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Tianshui Fuxi Temple | Updated: 2019-11-15 14:58
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Tianshui Fuxi Temple, located in Fuxi Road, Qinzhou district, Tianshui city, is the largest and best-preserved temple in honor of Fuxi, one of the earliest three legendary rulers. The temple was completed in the Ming Dynasty and previously known as Taihao Palace or Renzong Temple.

In 1963, Tianshui Fuxi Temple was selected as a key cultural relics unit under Gansu provincial protection, and later a key cultural relics unit under national protection.

Fuxi Temple was built south-facing along the street, with a four-layered Chinese courtyard design. Inside the temple, there are 10 ancient buildings including the stage building, the archway, the main gate, the secondary gate, Xiantian Hall, Taiji Hall, the bell building, and Laihe Hall, in addition to six new buildings such as the courtiers' office, the tablet corridor, and the exhibition hall.

In total, there are 76 rooms in these ancient and modern buildings. Along the longitudinal axis of the courtyard, buildings such as the archway, the main gate, the secondary gate, Xiantian Hall, and Taiji Hall are lined up following a layered design.

In 2018, the temple was listed as one of the "100 Wonders in Northwest China" at the Northwest China Tourism Marketing Conference & Tourism Equipment Exhibition.

It is widely believed among domestic researchers that Fuxi Temple buildings should be well protected as they are crucial in enhancing our understanding of Chinese ancient history, the Ming Dynasty architecture, and local customs in Tianshui.

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