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Xiangzi Temple

4.4/5
150 Reviews
Famous ResidencesTaoist Temple
Liked by 4
Open Open from 8:00am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1 hour
Address: Xiangzimiao, ZhongLou ShangQuan, Beilin Qu, Xian Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China, 710001
Phone: 029-87295646

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Xiangzi Temple is located at No. 18, Xiangzi Temple Street near the South Gate of Xi'an. Built in the Song Dynasty, flourished in the Yuan and Ming Dynasties, Quanzhen Taoist Temple. According to legend, it is the former residence of Han Xiangzi, one of the Eight Immortals, and the place where Han Xiangzi became a monk. Therefore, the Xiangzi Temple in Xi'an has been the birthplace of Xiangzi culture in the past. Xiangzi Temple is also the only Taoist ancestor temple existing in Xi'an. The Xiangzi Temple consists of the temple area, the south courtyard and the north courtyard. The temple covers an area of 2.5 acres, 88 meters from east to west, and 7 meters at its widest point from north to south. It is said that this is the inner courtyard of Han Yu's mansion, Han Xiangzi's uncle Han Yu. In order to practice cultivation, an underground chamber was built here, which is also called Xiangzi Cave. Decades ago, when the air-raid shelter was dug in the Xiangzi Temple, a dark room was dug, which is said to be the Xiangzi Cave of that year.

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  • TheDealBeans
    TheDealBeans
    Deal, United Kingdom
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    Worth a Visit

    This is another of Xi'ans 'Worth a visit if you are in the area attractions'. Tucked away from the busy streets close to the South Gate, yes, it is 'another temple' but it's free to enter, and very qu...

    Reviewed on /Date(1502993571000+0800)/
  • jayhawksean
    jayhawksean
    east grand rapids, MI
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    Pleasant surprise

    We had been shopping in the Muslim Quarter and decided to walk back to the wall/gate. We headed down a curvy road and found ourselves at the Xiangzi Temple. It's not a large temple, but it's free and ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1495280227000+0800)/
  • supersel110
    supersel110
    Hertfordshire UK
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    well worth a visit

    This old temple in Beilin district is so unassuming, tucked away down a small street, lovely old sculptures

    Reviewed on /Date(1445416557000+0800)/

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Introduction

Xiangzi Temple, located in Xiangzi Temple Street in Nanmen, Xi'an, is a Taoist temple that consists of the temple area, the south courtyard, and the north courtyard. The temple is said to be the former residence of Han Xiangzi, one of the eight immortals, and also the place where Han Xiangzi was initiated. Therefore, the Xiangzi Temple in Xi'an was considered as the birthplace of Xiangzi culture during the dynasties. In 2005, the Eight Immortals Temple was rebuilt according to the original appearance of the Xiangzi Temple, with the traditional building method. It is made up of brick and wood, representing the architectural style of Chinese traditional temples.
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