Wugong Temple is one of the famous historic relics in Hainan Province.It’s a place dedicated to five officials who were banished to Hainan during the Tang dynasty for criticism of the government. It’s built in Ming dynasty.
The Wugong Temple is an ancient complex. It covers more than 2,800 square meters.The main buildings are Xuefutang (Studying Hall), Guanjiatang (Watching Crop Hall), Dongzhai (East Room), Xizhai (West Room) and Sugong Temple.
Surrounded by ponds filled with lilies, winding bridges and exotic palm trees,this is a pretty temple in a tropical setting, . The main building is the Wugong temple housing life like statues of the five officials and known as the first building of Hainan. The Song dynasty poet, Su Dongpo, is also commemorated here. There is also a newer museum building here with further information on the five officials.
The Wugong Temple has been called "Jade Terrace and Wonder Land" for a long time. Its main body is the Watching Crop Hall which enjoys the reputation of "number one tower" in Hainan. The red tower was built with fine woods.The crooked roof, black tilt, red pillar, and the green trees add pleasure to each other. It has two stories, more than 10 meters high.
There are huge lifelike stone statues of the five celebrities in the main hall houses . After climbing on the second floor, you can see a horizontal tablet inscribed with "The First Tower in Hainan" hanged on the wall. The antithetic couplet on the inner pillars downstairs relates the great deeds the five men did for the country and expresses admiration from the later generations.
Xuefutang (Studying Room) was the ancient place where the great Ch'ing scholar Guo Wanxiang gave lectures.The Wugong Jingshe (The Refined House of Five Lords) is on the right and used to be the place where the students from Hainan Province studying history and poem in the end of Qing Dynasty.It was built in a typical Ming and Qing style with a black tilt and red wood construction.
Addres:Haifu Avenue, Qiongshan District, Haikou
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