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Dai Temple(Temple of Mount Taishan)

Dai temple locates in the south of Mount Tai and center of Tai’an City, also called Dongyue (mountain in the east) temple, Taiyue (supreme mountain) temple, Daiyue (revered mountain) temple. It is usually called Tai Temple by common civilian. Dai Temple is main place to hold worship ceremony. There are 186 rooms established in ancient time or archaized in neoteric time. There are also 184 steles, 48 stones of Han Dynasty, 212 ancient cypresses and oriental arborvitaes, 292 kinds of ornamental plants in this temple, and it is regarded as key historical site under state protection in 1988.

Dai Temple, anterior time known as the "Dongyue Temple", also known as Tai temple, which is a place for enshrining "God of Mount Tai," and also the place for ancient emperors to live and hold worship ceremonies when they came to Mount Thai to hold  mountain worship Feng Shan. Dai Temple has a long history, according to historical data of West Han dynasty (BC.206-AD.9), which was constituted after Qin (BC.771-BC.207) dynasty, and finished during Han dynasty. Unfortunately part of the building were destroyed during Jin(1115-1234) dynasty, but they are extended in Yuan Dynasty(1271-1368); and most buildings are destroyed again in Ming Dynasty(1364-1683), and during Qing Dynasty(1636-1912), it was repaired and expanded once again, and gradually took the shape of a large-scale buildings.

Tiankuang Palace is the principle part of Dai Temple and one of three most famous palatial architectures. Inside it, the towering Palaces and Nantian Gate echo each other at distance and let visitors enjoy the grace of Mount Tai.

Dai Temple is concentrated place of cultural relics. Not only oblations, offerings, and crafts were preserved here, but also archaeological finds and the revolutionary cultural relics with the flame of the Chinese civilization, and a large number of books about Mount Tai and Taoism were also found here. Especially, there are 184 pieces ancient steles and 48 pieces of painted stones of the Han Dynasty, which is the third forest of steles of China after Xi’an and Qufu. Dai Temple is also classical gardens that could be a feast for the eyes: all kinds of cypresses, high Ginkgoes, exquisite bonsais, variety of flowers, together with the elegant kiosk, buildings, and pavilions. As a whole, Lofty Dai temple is a museum of ancient art that melts buildings, gardens, sculpture, drawings and Chinese traditions together.

Ticket price: ¥20.00 / person
Time of travel: About 2 hours
 
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