Note that “school” below refers to the Wudang Dao Cultural Institute.
- What to prepare before leaving for the school?
Some communication apps are blocked here in China. Make sure to install some apps like 'Wechat' that is commonly used in China and you can contact master Bing through this app - Master Bing's WeChat ID: wudangbing
- is there internet connection at school?
yes, there is internet WIFI connection at school
please keep in mind that Gmail, google, facebook and Youtube are blocked in China.
- Is training uniform required to buy and wear? what about shoes for training?
you can bring your own uniform for training if you like, there are many Wudang uniform stores in Wudang Town near school. you can either have clothes custom made or buy uniforms. Training shoes are also available in Town, but sometimes it may be hard to find big size shoes larger than size 44 in Wudang Town.
- how to arrive at the school in Wudang Mountain
Wudang Mountain is located in the center area of China, There are many different ways to get to Wudang Mountain. Most come here through major international cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, or Wuhan. Of all these cities Beijing and Shanghai are the most convenient cities to arrive because they are more English friendly. From these cities you can take a train or even a connecting flight to the domestic airport in nearby Shiyan City. There is an airport named Wudangshan Airport(WDS), it's about 35 minutes drive from the airport to school.
The train is about 20 hours from Beijing or Shanghai to Wudang train station (or Shiyan train station), you will want to reserve a hard or soft sleeper ticket. Please email Master Bing about you travel plans, so he can arrange for a taxi to pick you up at the airport or transition near Wudang, if you wish to make your own plan, once you arrive in China you can call Master Bing's phone number 15971875811 if needed.
-how far is the school to the supply, how students get supply
from Wudang Town to the school is 15 to 20 minutes drive, Master Bing will drive his car from the school to the Wudang town every 2 to 4 days. students can have a ride to the Town. or Master Bing can arrange a taxi for your commute. an other way to get to the Town is walk, student walk around 40 minutes from school to the main road, then take a bus to get to the town, there is bus stops along the main road. bus comes every 15 to 30 minutes depends on the time of the day.
-how is the living conditioning, like room, shower, etc
so far the school has 7 rooms, all rooms no air conditional yet( but you can use standing fan instead), it will be very hot in Summer, from June to the end of August. rooms have beds, blanket and sheet sets, pillows and mosquito nets. students will share bathrooms and showers.
- Fun things to do around the school
There are a few trails you can explore around the school and enjoy the river, especially during summer time you can swim and go along the river. Bring some bathing suits if you want. However some ares of the river are quite deep so you should have a company if you have that in mind.
- Visa Information
All persons intending to enter The People's Republic of China from outside countries must first have a passport and Chinese visa (most likely a tourist visa).
We can help you with obtaining your Chinese tourist visa by providing you with an invitation letter to hand in with your tourist visa application. please communicated to Master Bing via email.
Tourist visas can be extended here in town for up to one year.