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Fushou Temple

Updated: 2014-03-20
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Fushou Temple, located on Fushou Mountain of Daxigou Valley, was one of the biggest temples to hold Taoist activities in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The temple included 37 shrines in total.

Fushou Temple
 

A temple fair was held here on June 20 of the lunar calendar every year, lasting for 17 days. People in Xinjiang flocked to the temple fair, burning incense, praying, buying goods and enjoying drama performances.

Fushou Temple was renowned throughout the Xinjiang region at that time for its bustling temple fair. Pilgrims and tourists from different areas of Xinjiang swarmed to the temple to worship the Buddha and enjoy the mountain landscapes.

The busy temple fair and charming natural beauty have enhanced the temple’s popularity and boosted the development of the local economy.

The prosperous times ended when the temple and its 37 shrines were ruined in 1945.

Now, it also attracts many visitors to come in spring and summer.