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Qingxu Taoist Temple

Qingxu Taoist Temple Travel Guide

Qingxu Taoist Temple is the largest Taoist temple in Pingyao, it not only show you the Taoist culture, but also have exhibition for Pingyao history and culture.

Qingxu Taoist Temple was first built in 657 AD, it was Tang Dynasty at the time, and rebuilt and extended for the following 1300 years, now the existing buildings, inscriptions and painted clay sculptures are Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. There are 10 halls in 3 courtyards. 

The highlights include:

5 meters high Dragon and White tiger clay sculptures in Dragon and Tiger Hall.
The Dragon and Tiger Hall is the gate of Qingxu Taoist Temple, which is built in early Yuan Dynasty. It was the "Mountain Gate" of the temple; the mountain gate is the entrance to sacred realms in Taoist eyes, stepping across the mountain gate means stepping out of mortal world, could be practice in peace. And the two sculptures are the eudemon, not only protect the temple, but also protect the practice Taoist. Their face are mellow, their eyebrows are angry, the noses are outspread, hands are outspread,show their strong and vigorous spirit. Two amazing sculptures with Yuan Dynasty features.

Chunyang Hall
Chunyang Hall is for consecrating the top eight famous taoist Lv Dongbin. The most popular hall to believers since it was built.

Pingyao History and Culture Exhibition Hall
Here you could discover the local folk arts and handicrafts, also the developing history. Such as water and land painting, local opera characters made by paper, wood carving, etc.

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