Xuanmiao Taoist Temple

Taoist temples aren’t exactly abundant in China, at least compared to the Buddhist variety, so the Xuanmiao Temple might be of interest to some, even though it’s not the finest example in China. The temple, which has origins from 246AD, has been gutted to make way for market stalls throughout the complex, so your entrance ticket actually buys you entry to four separate halls around the area.

Admission: ¥10. Open: 7:30-16:45.

Directions: Xianmiao Taoist Temple stands in the center of Guangqian Jie. Guangqian Jie runs from Renmin Lu in the west to Lindun Lu in the east (a couple of blocks north of, and parallel to, Ganjiang Lu).

Show the taxi driver: 请带我去觀前街,谢谢。 (Please take me to Guangqian Jie. Thank you.)