
Twin sisters from Canada, Brandy and Melonie, came to the Wudang Mountains to study Wudang kung fu for over three years after watching the film The Karate Kid.
Staff workers from the Wudang Mountains were busy receiving the largest pilgrimage group this year in the wee hours of March 10. The group, coming from Tongxin Club in Lushan county, Henan province, consisted of 6,100 pilgrims.
A direct air route linking Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is expected to open next month, authorities said on Saturday.
A 20-day overhaul has begun on the north ship dock of the Three Gorges Dam, the first stoppage in transport services for the world's largest hydropower project since it began operations 10 years ago.
Hubei province is aiming to build China's fourth economic growth area with three neighboring provinces. The move comes as expansion in the nation's three major economic growth centers slows amid sluggish international demand.
Before China implemented its one-child policy in the late 1970s, multiple siblings would share the burden of caring for elderly parents.
Responding to rising fuel prices and pollution, more cars in China are converting to natural gas, yet current market conditions are a barrier to widespread use.
Huang Fabao, the general secretary of Taiwan Xuantian Shangdi (God of the Profound Heavens) Institute, led nine members on a visit to Wudang from Feb 22 to 25 at the invitation of the strait exchange base in Wudang.
Wudang Sanfeng School began accepting new apprentices on Feb 4, the beginning of spring, in Sanfeng Clubhouse at the foot of the Wudang Mountains.
Wudang Taichi Kung Fu Troupe made its debut in Hong Kong on Feb 22 as one of the activities in the first Hong Kong Wudang Taichi Culture Festival.