Youli Castle Ruins

Youli Castle Ruins, Tangyin County: Address, Phone Number, Youli Castle Ruins Reviews: 4/5

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SohanDsouza
Dubai, United Arab Emirates62 contributions
Fascinating place for those interested in Daoism/Bagua
Jul 2011 • Solo
Youli Castle is important for two aspects: for being the place that the first Zhou dynasty king Ji Chang (Zhou Wen-Wang) was imprisoned and humiliated by the last Shang king Di Xin, making it effectively the place where the first historical dynastic takeover of China was instigated, and for being the birthplace of trigram divination, which is a significant part of Daoist mysticism.

Apart from the grand centerpiece statue of Wen-Wang standing over a ba gua, there are many statues of the heroes of the great war in which the Zhou dynasty defeated and replaced the Shang dynasty, and a tomb mound where Wen-Wang's murdered son Bo YiKao was supposedly enshrined. The grounds themselves are a pleasant environment to stroll around. Lots of bagua divination shops around the area too. Probably best to get there by taxi, and wait at the main road for a north-bound bus on the way out.
Written September 5, 2011
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mandarinoranges70
Chengdu, China1 contribution
Understanding Daoism
May 2011
This was a really interesting place. It was all daoist based. You can find yin yang symbols literally all over the entire place. The architecture was really beautiful, lots of pagodas and statues. Also there was a maze that was really fun to go through. If you're in the area, I would definitely recommend seeing it.
Written May 8, 2011
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