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Dunhuang of China.

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Fuxi Temple is located in the west of Qin Cheng district in Tianshui city, founded in AD 1347. It was firstly founded in AD 1490 and renovated in AD 1542. It was named Taihao Palace, commonly known as Renzong Temple.

  Fuxi Temple stands in the north facing south, which was built near the street. Its courtyards contain each by each, broad and deep. There are 10 ancient buildings in the temple including Opera Tower, Honorific Archway, Entrance Gate, Yi Gate, Xiantian Temple, Tai Chi Temple, Bell Tower, Drum Tower and the Crane Hall and 6 new constructions such as Royal Court, Stone-tablet Gallery and Exhibition Hall. Now covering an area of over 6000 square meters, there is a main north-south axis in the temple. With the main building arranged around in the main axis, its layout is precise and majestic. The temple is the only Chinese domestic Fuxi Temple with the statue of Fuxi.

  There were originally two ancient locust trees opposite to each other at the east and west corner inside the door of Fuxi Temple. Now only the tree at the east corner exists and its trunk is hallow. It has been identified to be planted in Tang Dynasty. Ancient cypresses spread all over the yards of Fuxi Temple, which were planted in Ming Dynasty. The original number of these cypresses was 64, symbolizing the number of Fuxi 64 hexagrams, but now only 37 still exist. The ancient cypresses are vigorous and straight, with canopies towering to the sky. The quiet and elegant environment set off the Zhouyi culture of Fuxi Temple.

  Every year, on the 16th day of January in lunar calendar, people in surrounding areas come to the Fuxi temple with their families to pay homage to the “Ancestor of Chinese Nation". For the whole day, the candles are very bright, the temple in a fragrant cloud of incense, and the drums and bells making out welkin sounds. What a majestic scene it is!