Ciji Palace of Qingjiao

Ciji Palace of Qingjiao, Xiamen: Hours, Address, Ciji Palace of Qingjiao Reviews: 4/5

Ciji Palace of Qingjiao
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GuiFei2017
Lyon, France19 contributions
A palace dedicated to a famous medical doctor
Apr 2018
This palace is not very accessible by bus. Not easy to get a taxi neither on Haicang (No taxi available unless you speak chinese and you can order one on your telephone) You have to speak chinese to get there or have determination! The palace has been totally restaured and all the pavillions have been repainted in bright colours without much taste. If you are courageous, you can climb 800 steps (I counted them) to reach the 19m high statue of the famous doctor ! From there, the view on Haicang and the island of Xiamen should be interesting, the problem is that it is very rarely clear from a kind of heat haze. The entry is free. There is a bus stop facing the entry to get back to Haicang. Expect to wait quite a time. Interesting to see that visitors there burn incense sticks in the memory of the doctor and other old famous doctors in the pavillions. . Apparently a popular place for Taiwanese.
Written April 16, 2018
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AhWah
Xiamen, China125 contributions
Sung Dynasty Architecture temple
Apr 2016 • Friends
This temple honors the Song Dynasty medicine man, Wutao (吴夲), who was born in 979 A.D. just north of Xiamen. It seems that his skill so so good that he cured the mother of Emperor Song Renzong (宋is skill is仁宗), by reading her pulse via thread - this is the highest sill that that chinese legends often mention.

This place is really for locals and chinese to pray, and not over-run with overases chinese. So, a good place if u r into prayers or to observe the chinese culture.


What I like:-
1. I am a Fujian chinese and my ancestral village is nearby - so it always gives me good feeling that my great grand fathers have prayed here before for their descendents - thats me.

2. The Song dynasty architecture - look carefully to distinguish it from the Ming and Qing cultural features. U can read this up on other websites.
3. The vastness of the place...

As the temple is dedicted to WuBen - god of medicine, it is obvious that if u pray here and climb the 800 step stair too, ur health will also improve!
Written May 30, 2016
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mikesierra
Bourne, UK1,991 contributions
In Honour of a Medical Saint
Mar 2014 • Friends
The palace was built in honour of Wu Ben, a "medical saint", and the statues and wall mural depict his life. Most of the information plaques are also in English, but we benefited hugely from having a local guide. We didn't attempt the climb to the statue (some 800 steps) towering above the site; it was very warm even in March, but one can imagine a spectacular view from the height. The palace buildings are typical of the Chinese design and not significantly different any other temple or shine. If you are in Xiamen, then it's probably worth a visit.
Written May 11, 2014
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Hanabanna23
Miami, FL371 contributions
Feeling of great accomplishment when reached the top
Sep 2013 • Family
Definitely the longest stairs I had walked to reach the top. People were saying that it is around 800 steps. Honestly, my legs were trembling before I reached the top. Needs to rest in between stairs to catch my breath. ha ha ha. . . Anyways, the effort was well worth it. Along the stairs was decorated with famous statues and dragons. Scenic view while going to as well as reaching the top. Big statue in honor of Wu Ben (medical saint) on top. Here you can light an incense and say your prayer. Take some photos as evidence that you really had reached the top. Fantastic view from there. Going down was less effort. Definitely bring some water with you and be prepared for the long journey on the stairs to reach the top. There were small shops selling food, drinks and souvenirs downhill. Definitely a must when in Xiamen. Climb while you can.
Written October 1, 2013
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