Qu Yuan Temple
Introduction to Qu Yuan Temple (屈原祠)
The temple was first built 5 kilometers east of Guizhou, Zigui during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and reconstructed in Song (960-1279) while the temple was renovated many times afterwards. Due to the Gezhouba Water Control Project, Qu yuan temple was moved to Xiangjiaping, 3 kilometers east of Zigui. Now the temple located upon the mountain where you can see the mountains on the south bank.
Within the temple stand a bronze statue of Qu Yuan, the stele corridor, and the Qu Yuan Memorial Hall. In the two-floor Qu Yuan Memorial Hall, visitors can view cultural relics excavated in Zigui, and exhibitions telling the story of Qu Yuan. The Stele Corridor exhibits a collection of Qu Yuan's poems in his handwriting.
Several cultural relics have been submerged after years or can only be vaguely recognized due to the rising water level caused by Gezhouba Water Conservatory Project. There are still loads of local residents and travelers come to visit in order to show their admiration for the loyalty of Qu Yuan. Dragon Boat Festival will be held every 5th May in lunar calendar.
Xiangjiaping, 3 kilometers east of Zigui, Yichang City, Hubei Province
Qu Yuan Tomb, Qu Yuan Memorial Hall, Stele Corridor
Admission: 90 Yuan (children under 1.2 metres are free of charge)
Recommended visiting time: 2 to 3 hours
Opening Hours: 8:00AM - 16:30PM
1. Coach: costing 4 Yuan, departing from Yichang Coach Station bound for Zigui (Maoping)
1. Try to avoid visiting the during Golden Week and summer holidays where the crowds and number of visitors will be substantially higher than usual.
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