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Pingyao - Temple of the City of God

Shanxi - Datong - Pingyao - Taiyuan

The Temple of the City of God was first built in the Northern Song dynasty. It was twice reestablished because of the 2 fire disasters in 1544 and 1859.

The temple and the County Office are symmetrical, the south street as their axis of symmetry. The temple is made up of Liucaofu, Tuditang, Zaojunmiao and Caishenmiao, and it is preserved very well.

The Temple of the City of God has rich intension of history and culture. Here, the Buddhism, the Taoism and the residential customs have combined to one.

The buildings are very meticulous and exquisite. It shows us the wealth of the Shanxi businessmen at that time.