China Kung Fu TourKung Fu or martial art is the national treasure of China with a history of thousands of years. Chinese people practice it for the purpose of health, physical training and self-defense. Now, Kung Fu is not only popular in China but also taught in many other foreign countries with the increasing popularity of action film genre.
Shaolin Kung Fu is one branch of Chinese martial art, and one of the ways that the monks of the temple practice Zen Buddhism. Take a China Kung Fu Tour to visit the Shaolin Temple - the cradle of Chinese martial arts and witness power and grace Kung Fu demonstrations by Shaolin Masters. If you are Kung Fu fan and dream of become a Kung Fu master some day, join the Kung Fu training course taught by Shaolin master! Wudang Kung Fu is another most famous sect, which focuses more on internal practice as well as physical movements. A visit to Wudang Mountain will bring you a once-in-a-life-time chance to learn more about the amazing martial arts.
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Useful Tips & GuideTips for your visit to Shaolin Temple:
You might have an opportunity to see the hundreds of Kung Fu practitioners training in the playgrounds;
Do go early ahead of the show time to get a seat and to avoid squeezing with the crowd at the walkways to catch the show.
You can complete visiting the temple and Pagoda Forest within 2 hours, it’s not a very big place, however, if you have more time, you can take a walk in the mountains or up the hill to Bodhidharma’s Cave. (Damo Cave);
Best times to visit are spring and fall to avoid the summer heat and crowds of domestic tourists;
There are electric cars available in the park, it is suggested that you may walk in to see the temple and Pagoda Forest, then take the car out to the parking after that.
Tips for your visit to Wudang Mountain:
Waking to the top is quite challenging, 4km of stairs. The view and Taoist temples are worth the effort. If you have the strength and time, just do it. If not, taking the cable car is a great solution.
A local bus ride is included in the admission fee. You will take the bus to go to the different scenic spots in the park;
The paths on the mountain are paved ones with countless stairs. Sometimes the route is busy with visitors and hawkers, and the views of landscape and ancient architecture can be exceptional, especially in the clear days.
There is also a chance to get up close and personal with monkeys in the "Carefree Valley". You should be careful though as some of them are a little aggressive and will try to grab your food.
Don't expect luxury hotels and western food here, all the accommodations mainly cater to the Chinese tourists’ need. 99% of the visitors are from other parts of China.
It is recommended to have an English speaking guide to get about, but it’s not critical if you can speak some Chinese, and have good sign language skills.
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