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.
Empress Wu Zetian, the only female emperor in the history of China, had held a 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 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.
Panorama of Mount Song
Ancient astronomical observatory
Mount Song in winter
Shaolin Kong Fu
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