most interesting attractions in the Golden Temple
Park (Jindian Gongyuan) are the Taihe Palace (Taihegong)
and the Golden Temple (Jindian).
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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