Erwang Temple

Opening Hours: March 2nd ~ November 30th: 8:00 to 18:00 /December 1st ~ March 1st: 8:00 to 17:30

Tickets: ¥90/person

The Erwang Temple, nestled at the base of Yulei Mountain, stands as a testament to the ingenuity and legacy of Li Bing and his son, the architects behind the Dujiangyan Irrigation Project. Initially known as the Wang Di Temple, it was dedicated to Duyu, the emperor of Shu, during the Northern and Southern Dynasties. However, its name underwent several changes over the centuries to honor Li Bing and his son.

Throughout its history, the temple’s architecture has showcased distinctive characteristics. Occupying a modest area of 10,072 square meters, the structures are densely packed, emphasizing strength and resilience. Unlike traditional Chinese buildings with symmetrical layouts, the Erwang Temple deviates from axial symmetry, reflecting its unique design philosophy.

Furthermore, the temple’s buildings vary significantly in height, with the tallest towering over 63 meters above the shortest. This stark contrast in elevation adds to the grandeur of the temple complex, despite its compact arrangement.

Originally constructed during the Qing Dynasty, the Erwang Temple continues to stand as a symbol of honor and reverence for Li Bing and his son’s monumental achievements in engineering and water management. Today, visitors can explore its historic grounds and marvel at its architectural marvels, gaining insight into the rich cultural heritage of the region.

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