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Memorial Temple of Zhang Daxian

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2012-11-09

This is the Taoist temple of Zhang Shenggui, who was a Taoist and doctor in the Qing Dynasty. After his death, Emperor Guangxu built a temple for Zhang and called him Zhang Daxian - which literally means "God Zhang."

Outside the temple is a stone wall with a Taoist idiom "Zi Qi Dong Lai" (The purple air, a propitious omen, comes from the east, ) engraved on the front, with "God Zhang" and auspicious plants carved on the back.

Some rules need to be obeyed when visiting a Taoist temple: pets are not allowed; visitors cannot photograph the statue of the god; and smoking and drinking alcohol in the temple is prohibited.

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