Wugong Temple

Wugong Temple , Qiongshanqu, Haifulu 169 (10 minutes taxi ride from the city centre; or local buses 1, 11), Telú║ 65353047. 8AM-6PM. A Ming dynasty construction dedicated to five officials who were banished to Hainan during the Tang dynasty for criticism of the government. This is a pretty temple in a tropical setting, surrounded by ponds filled with lilies, winding bridges and exotic palm trees. The main building is the Wugong temple housing life like statues of the five officials and known as the first building of Hainan. The Song dynasty poet, Su Dongpo, is also commemorated here. There is also a newer museum building here with further information on the five officials, a shop and also other exhibitions with absolutely no relation to the temple, everything is in Chinese only. ¥20. edit


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