Jidu Temple

Jidu Temple

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Jidu Temple

Introduction: Introduction Jidu Temple, short for Jidu Beihai Temple, locates in the headstream of Jishui Ri..

Tickets:Jidu temple fee and opening hour Ticket : 30 yuan per personOpening hour: 7:30—18:3

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Jidu Temple Introduction

Introduction
Jidu Temple, short for Jidu Beihai Temple, locates in the headstream of Jishui River, northwestern of Jiyuan City. It claims to be the o­nly o­ne of the “Sidu”(means Four Du) historical and cultural heritages that has been the most complete and had the largest scale, as well as the grandest extant ancient architectural complex, extolled as “ Museum” of the ancient architecture in the central plains of China.
Jidu Temple was built in the 2nd year of Kaihuang in Sui Dyansty in the purpose of paing respect to Jishui river arethusa for the court, o­ne of the Sidu Shen(equals the God in the western world). The activity of sacrifice can date back to ancient China. It faces the north and backs the south, with total area of 86255 ㎡. Its layout takes o­n the appearance of the Chinese character “Jia”. Here, you may enjoy a series of courtyards, lofty cypresses, built-up stones and inscriptions, winding paths, and Pavilions and terraces. It is not o­nly the place for sacrifice in ancient China, but also the typical landscape garden in the north.
Jiyuan City is within the area of warm-temperature zone with continental monsoon climate. Affected by the physical characteristics and the monsoon, it has great differences in terms of light, heat, and water. It is warm and windy in Spring, hot and rainy in Summer, clear and crisp in Autumn, and dry and rainless in winter, with the average yearly temperature in the plain area at 14.4℃. Therefore, the best tour occasions turn to be April, May, September, and October.

Jidu Temple Features

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In ancient time, Jishui River directly flew into the sea, so together with Changjiang, Yellow River and Huaihe River, they are called Sidu, literally four rivers. In 582 of Sui Dynasty, a temple (also named Qingyuan Temple) was built to offer sacrifices to Jidu god under the order of the emperor then. Since the Han Dynasty, emperors sent government officials to come to the temple to offer sacrifices to Jidu god and this gradually developed into a fixed ceremony. Since the Tang and Song dynasties, government officials were sent to the temple to offer sacrifices and inform Jidu god or the god of North Sea when anything important occurred, such as wars, change of governments, praying for rain, even the fortune of royal members. There were more such activities among folk people,especially in the Tang and Song dynasties. Therefore, the rise and decline of the Temple witnessed the idolatry to gods in ancient China.
The main architectures situate in row in three longitudinal axes, with Jidu Temple in the front, Beihai Temple in the back, Yuxiang Yuan in the east, and Tianqing Palace in the west. It has 22 architectures built in the dynasties of Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing respectively, and over 40 stone inscriptions caved from Tang to Qing dynasties, claiming to be o­ne of the largest extant historic architectural complex in Henan Province.
In this temple locate the wooden building “Qingyuan Dongfumen” built in Ming Dynasty which is the most valuable in Henan Province, the wooden architecture “Jidu Qingong” which is the earliest extant building in Henan Province, the “Shigoulan In Song Dynasty” which is the o­nly extant in China, and the archaeological site in Sui Dynasty “Fudao Huilang” which claims to be the o­nly o­ne site in China.The main buildings are located o­n three axle lines from north to south. In the deep courtyard, visitors can see door after door, ancient cypresses, stone steles, clean streams and pavilions. Here is not o­nly the place to offer sacrifices to gods in ancient time, but also a typical garden in north China. Moreover, it is a place of interest in Jiyuan now.

Jidu Temple Tickets

Jidu temple fee and opening hour
Ticket : 30 yuan per person
Opening hour: 7:30—18:30

Jidu Temple Transporation

Traffic
You may take bus No.6. It locates in 200 m east of the crossroad of Tiantan road and Jidu road.

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