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Sichuan and Chongqing Sights

Qingyang Gong (Qīngyáng gōng)

  • 9 1st Ring Rd. Map It
  • Chengdu
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 01/07/2015

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Built during the Tang Dynasty, Qingyang Gong is the oldest Taoist temple in the city, and one of the most famous in China. Six courtyards open out onto each other before arriving at the sculptures of two goats, which represent one of the earthly incarnations of Lao Tzu (the legendary founder of Taoism). If you arrive mid-morning, you can watch the day's first worshippers before the stampede of afternoon pilgrims. The temple grounds are filled with nuns and monks training at the Two Immortals Monastery, the only such facility in Southwest China. A small teahouse is on the premises.

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9 1st Ring Rd., 2nd Section, Chengdu, 610041, China

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Sight Details:

  • Y5
  • Mar.–Sept., daily 8–6; Oct.–Feb., daily 8–5

Updated 01/07/2015


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