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Longmu Temple
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   Longmu Temple
(lóng mǔ 龙母), who was a female leader of South China during the Warring States (zhàn guó shí qī 战国时期), was respected by people. Wuzhou City (wú zhōu shì 梧州市) is the hometown of Longmu and people built Longmu Temple (lóng mǔ tài miào 龙母太庙) by Guijiang River (guì jiāng 桂江) in the Northern Song Dynasty (běi sòng 北宋) in memorial of her. Longmu Temple is now a historical relic as well as the tourist site in southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (guǎng xī zhuàng zú zì zhì qū 广西壮族自治区).

Longmu HallLongmu Temple was first constructed during the early Northern Song Dynasty (běi sòng 北宋), and rebuilt in Ming and Qing dynasties (míng qīng 明清). It was made up of the gate, front hall, rear hall, the corridor rooms and pavilions. The front gate was gallant while the rear hall was decorated with various paintings and carvings. After the rebuilt in 1960s, the temple covers an area of about 5000 square meters. The main architectures are the Memorial Archway (pái fāng 牌坊), the Main Hall (zhèng diàn 正殿), the Rear Hall (hòu diàn 后殿), the Imperial Palace (xíng gōng 行宫), and Tortoise Pool (guī chí 龟池).

The Main Hall is majestic. The room in the middle is the Longmu Hall (lóng mǔ diàn 龙母殿), sacrificed with the statue of Longmu. The room on the right is the Taizi Hall (tài zǐ diàn 太子殿) and the left room is the Hall of General Fu (fù jiāng jūn 傅将军). On the ridge of the hall, there decorated with the two dragons playing the bead, which is shinning under the sun. The Immperial Palace is on the left side of the Main Hall, which is wide and bright.

Tortoise PoolThe Rear Hall is erect high. On the center of the first floor, there is a huge sculpture of Longmu, which is vividly show the scene of Emperor Qinshihuang welcomed Longmu. In front of the sculpture, there is also a statue of Longmu. On the wall of the both sides, there is the picture of the dragon in different dynasties. On the second floor of the hall, there exhibit the bed of Longmu, mirror and curtain.

Tortoise Pool is on the right side of the Main Hall. In the pool there is a tortoise with hundreds of years old. On the center of the pool there is a huge stone tortoise which was discovered in the Ming Dynasty (míng cháo 明朝). The stone tortoise is raising its head and staring. Tourists always throw the coin on the stone tortoise. It is said that if you throw the coin at the head of the stone tortoise, you will get happiness. If you throw the coin at the back of it, you will get longevity. If you throw the coin at the tail of it, you will get good luck. While if you throw the coin at the body of the stone tortoise, you will get youth.

Night View of Longmu TempleThe Memorial Archway is facing the Guijiang River, which is great and magnificent. On the center of the archway, there are four Chinese characters "龙母太庙"(lóng mǔ tài miào). On the upper right side of the archway, there is a Guanyin Hall (guān yīn táng 观音堂). You can have a bird’s view of Wuzhou City.

Longmu, as an immortal, is as famous as the Goddess of Sea----Mazu (mā zǔ 妈祖) and take a profound influence in Guangdong (guǎng dōng 广东), Guangxi, Guizhou (guì zhōu 贵州) provinces. Therefore, there are large quantities of tourists come here and pray for happiness, safety and good fortune.

Longmu Temple
Address:  north end of the Baiyun Road (bái yún lù 白云路), Wuzhou City
Admission fee: CNY 30
Opening hours: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
                         6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (first day and the fifteenth day of the lunar month)
Transportation: you can take bus No. 3, get off at the municipal government and then take the tourist bus to get there, or you can take bus No. 1 to get there directly.