The well-known Taoist temple in the northwest region is located in the center of Lanzhou, on the shore of the Yellow River, and is also the seat of the Gansu Taoist Association. It was built in the early Ming Dynasty and has a history of more than 500 years. The temple is densely populated and incense is flourishing.
Upon entering the mountain gate is Wang Lingguan (equivalent to Buddhism's Wei Tuo, Taoist guardian of the mountain gods), in the middle of the main hall is Lu Zu Ye (Taoism only refers to male gods as XX). The real seven sons, the back of the main hall is dedicated to saving the suffering. The second person who enters the hall is the Jade Emperor, where lots can be drawn. The third person who enters the temple is the Sanqingye (Yuanshi Tianzun, Lingbao Tianzun, Moral Tianzun). There is a gate to the west of the third entrance hall, and there is a tower where the ten temple Yama (equivalent to the Buddhist Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva) are served. Many people burned paper there during the Qingming Festival and October 1st. It is equivalent to the function of a "post office", the paper money burned for the ancestors was "sent" through there. The above is along the central axis. Let's talk about the temples on both sides.
Baiyun Temple is located at No. 987, Nanbinhe East Road, Chengguan District, Lanzhou. It is an ancient Taoist temple built during the Daoguang period of the Qing Dynasty. The scale of the building is not small, and the decoration work on the building is quite fine. It is worth visiting, tourists There are many of them.
The Taoist Temple is not open now, but you can enter from the small door on the side. The courtyard inside is pretty good, with good greening, and there are some ancient trees. In front of the Taoist Temple, there is a glass-inlaid one, which should be a historic site. , I hope I have a chance to go in and have a look next time.
The Binhe Road, which is more than 50 kilometers east-west along the south bank of the Yellow River, is the only city in the country with the Yellow River style. The famous Taoist sacred Baiyun Temple is located here. The Baiyun Temple was built in the 16th year of Daoguang in the Qing Dynasty (1836). The Taoist Temple sits on the north side and faces the Yellow River in front of it. It was originally divided into upper and lower views, and it was large in scale. The original site of Shangguan was in the suburb of Cuijiaya Ji Shoushan, last century It was completely demolished when the Lan-Xin Railway was built in the 1950s, and what is now called Baiyun View means looking down. Baiyun Temple and the Jinchengguan site, a famous ancient silk road on the north bank of the Yellow River, face away from each other, separated by a section of the turbulent Yellow River "White Horse Wave". Legend has it that in the late Ming and early Qing dynasties, Lu Zu's spirit appeared on the Yellow River, leaving immortal relics called "White Horse Waves", and the people of Lanzhou built Lu Zu Temple here. In the Daoguang period of the Qing Dynasty, the Lanzhou squires and Taoist believers wrote letters to the governor of Shaanxi and Gansu, Husonge, requesting the expansion of the Lu Zu Temple to "rest" the "spirit" of Lu Xian. Husong'e selected "Northwest corner of the city, the Margin of the Great River, and the Palace of Trees on Earth", which is now the seat of Baiyun Temple, named "Baiyun Temple", dedicated to serving Lu Dongbin, so Baiyun Temple is also known as Lu Zu Temple. Today’s Taoist temples only have an area of more than 3,300 square meters. After entering the mountain gate, there are theaters, Lingguan Hall, Patriarch Hall, Jade Emperor Hall, Sanqing Hall, Sanguan Hall, Sanfa Hall, Bell and Drum Tower, East and West Hall and The east and west wing rooms and other buildings have long been annihilated in the past years. Every time the Jade Emperor Christmas on the 9th day of the first lunar month, Laojun’s Christmas on February 15th, Ching Ming Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival on July 15 and the first temple fair in October, there will be a dojo in the temple to hold grand chanting and blessing activities, and incense Citizens worshipping in an endless stream.