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Published August 2018

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Wuxian Taoist Temple

Wuxian Taoist Temple | Taoist Temple of the Five Immortals

Wuxian Temple was built in the Ming Dynasty in 1377 and is the Taoist Temple of the Five Immortals. It is located at Huifu West Road. The five immortals are mentioned in the legend. The myth says that long ago five immortals came to the region riding on the backs of five rams. The five rams Held the ears of grain in their mouths. The immortals gave the grains to the residents and taught them the skills of rice cultivation. When the immortals returned to heaven, their rams turned to five stones.

Bell Tower - Wuxian Taoist Temple | Taoist Temple of the Five Immortals

Hence, Guangzhou is also called the City of the Ram (Yangcheng) or the City of the Ear of Grain (Suicheng). On the hill behind Wuxian Temple, there is a bell tower. The bell, dating back to 1378, was used for a fire alarm in ancient times, so it was forbidden to strike it for any other reason. As a result, people called it the Forbidden Bell. It is the largest one existing in Guangdong Province. In addition, there is a pond to the east of the main hall with a huge foot-shaped depression. It is said to be the footprint of one of the immortals. You can go and have a look.