Lanzhou City God Temple

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The City God Temple of Lanzhou [File Photo]

The City God Temple of Lanzhou, located in Zhangye Road Walking Street, is now an antique market with miscellaneous antique articles, old books and so on.

First built in the Song Dynasty (960-1279) to enshrine Ji Xin, a general of the Han Dynasty (206B.C.-220A.D.), the temple was originally named the Ji Xin Temple. It was renovated in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and then received its current name. During the reign of Qian Long (1736-1795), the temple was destroyed by a fire and was rebuilt later we can still see today.

The City God Temple, covering an area of 12,000 square meters, boasts a couple of attractions like the Valiant Hou Square, the Huanlang Theater, the bell tower and the outdoor market for antiques, arts and crafts.

With its three main gates, the temple has a main hall, drum and bell towers and several wing rooms. The surrounding bazaar with various souvenir stores is especially boisterous during the Spring Festival. Tourists in favor of collecting traditional Chinese souvenirs, antiques, calligraphy and paintings could go there to enjoy the abundance of its antique market.


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