Chengdu Bronze Goat Taoist Temple

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The Bronze Goat Taoist Temple (Qing Yang Gong/青羊宫) is the oldest surviving temple in Chengdu with a history that dates back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907), and was purportedly built on the site where Laozi (老子) taught the Dao De Jing (道德經) to his discipline Ying Xi.

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Not surprisingly given the temple’s long history, none of the buildings from its early days have survived. Most of the current ones are restorations from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), another period when the temple flourished.

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In recent years, the temple has been revived once again both as a place of worship and as a destination for tourists. With its magnificent buildings and peaceful atmosphere, it’s a wonderful place to spend a relaxing afternoon in.

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