Three Purity Temple close to Jilin City

Three Purity Temple is located at the west shore of the beautiful Songhua Lake, Jilin City, Jilin Province, and built on an old temple ruins left in Qing Dynasty. On September 24, 1998 there held an opening celebration of the completion of the temple.

The establishment of Three Purity Temple fully realized the wish committed by Wei Yongchun, the eighth-generation descendant of Taoist dragon door sect, as well as by his disciples Liu Yuan Hui and other Taoists. In a word, it is achievement made by collective efforts.

Taoist priest Wei Yongchun is a successful Taoist practitioner featuring many miraculous stories. He was born in Liaoning Province and moved to Jilin Province and dedicated to Taoism undertakings. He experienced many ups and downs in civil war time period and culture revolution. He continued to do Taoist alchemy practice during later years of his life time and told his disciples to prepare his death in May 2006. He died on the day he told them in sitting posture and his disciples buried him. Three years later his disciples found his body almost intact and thus moved his body out and kept it within a temple house. People can see the photos for details.

Three Purity Temple is the largest Taoist temple in Jilin Province, covering 1.2 million square meters, located in eastern side of the scenic Songhua Lake. Leaning against the majestic steep cliff behind and face the clear meandering rivers in front, Three Purity Temple is surrounded by mountains on three sides, and water surface on the west side. There was a White Dragon temple and a Dragon King Temple, but Cultural Revolution brought them to ruins. Reconstruction of Three Purity Temple began from 1994.

Inside Three Purity Temple there are two bells and drums towers located at eastern and western corners. Slightly inside is the main hall dedicated to God Guan Yu, Zhou Cang and Guan Ping. Behind the main hall is one-meter high platform with many temples, including Ancestor Master temple, Goddess temple, Zhen Wu temple, medicinal King temple, Chi Hong Hall, Doumu Hall, and so on, all dedicated to the Taoist immortals and Gods.

 

     
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