The most interesting attractions
in the Golden Temple Park (Jindian Gongyuan) are
the Taihe Palace (Taihegong) and the Golden Temple
Taihe Temple is the most important
and active Taoist temple in Yunnan. Atop the front
gate, is a large horizontal board inscribed with
the Chinese saying "Ying Wu Chun Shen",
meaning "Spring abounds on Yingwu Mountain"
(the site of the park).
The Ming Dynasty Golden Temple
is the most unique and well known structure in
the park. It, like Taihe Temple, is a Taoist temple.
However, the special thing about Jindian is the
architecture. The walls, sixteen pillars, rafters,
roof tiles, altar, statues, altar-hanging, the
horizontal inscribed board, the table and even
the banner on the right in front of the temple
are all made from bronze. The whole temple weighs
more than 280 tons, making it not only one of
the four largest bronze temples in China, but
also the heaviest and best preserved.
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