Kuixing Building

Kuixing Building, Xinglong County: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Kuixing Building Reviews: 2/5

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Della G
Coquitlam, Canada808 contributions
Kuixing Tower
Mar 2018 • Family
Not much rating on this sight. We were introduced to this temple as overseas tourists and were received by a Taoist priest. Each person was paired up with family members and we were given a blessing before we climbed the steps to the inner temple where we had to kneel and bow before the altar. After the completion of the blessings we were requested to donate 100 yuan to support the refurbishing of the temple as it did not have state funding!. This was a real surprise to our group as 100 yuan is not a $5 donation. Yes the temple is in need of repairs and it is still a hike to the top. Not much to admire as an historical temple dating back to 1828. Scenery wise it might have been nice on a clear day. This stop was a ripoff as the tour agency did not inform us of the required "donation". I guess it is okay to fleece ill advised overseas travelers!
Written June 14, 2018
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Roger K
Sydney, Australia537 contributions
Not much to get exited about
Sep 2017 • Couples
Visited the Kuixing Tower(Temple) overlooking Chengde, Hebei Province .

Apparently, it is a famous Taoist buildings, built in 1828 by Hai Zhong, a magistrate in Chengde, to pray for the cultural prosperity of the place he managed. Kuixing (God of Literature) of Taoism was enshrined at here, so it was called as the Kuixing Tower. Kuixing can bless students to pass the imperial examinations.

We were part of a small group of overseas tourists and were the only visitors at the time of day.

On entering the lower part of the complex, some amusement type activities were scattered around, with a small open air store selling drinks, toys and trinkets.

Towards the end of the flat entrance area, there were stairs leading up the hill, where an indeterminate open air shrine was situated, with provision to make incense offerings, then a covered stairways extended off to each side, leading up to the main pavilion on the summit and water feature.

The pavilion was fairly basic and the view could have been better, except for smog covering most of the city and surrounding hills.

You could give it a miss but as it is one of the few attractions available to tick off, if you ever visit Chengde.
Written October 15, 2017
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