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Qingyang Palace

An early Tang Dynasty classic, Qingyang Palace is considered to be one of the oldest and most important Taoist temples in all of China due to its location near the boyhood home of Lao-Tzu, the father of Taoism.

This palace is often referred to as the “Green Ram Temple,” the “Green Ram” refers to a pair of bronze goats which inhabit the temple’s Sanqing Hall. While one of the statues is decidedly a goat with horns, the second sculpture is a strange creature like no animal you’ve ever seen: with a mouse's ears, an ox's nose, a tiger's claw, a rabbit's mouth, a dragon's horns, a snake's tail, a horse's face, a goat's beard, a monkey's neck, a chicken's eyes, a dog's belly and a pig's thighs. The statue is an embodiment of all 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. Despite their strange appearance, the two statues are easily the temple’s largest draw. They were imported from a curio store in Beijing more than 300 years ago and are now frequently rubbed by Qingyang Palace visitors who believe doing so will vanquish life’s troubles and pains.
As in other temples around Chengdu the temple grounds are a relaxing and enjoyable place for sipping a cup of green tea or watching locals engaged in a spirited game of mahjong. For Chengdu visitors with a deep interest in Taoism, a trip to Qingyang Palace is a great way to either pass the afternoon, or reflect on the ancient religion with a warm cup of tea and a comfortable seat from right within the walls of its source.

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Private Chengdu City Sightseeing Tour of Qingyang Palace, Wuhou Temple and Jinli Street

Chengdu, with its profound history, was once the place where the ancient Shu State was located. This guided city sightseeing trip brings you to the main ...  Read more

Location: Chengdu, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.00

Private Custom Chengdu Sightseeing Tour

See the Chengdu attractions that interest you most on a private tour that can you can customize with a private guide. Enjoy a full day of sightseeing within ...  Read more

Location: Chengdu, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $14.66

Chengdu Private Panda Trip with Afternoon Private Custom Tour

On this full-day tour of Chengdu, see the giant pandas in the morning and then enjoy a private custom tour in the afternoon where you can select where you ...  Read more

Location: Chengdu, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $179.00

Chengdu Half-Day Bike Tour

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Get a good workout on this half-day bike tour while learning about the daily customs of Chengdu locals. Visit People’s Park, where the locals come to relax ...  Read more

Location: Chengdu, China

4-5 hours

From USD $44.00

Chengdu Half-Day Private Walking Tour Including Tea Ceremony

Enjoy this half-day walking tour and learn about Daoism by visiting Qingyanggong Palace where you can observe Daoist monks practising Taichi, and end this tour ...  Read more

Location: Chengdu, China
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $218.00

4-Night Soul of Xi'an and Chengdu Tour by Air Including Panda Visit

Enjoy this 4-night tour of Xian - an epitome of Chinese history and Chengdu - a relaxed town famous for its Giant Panda breeding center. Visit the Terracotta ...  Read more

Location: Xi'an, China
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $726.00

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