Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Journey to Wudang 02: Prince’s Slope 太子坡/復真觀

was hesitating if

i should lump the attractions together

with a quick overview

 

or do a quick individual post

for every place as

i doubt i’ll come back again

who knows…

 

Prince’s Slope 太子坡

Prince’s Slope 太子坡/復真觀Prince’s Slope 太子坡/復真觀

 

the name:

Princes are sent here for

“further studies” during

the Ming dynasty

 

as seen from the picture above

the entrance is actually a slope

as it is built following the

nature slope of the mountain

 

that’s what Taoism is about

(according to me)

live in/with/by nature

 

the official name of

the temple is

Quanzhenguan 全真觀

 

i was suddenly proud that

i am able to remember the name

after almost one month later

until I googled it

 

nope,

Quanzhenguan is the one

at Qingcheng Mountain 青城山

somewhere near Chengdu

 

the official name of

the temple is

複真觀 Fuzhenguan

i.e. Fuzhen Taoist Temple

 

what’s cool about it:

the choice of colors and the architecture

are Royal-exclusive

resembling those found in

the Forbidden City and

the Summer Palace

 

what I really like about it:

they have kept

the building intact

in spite of the

chipping paints

 

you have no idea

how much i appreciate it

 

it’s like

seeing a make-up free face

with a natural skin tone

despite the flaws

 

instead of covered in

layers of thick make-up

which smells chemical-like

 

amazing!

Prince’s Slope 太子坡/復真觀Prince’s Slope 太子坡/復真觀Prince’s Slope 太子坡/復真觀

 

and the slope actually

looks different

every time you look back

from a different angle

Prince’s Slope 太子坡/復真觀

 

p.s.

glad that i finally decided

to split the attractions

instead of lumping them all

into one post

 

i might wanna come back here again

who knows….

 

i actually got

very strange ideas about

Mount Wudang after my visit

to the Prince’s Slope

 

this place actually

makes quite a good location

for couple/wedding shots

 

seriously…

from an advocate of bachelorism?

 

p.p.s.

this is a backdated post

posted on 5/5/2017 12:04 AM

so that all the Wudang posts

are next to each other

 

more than a week delay

since i uploaded the first post

on 25/4/2017

what have I been doing then

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