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Mount Song -- Shaolin Kung Fu in Chinese Culture

Mount Song has 72 peaks, and had been visited by many clan leaders and kings in the history of China as far as 4,000 to 5,000 years ago.

 

It is believed as the place where the God of Water Yu the Great lived, who led people defeated huge flood and established the first dynasty Xia

 

Empress Wu Zetian, the only female emperor in the history of China, had held big worship ceremony Feng Chan there as well, as an exceptional monarch. 

It also has many Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism buildings, as well as the oldest  (built in 1276) astronomical observatory in China. 

 

The famous Shaolin Temple is located here, which is well known for their Kung Fu and its historical, valuable buildings.

 

Shaolin was firstly built in the year 495 and then expanded slowly. Until once, some of their well trained monks saved Emperor Li Shimin, Shaolin became a famous temple that was supported by the royal family.

 

Since then, it developed soon and is respected as one of the most well established temples in China.