Double-Tower Temple

Double-Tower Temple, also called Yongzuo Temple, lies in Haozhuang Village, southeast of Taiyuan and was originally constructed in 1608 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD). There are two 53-meter-tall pagodas standing in the temple, hence the name ''Double-Tower Temple''. The 2 towers of the Double-Tower Temple are the symbol of Taiyuan. Each pagoda is an octagon with 13 stories, almost 55 meters high. They are made entirely of bricks and stone. The exterior was sculptured in the shape of an octagon and decorated with the exquisite flying eaves.

Double-Tower Temple  Double-Tower Temple
Wuliang Hall is another structure in the temple. The exquisite double-eave hall is divided into the main central hall, west hall and east hall. The arched door in the yard leads to the eastern corridor displaying engravings of famous calligraphers, including Wang Xizhi, Wang Xianzhi, Yan Zhenqing, Liu Gongquan, Tang Huaisu, Su Dongpo, Huang Tingjian and Fu Shan.

All buildings in Double-Tower Temple were constructed with gray bricks. A rare collection of steles bearing the works of famed calligraphers from various dynasties including Wang Xizhi (303-361), Yan Zhenqing (709-785), Liu Zongyuan (773-819), and Su Dongpo (1037-1101) have been stored in the temple. In front of the main hall, cloves and peony blossoms in the spring. These beautiful flowers are said to have been planted during the Ming Dynasty.
 

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