Pingyao Mu­seum & Qingxu Tem­ple

Timeless Travels Magazine - - CHINA -

The Qingxu Tem­ple, lo­cated on the north side of Dongba Street, is the largest Taoist tem­ple in Pingyao county. The tem­ple was first built in 657 CE, dur­ing the Tang Dy­nasty (616-907 CE) and pros­pered in the Yuan Dy­nasty (1271-1368 CE). Its orig­i­nal name was the Taip­ing Tem­ple. It be­came the Qingxu Taoist Tem­ple in 1064 dur­ing the Song Dy­nasty (960-1279 CE). Only a few of its orig­i­nal Taoist sculp­tures re­main.

The tem­ple was ren­o­vated into Pingyao Mu­seum in 1998. The mu­seum is com­posed of three ex­hi­bi­tions: Taoist civil­i­sa­tion, the his­tory of Pingyao and valu­able cul­tural relics. There are also some spe­cial stat­ues of opera ac­tors, which are very bright and colour­ful.

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