Qingjiao Ciji Temple
chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: May 2, 2019
Address: Maqing Road, Haicang district, Xiamen
Opening time: 08:30-17:00
Situated at Qingjiao village of Haicang district, Ciji Temple was founded in South Song Dynasty (1127-1279) to commemorate Wu Ben, a renowned doctor of that time.
Qingjiao village was where Doctor Wu Ben practiced medicine, made pills of immortality and visited patients. After the establishment of Ciji Temple, it attracted a large number of believers; later, another Ciji Temple was built in Wu's home town, the West Temple. Nowadays, the temple also attracts many pilgrims, especially in temple fairs and Ciji cultural festivals.
The temple boasts four treasures. The first is a color painting of four-footed beast with phoenix's head, dragon's tail, and tortoise's body; the second is the rebuilt tablet inscriptions from the reigns of emperors of Kangxi, Jiaqing, Xianfeng and Guangxu of Qing Dynasty (1644-1911); the third is a stone of the shape of Chinese character 心 (it means heart in English）; the fourth is monochrome picture on the temple's rafter free from worm-eaten.