Xitian Temple is located in the downtown Yixing Street No. 75, the temple covers an area of 1193 square meters, the original building area of more than 900 square meters, there are three rooms, the first and second into the courtyard between the second and the third is the worship pavilion, worship pavilion on both sides for the east and west gallery. The whole temple is brick and wood structure, T-shaped dougong (single-type dougong), the first door has stone engraved "Xitian Temple" convex character horizontal plaque, from the Qing Dynasty Qiongji flower exploration, the famous calligrapher Zhang Yuesong handwriting. Interior painting building carved beams, exquisite craft, dougong production and walls, there are complete sets of woodcuts and story paintings, story characters lifelike, for our province has preserved so far rare ancient buildings. It has historical, artistic and scientific research value, and was announced as a key cultural relic protection unit by the municipal people in 1985.
Xitian Temple history: a long history. According to the existing monument "Rebuilding Xitian Temple" carved in the Thirtieth year of Qianlong (1765), the Xitian Temple was built during the Longqing period of the Ming Dynasty, and was repeatedly destroyed and built more than ten times. In the Qing Dynasty alone, there were four major repairs successively in the 30th and 40th years of Qianlong, the 14th year of Jiaqing, and the 28th year of Guangxu, and gradually expanded and added on the original basis, and the current Xitian Temple basically retains the architectural style of the Qing Dynasty.
Xitian Temple history: Xitian Temple is a monumental building, the worship of the king. Wang Zuo, a person, a lifetime of well-read, talented, poetry handed down. His main works are: "Catalog of Classics", "Jili Collection", "Qiongtai Outside Ji", "Zhuyalu" and so on, once known as "Lingnan talent this, he and Qiu Jun, Hai Rui, Zhang Yuesong and other people were called" four wonders "by later generations, but he failed to meet, into the Ren more than 20 years, has been wandering in Gaozhou, Linjiang, Shaowu, the same knowledge of the post, an official did not apprentice, at the age of 85. When Wang Zuo was an official, he was clean and honest, and he was happy for people. His achievements in serving the people were recorded in the annals of Shaowu Prefecture. He learned a lot and left a rich cultural legacy for posterity, who built temples in his memory.
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Food guide: Of course, there is no local time-honored cuisine, near the West Temple, there are many food stalls, which are placed for many years of time-honored snacks, there are sweet potato milk, raking son (ga lao bua), pickled vegetables, fried sweet potatoes, fried snail, pig blood soup and other special foods. If you want to experience authentic cuisine, you should not miss this place. Because the West Temple place is not easy to find, it is best to find the local people who know the road to take you to the past, another reason is that many snacks only words, if you do not understand the words, then you have to point to snacks with your fingers.
Travel guide: Bus: It is best to find the nearest one, from the lane next to No. 65 Deshe Sha Road Entertainment: Xitian Temple has a long history, beautiful scenery, is a good place for tourism. Opening hours: All day Suggested time: Half day Best time to visit: November to April
Clothing: Try to bring a change of clothes that can dry easily. The air in the city is humid and clothes do not dry easily after washing. In addition, in order to facilitate the water in the sea, swimsuits and shorts are also essential.
Shoes: To travel, it is best to prepare two kinds of thanks: one is sports shoes, convenient for mountaineering or hiking; The second is waterproof flat sandals, convenient to go to the beach to play in the water.
Sunscreen is also indispensable, pay attention to UV sunburn skin.
Carry some common medicines with you in case of allergies and gastrointestinal upset.
Eat seafood must pay attention to: eat fresh, to avoid food poisoning; Don't drink a lot of beer to avoid causing gout; Raw seafood to be thoroughly sterilized, it is best to freeze after pouring some light salt water; Do not take large amounts of vitamin C supplements;
Admission is free.