Laojuntai, located northeast of Luyi County, was built to commemorate Lao-Tzu. The structure has been constructed in a classical, large brick style with a raised, altar-like format involving concentric circles akin to a rounded column with corners over a larger lower base. Legend has it that Lao-Tzu ascended to the heavenly realms after attaining mastery and that he ascended from this place. Accordingly, it's called Shengxiantai (or the Platform of Immortal Ascending). A total of 32 steps constructed out of blue stone lead down from the hill gate, with another layer of steps added directly in front of the temple, totaling 33 steps. This is appropriate given the legend of Lao-Tzu ascending all the levels of the Qing Tian (or Azure Sky). The site has attracted visitors since ancient times, whether to offer worship or simply see the sights. Over the years, the place has inspired innumerable poems.
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