Travel to Mt. Wudang

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Travel Guide

Visa information

All persons intending to enter The People’s Republic of China from outside countries must first have a valid passport and a Chinese visa.We can help you with obtaining your Chinese visa by providing you with an invitation letter to hand in with your visa application.Any other circumstances or special needs for visa application can be communicated to Master Chen via e-mail.

Visas can be extended here in town for up to one year.After one year, foreigners are required to leave the country in order to apply for a new visa.Most students who stay for more than one year simply travel to Hong Kong or other neighboring countries to do so.


Travel information

Wudang Mountain (Wu Dang Shan in Chinese Pin Yin pronunciation) is located in the province of Hubei, located in Southern Central China.

The most common route for students coming to study is from Beijing.From Beijing, one can travel by airplane or train to Wudang.The train, about a 20 hour ride, is much cheaper and more direct than flights.If you are planning on taking the train, purchase a ticket for the K279 train to a town called wudang shan.Wudang shan train station is located about 20 minutes from the school.If you cannot purchase a ticket to wudang shan train station, purchase one for Shi Yan.Shi Yan is a city located about 1 hour from the school.

The following are some directions and Chinese phrases to print out to help with your ticket purchase:

Take a taxi to the Beijing West train station.

Please take me to the Beijing West train station 北京???(beijing xi zhan)

Purchase a ticket for the train, K279, to wudang shan.

would like to buy a ticket for the K279 train to wudang shan

我想买一张去武当山的火车???wo mai yi zhang qu wudang shan de huoche piao)

Choose either a soft sleeper or hard sleeper ticket.

Soft sleeper 软卧 (ruan wo)

Hard sleeper 硬卧 (ying wo)

If you are going to be flying from Beijing, purchase a plane ticket to WudangShan Airport.  This airport is located about 1 hours away from our school. If you would like for a taxi to meet you at the airport, please communicate this to Master Chen in a timely manner so that it can be arranged.

We recommend to buy the train tickets on english.

Wudang map
Helpful hints

When travelling, be sure to keep an eye on your belongings.Keep your passport, money, and other valuables on your person at all times.

Make sure that you keep Master Chen updated on your travel plans so that it can be arranged for someone to meet you at the airport or train station upon arrival.

Pick-up Service

We offer pick-up service for people who come to study to our school. But it is a long trip and here such service is offered not free and hope people understand our situation as one litre oil costs more than USD 1.2 here in China.

Pick-up from Wudang Shan Train Station: CNY 50
Pick-up from Shiyan City or Shiyan Train Station: CNY 100
Pick-up from Wudang Shan Airport: CNY 100.