Gaomiao Temple

Gaomiao Gaomiao
Guaomiao Temple is located in the north of Zhongwei County, which was built against the high platform of the city wall. It was built during Ming Dynasty with a name of Xinmaio Temple.In went through several repairs and renovations in Qing Dynasty after being destroyed in an earthquake. it was renamed as Jade Emperor Pavilion at the moment. In early Republic of China, the temple was expanded and known as Guaomiao Temple. The temple covers an area of 2,510 square meters with majesty and imposing style.

Guaomiao Temple is a structure combining Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism into one. There are about 174 religious sculptures in the temple, which are so lifelike and exquisite that they impress the beholders.

The subsidiary buildings in the temple are scattered on both sides of an axis. The main buildings and subsidiary buildings are connected by interlacing bridges. On the high platform of only more than 2000 square meters, there are about 100 worship halls in various styles. The whole groups of buildings are famous for the exquisiteness of its worship halls, the mutual contact of eaves teeth, the high raised upturned roof-ridge, and the bended corridors in a neat order. It is certainly a masterpiece of ancient building in Zhongwei

The temple also has spiritual significance, with the strong perfume of incense constantly floating and consuming every room, the temple itself is under heritage protection by the Ningxia Provincial Government.

Location: north of Zhongwei City, Yinchuan.
Opening Time: 8:00 –18:00
Entrance Fee: 20 RMB
Transportation: It is not far way from the city's bus station, so tourists may walk to the temple.

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