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Temple Of The Green Goat

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Temple of the Green Goats, or sheep bronze Qingyang, considered a major stronghold of Taoism in Chengdu and attracts the attention of visitors with its original architecture, numerous relics and historical significance. The construction of the temple dates back its roots to the reign of the Tang dynasty, however, its final appearance of the attraction has received, during the reign of the Qing dynasty.
Currently, the temple complex is located in the southwestern area of Chengdu city, within the famous Park, Wenhua. According to ancient legend, the name of the temple is associated with the words of the great Lao Tzu, who commanded his disciple Yin XI follows the West riding on the bull and find the green goat. After a long journey, Yin XI saw a sacred animal and decided to build a temple.

The main building is a large octagonal pavilion, designed in traditional Chinese style. In the center of the pavilion is a tall stele Laozi, depicted sitting on a bull. The external facades are decorated with sculptures of the Golden dragon, characters and original carved ornament.

Upon entering the Room the Three Began visitors are greeted by two sculptures of goats made of bronze. A close look at the sculptures you can see that the image of the goat is composed of various body parts of animals belonging to the 12-year cycle of the Chinese calendar. At the same time, the locals firmly believe in the healing power of these symbolic animals.

Significant historical significance have stored in the temple bar (13 000), made from pear wood, which are inscribed with the tenets of Taoism influencing the development and preservation of the foundations of this popular Chinese religious movements.