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City God Temple

Introducing City God Temple of Zhengzhou, City God Temple of Zhengzhou Guide, City God Temple of Zhengzhou Travel Guide
Edited by Hillary

First established in the early Ming Dynasty and rebuilt in the 14th year of Hongzhi, the City God Temple of Zhengzhou is located at east of Shangcheng Road, Zhengzhou City. The City God Temple is the most common place for ancient Han's religious aim. Most of the City God is performed by local heroes or celebrities, who will protect the city by Han folks and Taoists' saying.

The City God Temple of Zhengzhou is one of the ancient Ming and Qing buildings which has a great size and remains intact in Henan Province. For hundreds of years, though the City God Temple of Zhengzhou was destroyed by natural disasters or man-made sabotages and then went through the repairs for many times, it still largely remain its historical look. Therefore, this site is quite valuable.

The City God Temple of Zhengzhou consists of the gate, Front Hall, Le Pavilion, the Basilica and the Bedchamber. All the halls are roofed by glazed tile, exquisite and compact. Le Pavilion is 15 meters high, the carves inside and outside the Basilica is quite featured. There are dragons and phoenix carved on the front roof, beside it is lotus and lions. All of the carvings show the marvelous craft sculptors have.

An temple fair will be hold in the City God Temple of Zhengzhou on lunar March 18 every year. At then, people from different areas will all gather here to taste all kinds of snacks and compliment those astonishing folk crafts. That is a quite bustling scene.

Quick Facts on City God Temple of Zhengzhou

• Name: City God Temple of Zhengzhou
• Location: Downtown Zhengzhou
• Phone: +86-371-66341775
• Dates: Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
• Best Time to Visit: March to May
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 1-2 Hours
• Opening Hours: 8:00-17:00
• Admission Fee: Free

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