5 kilometers away from downtown Nanchang, Qingyunpu was the former residence of Zhu Da(1626-1705), known as Badashanren,a master painter of calligraphy and painting, of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911),who came here to seclude himself from society and the name of Qingyunpu were first used. The style of painting of Zhu Da had a great influence upon painters of later generations.
Qingyunpu served as the temple of Taoism in many dynasties and it underwent innovation for several times. During early Qing dynasty, Badashan chose Qingyunpu as his refuge against political persecution.
There are three halls in the temple. Guan Yu (famous General in Three Kingdom Era) is worshipped in front hall, Lv Dongbin (Master of Taoism) in the middle hall and Xu Xun (hero of flood control)in the back. It is not only a Taoist temple but also a beautiful garden as well. Several osmanthus trees were planted in the couryard.The tranquil courtyard is filled with fragrance of osmanthus in every autumn. In addition to osmanthus trees, some lofty old trees were sill well preserved. winding paths connect the corridors and pavilions’ is certainly a ideal place for meditation and relaxation.
In such a quiet environment, Badashanren created many masterpiece featuring flower and birds with unique personal style. In 1959, The Badashanren Memorial Hall was set up to display his calligraphic works and paintings.
In 2006, Qingyunpu, as a ancient architecture in Qing Dynasty, was listed as a key cultural relic under national protection.
Location:No.259 Qingyunpu Road, Qingyupu District
Entrance fee: Free
Transportation:Bus No.115 and 20.
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