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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 Day Tour: Ultimate Cultural Experience in Chengdu, Chengdu, null
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Private Day Tour: Ultimate Cultural Experience in Chengdu

Experience this ultimate cultural tour in Chengdu! You will visit the Qingyang Taoist Palace and Renmin Park, a popular recreational place for locals to play ...  Read more

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

From USD $75.00
Private Chengdu Biking Exploration Day Tour, Chengdu, Cultural Tours
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Private Chengdu Biking Exploration Day Tour

On this Chengdu private biking tour you will explore many attractions including a vegetable market, a bird and flower market, Tianfu Square, Kuan Xiangzi, ...  Read more

Location: Chengdu, China
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $204.00
Private Custom Chengdu Sightseeing Tour, Chengdu, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Private Custom Chengdu Sightseeing Tour

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

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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 Bamboo Bicycle Tour of Chengdu, Chengdu, City Tours
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Private Bamboo Bicycle Tour of Chengdu

Experience the best of Chengdu on a relaxing 3.5 hour bike tour! Hit the streets on a local hand-made bamboo bicycle to absorb the local flavors of ...  Read more

Location: Chengdu, China
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $58.02
1 Day Chengdu Downtown Tour, Chengdu, Private Sightseeing Tours
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1 Day Chengdu Downtown Tour

Chengdu is home to giant pandas. The best place to visit these lovely creatures is Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base of Chengdu where more than 80 pandas ...  Read more

Location: Chengdu, China
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00
Chengdu Private Panda Trip with Afternoon Private Custom Tour, Chengdu, Full-day Tours
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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 $85.00
One-Day Private Customize-able Chengdu Panda Breeding & Research Center and City Highlights, ... 
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One-Day Private Customize-able Chengdu Panda Breeding & Research Center and City Highlights

In addition to the world's only Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center, Chengdu is also the home of many world cultural and historical heritages and natural ...  Read more

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

From USD $169.00

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