City God Temple

Taoist Site in Pingyao

Within the venerable halls of this astonishing temple are some intriguing frescoes, including the hall at the very rear of the temple, the Qǐn Gōng (寝宫). Also look out for the two-faced fertility goddess in the Songsheng Dian (送生殿) – she is the zhuǎnshēng pópo (转生婆婆; reincarnation mother), responsible for sending out babies to the world. Her face at the back is, however, ferocious. She is helped in her work by assistants standing next to her who deliver babies from baskets.

Admission included with entrance ticket to the town.


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