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Temple to King Qians
钱王祠
No.11, Qianwangci Road, Hangzhou (杭州市钱王祠路11号)
86-571-87068289
Together with four of his children, the famous King Qian Liu (852--932), the founder of the Wuyue Kingdom during Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms (907– 979), is buried here.
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    Brief of Temple to King Qians

    On the eastern shore of West Lake lies the complex of Temple to King Qians. It borders the park of “Orioles Singing in the Willows”. Together with four of his children, the famous King Qian Liu (852--932), the founder of the Wuyue Kingdom during Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms (907– 979), is buried here—a fitting location for a man who made his capital in Hangzhou and who conscripted thousands of subjects to dredge the lake next to which he now rests. Outside the temple stand his statue in bronze, depicting this awe-inspiring general who contributed a lot to protect his deeply religious kingdom from nomads from the north.

    Inside the temple, countless rooms filled with paintings and sculptures spread around two courtyards. In the second and larger courtyard, a giant vessel stands in front of the actual memorial to the long-dead ruler. Each year, a life-size and vivid engraving representing the animal of the year will be exhibited.

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    No.228, Yanan Road, Hangzhou, China
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