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Qingyang Temple

Qing Yang Temple is one of the largest Daoist Temples in China and one of the first 21 Daoist Temples allowed to reopen by the government in 1983. The temple was first built in the Zhou Dynasty (1040BC – 221BC) and expanded after the Daoists gave the Tang Emperor refuge during the Huangchao Rebellion. The temple grounds are quietly busy and there are often nuns and monks training at the Two Immortals Monastery toward the back of the temple. Two Immortals Monastery is the only Daoist monastery in southwest China authorized to certify Daoist training, initiations and the passing of lineage. There is a small teahouse on the left hand side and the ticket counter sells CD’s of the Qing Yang Temple Daoist Orchestra, costing 15 yuan.

Prices

Tickets to Qingyang Temple cost 10 yuan.

Details

Address in Chinese: 一环路西二段9号

Address in English: First Ring Road West, Section 2, #9

Hours: Open from 7am until 8pm

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  1. Sascha December 2, 2012 at 1:00 am #

    One of favorite temples in the city. Great location too, right off of the river in the west side of the city, tree-lined walkway by the river leads to the gate. The temple is still very active and is the HQ for Taoists in the region.

  2. dave December 31, 2014 at 5:09 pm #

    Was just there today, arrived at 5pm and it was free–i guess because it closes at 6. I took a 30 minute walk through. It was very peaceful and authentic. The insides of most temples weren’t that interesting, some were storage areas for construction materials, seemed to be neglected. But the outside of the temples and the layout is nice, there is a new part in the back that is quite out of place. The park beside it is worth a stroll..

  3. Mathijs de Lepper April 23, 2016 at 6:15 am #

    Dear sir, madam,

    If it would be possible, I would love to come to Chengdu and stay at the Qingyang Taoist Temple for a while. Do you know if this is possible? Is there a way to contact someone from the Temple?

    Best regards,

    Mathijs de Lepper

    • Charlie April 23, 2016 at 6:56 am #

      Hi,

      I’m not certain – the best way to be sure might be to just go there and check it out. I haven’t ever heard of anyone staying inside the temple, though.

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