Dai Temple was built in the Han Dynasty, it had been magnificent with majestic halls in Tang dynasty. In Song Zhenzong’s worship, it came to be well building with the Hall of Heavenly Blessings. It takes the architectural style of imperial palace, peripheral ring of 1500 meters, there are more than 150 rooms in the temple of ancient building. It is called Chinese four ancient buildings with the Imperial Palace in Beijing, Chengde Mountain Resort,and the Three Memorial Edifices of Confucius in Qufu .
Stepping into the temple, as if through the ancient and modern, towering old trees, green trees lined, red walls and yellow tiles, solemnly quaint, palaces, it seems like the emperor Qian Long wearing a yellow robe, is throwing his weight around in calm.
Dai temple is the source of faith of Taishan. As early as the Western Han Dynasty, Tai’an has been “Taishan Temple”, it is the predecessor of the present Taishan temple’s according to test. In the northern and Southern dynasties , it was developed into the up-middle-lower three temples, and was built with big step in Tang and Song Dynasties, and was rebuilt in Jin, Yuan, Ming, Qing Dynasties, gradually to form the pattern of “maneficent halls, than to the king’s rooms”.
The main attractions are Dai Temple square, Yaocan Pavilion, Zhengyang door, pagoda tree courtyard of Tang dynasty, Tian kuang Hall, Han dynasty cypress courtyard, copper Pavilion tower and Dong Yu seat hotel.
Among them, the hall of heavenly blessings is the main building of the Dai Temple, as Dongyue shrine. The hall dedicated to the Taishan God of Dongyue with solemn face in solemn atmosphere. The statue is 4.4 meters high, head crown, dressed in Dragon robe, holding the plate, like a God. It is said Taishan folklore that the God is Huang Feihu.In “Fengshen Kingdoms”, According to the arrangement of primus, Jiang Ziya reward Huang Feihu as “Dongyue Taishan Tianqi emperor” for Huang Feihu’s Repeated contribution, and give him the power on the world’s weal and woe.
Tian kuang hall has the Architectural style of Zhong Yan Xie Shan, painted brackets, painted tile covered roof, 8 Red columns under the eaves, which is large-scale and magnificent. With Taihe Dian HALL OF the Imperial Palace in Beijing , Qufu Dacheng hall, known collectively as the “three ancient palace Chinese”.
What Have to mention is, a huge “Taishan God Qi Bi Hui Luan picture” have been painted on the north, East and West walls in Tiankuang Hall. The wall painting has 3 meters high, 62 meters long. “Qi” is starting, “Bi” is to keep the street clear and quiet, or stop to watch, “Luan” means to return, described the mighty spectacular of God of Taishan. The east part is tour of inspection, the western part is returning. The whole picture have 675 persons with auspicious beast, stone forest, palace and bridge, the density interaction, all is in order with different poses and with different expressions vividly, which is not only landscape of Taishan, but also one of the mural masterpiece of China Taoism.
The Dai Temple, formerly known as the “Dongyue Temple”, also known as Tai Temple, the main worship “Dongyue God of Taishan”, is the place to make sacrificial ceremonies and living for the ancient emperors. Dai Temple is the most concentrated place of cultural relics in Taishan. Here keeps a superb collection of beautiful things of the ancient imperial worship, God’s sacrificial offerings, arts and crafts. There are cultural relics and historical relicflashes of chinese civilization unearthed in Taishan. and preserved a lot of Taishan ancient books and scriptures. More valuable is also 184 pieces of Ancient inscriptions and 48 Han-dynasty Stone Carvings, which become the third stone tablets in China after Xi’an and Qufu.
Tickets: 30 yuan for adult tickets; 15 yuan for student.
Open time: 8:00-17:30 during September 1st to October 31st; 8:00-17:00 during November 1st to February 28th.
Address: Tai’an Dongyue Street
Traffic: take bus 3, 4, 6, k33 to the Dai-Temple Station; take bus K1, 8 to “Tongtianfang” station; take bus k36 to Dai temple (Taikang Life) station.