Temple of Lord Guan, Beijing

Temple of Lord Guan, Beijing

Temple of Lord Guan was constructed in memory of Pang Shangpeng, the local governor during Ming Dynasty’s Wanli Era in Xitang. It underwent many renovations and change of name during the Qing Dynasty and finally became the temple of Lord Guan, a Taoist God in China.

In the main hall of the temple, you will find Lord Guan’s statue. In keeping with the tradition of Taoism, people today pray to him and burn incense sticks. The temple attracts huge crowds during important Taoist festivals. Taoists flock here to place their incenses in the vessel kept at the temple square.

Temple of Lord Guan has a vibrant, festive look during the festival. If you are lucky enough to be here during one of the grand temple fairs, you will find a variety of food stalls along the streets close to the temple. As the locals say, you can enjoy the stunning Taoist paintings, the vibrant atmosphere of the temple fair and the delicious Chinese Dim Sum snack, Shaomai.

Lord Guan is especially prayed to by the Xitang merchants on the 5th day of the 1st Lunar Calendar month. They burn incenses and pray for wealth and prosperity for the new year of business.

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Sight Name: Temple of Lord Guan
Sight Location: Beijing, China
Sight Type: Religious
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