The Zhishi Xuanyue Memorial Archway is located at Wudang Mountain, Hubei Province.
Zhishi Xuanyue Memorial Archway, also known as the Xuanyue Gate, was the first gate leading to the Wudang Mountain. Built in 1552 in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the stone archway has four columns, three small archways and five roofs. It is 30 meters high and 12.81 meters wide. Its columns and beams are engraved or embossed with patterns, such as a crane flying over clouds and the Chinese legend of the Eight Immortals. Located under the square wood hanging between the columns are huge legendary turtles facing one another. The roof ridge is decorated with ornaments and the square beams are dotted with flower patterns. Leaning on the Wudang Mountain, the Xuanyue Gate overlooks the Danjiang Reservoir and forms a fascinating landscape of lakes and mountains.