Qingyang Gong

In the middle of the entrance of Qing Yang Gong is the mountain gate. On it hangs a tablet with an inscription which reads "Qing Yang Gong". It is said to have been inscribed by an important official of the Tang Dynasty. The exterior of this gate is decorated with brightly-colored animals on its stone pillars and cornices. Delicately sculptured, these animals make this gate look elegant and brilliant. Standing right inside Sanqing Palace, one of the main temple buildings, there are the three immerse statues of Sanqing (Three Purities), the most representative immortals in Taoism. The highlight of Qing Yang Gong Temple is the two brass mythological animals which are the most famous relics of this temple. They are located in the Sanqing Palace. Considered as the simultaneous incarnation of all twelve zodiacal animals of China, these two mythological animals are said to bring health and longevity for anyone who strokes their head. Because of this, their head have been worn smooth by luck-seekers.
                                Qing Yang Gong's namesake                                                             Incense pagoda
Besides these key buildings, there are many other pavilions, courtyards, landscape gardens, an excellent vegetarian restaurant, and public teahouses with Chengdu features located in Qing Yang Gong. Every spring there is a flower festival, temple fair, and Lantern Fair held near this temple. With the incense filled air, ancient trees and beautiful buildings, visitors to this ancient temple cannot help but feel peaceful.


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