Constructed during Tang Dynasty on the site of Ge Hong’s original thatched hut, Baopu Taoist Temple is a place for quiet observance rather than ostentatious reverence.
Brief of Baopu Taoist Temple
“Baopu” means “referring to the doctrine of Taoism”. Constructed during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) on the site of Ge Hong’s original thatched hut, Baopu Taoist Temple is a place for quiet observance rather than ostentatious reverence. The atmosphere is more akin to a spiritual home than a religious shrine.
A little out of the beaten track, Baopu Taoist Temple is a perfect haunt for those who want to seek serenity. Tucked away amid the dense forests of Geling Hill, where Ge Hong, the alchemist who was looking for the elixir for longevity carried out experiments, this site allures for its unique charm. It is safeguarded by a yellow wall topped with scale-like black tiles, inside of it, the influence of Taoism, is still evident in the air.