Jianfu Palace

On September 5, 2011, in Historical Relics, Mountain Areas, Palaces, Sichuan, by Jack Li

Jianfu Palace is currently located on the foot of Zhangren Peak of Qingcheng Mountain in Sichuan Province. This palace was built in the year 724 A.D. or the Kaiyuan 12th year in Tang Dynasty and at that time its name was Zhangren Temple. Up to this day, there are only two courtyards and three halls left, all of which were renovated in 1888 (the 14th year under Qing Emperor Guanxu’s reign).Jianfu Palace is on the left side of the front hill of Qingcheng Mountain, so it is the starting point of your trip here. Inside the palace many figures of famous Taoist masters and gods are worshipped. On the pillars of the major hall, visitors can try to read the 394-word antithetical couplet, which is highly praised as one of the Qingcheng Wonders. The unique and exquisite design of the courtyard, especially the enormous rockery and ancient pavilions, will deeply impress visitors as if they were in a fairyland. On the right side of the palace, we can see some historical relics like Mingqing Princess Fu’s dressing table. A stream flows throughout the year in front of the palace. The surrounding trees will present you the feeling of cool even in hottest period of summer. Jianfu Palace serves as not only a distinguished Taoist Temple in Qingcheng Mountain, but also an ideal place for the tourists to have a rest.

Qingcheng Mountain

Jack Li

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