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China Qingyang Palace (Green Ram Temple) in autumn

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Qingyang palace, one of the most well known Taoist temples in China, was first built in the Tang dynasty and the extant temple is a reconstruction of the Qing dynasty.
The temple's main structures consist of the Lingzu (Blessed by Ancestors) tower, Bagua (Eight diagrams) pavilion, Sanqing (Three clarities) hall and Doulao hall. In the Sanqing hall, there are two bronze goats, hence the temple's name. The one that has a single horn is fantastically - shaped and is supposed to be the incarnation of the 12 animals standing for different years in China's lunar calendar. Thus, the “goat” has the ears of a mouse, the nose of an ox, the claws of a tiger, the back of a rabbit, the horn of a dragon, the tail of a snake, the muzzle of a horse, the beard of a goat, the neck of a monkey, the eyes of a rooster, the belly of a dog and the rump of a pig.

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    Thank you Pilar. The Qingyang Taoist Temple (Green Ram Temple) is the oldest and most extensive Taoist temple in the Chengdu area. Although called a goat, one of them is actually a strange and unrecognizable creature. It is unique in that it combines features of all the Chinese zodiac animals, with mouse ears, an ox nose, tiger paws, rabbit back, snake tail, dragon horns, horse mouth, goat beard, monkey neck, chicken eyes, dog belly, and pig thighs.For local visitors, stroking the bronze goats here is a must as it can supposedly vanquish life's troubles and pains.
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China Qingyang Palace (Green Ram Temple) in autumn

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  2. 2. Beţişoarele parfumate se aprind câte trei pentru cele trei dorinţe – urări înscrise şi pe zid: sănătate, fericire, bogăţie Three light incense for three wishes (wishes who appear on the wall): health, happiness, wealth
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