If you know the ancient history of China, say the early 200's, or if you've heard of the Romance of Three Kingdoms, one of China's most brilliant novel trilogies, or if you've ever stepped into a temple, restaruant, bank, or any kind of building in Asia (Hong Kong, Macau, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Korea, and Japan mostly), then you've noticed a figure somewhere holding a long spear, sometimes on a red horse, with an extremely long beard and fierce face. His name is Guan Yu, and he's awesome in Chinese history. His real story has been lost to the novels and legends that formed around him. A commander once to General Liu Bei, Guan Yu was a respected individual, even by enemy Generals like Cao Cao. Guan Yu's good deeds and heroic demeanor eventually turned him into a God of variety and splendor in Asia. He's not only considered the God of War but the God of Theater, Wealth, Temple Protector, and so forth. The Guanlin Temple was built by General Cao Cao, which houses Guan Yu's head, in honor of him and his amazing feats. It's a pretty place and lots of shopping around it, if you're interested.