Houtu Temple

Houtu Temple

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Houtu Temple

Introduction: Introduction:Located in the northwest of the Jiexiu County, the Houtu Temple is a Taoist temp..

Tickets:The Houtu Temple Fee and Opening Hours:Admission Fee: RMB 10 yuan / personOpening Hours: 8:

Travel Tips:Tips:1. The exquisite walls, flowered doors and folding screens in the gorgeous family mansion..

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Houtu Temple Introduction

Located in the northwest of the Jiexiu County, the Houtu Temple is a Taoist temple. It is a key cultural relic protection unit of Shanxi Province. The existent buildings in the temple were mostly bulit in the Ming and Qing Dynasty. The most fetching aspect of all the bulidings is the coloured glazed balls and tiles decorated o­n the roofs.
Enjoying a temperate continental monsoon climate, Jinzhong has dry and chilly winter, torrid and wet summer. Its annual average temperature falls around 9 degree centigrade (48.2 degree Fahrenheit). o­n the whole, its rainfall mainly concentrates o­n summer. As to the spatial distribution, the rainfall in southeast Jinzhong is more than that in the northwest.  Autumn is the most ideal period to visit Jinzhong.

Houtu Temple Features

As a cradle of the Chinese culture, Jinzhong's brilliant folk arts have been developed into major tourism attractions. It was named "the hometown of folk Shehuo". Shehuo Festival takes place during every Spring Festival here. Shehuo, evolved through history and matured in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, is a kind of variety show performed outdoors by local farmers during the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival (the 15th of the first lunar month in Chinese calendar). The show includes stilt-walking, horse-riding, lion dances, dragon dances, land-boat yangge and man-carrying performances. It is a big event to local people, and is believed to bring hope and good luck for the coming year.

Houtu Temple Tickets

The Houtu Temple Fee and Opening Hours:
Admission Fee: RMB 10 yuan / person
Opening Hours: 8:30am-18:00pm

Houtu Temple Transporation

1. After arrive the Jiexiu City by train or bus, take a taxi directly to the Houtu Temple. It costs RMB 10 yuan by taxi.
2. Take the bus No. 140 from the Gym Road in the jiexiu City and get off in the Guashi Street. Then walk 200 meters towards east.

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