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Photo Diary: The Taoist Gods

October 6, 2015

While in Xi’an, my fiance and I, along with some of his family, spentย a day to drive out and visit the cultural centers for Taoist Gods. One center was dedicated to Laozi, as well as the many Taoist gods. Afterwards we went to the temple specifically dedicated to the god of fortune Cai Shen :D.

These cultural centers were built fairly recently, close to what is debated to be where Laozi founded Taoism. In the mountains behind the centers are also temples in current use today by Taoist monks. To get here, we had to drive bit from Xi’an, and its not easily assessable to foreign tourists. I’d love to help anyone who’d like to visit these centers.

After touring the centers, we had local Shaanxi food nearby and then stopped to buy fresh picked grapes on the road :D.

laozi-statue

taoist-gate

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tai-chi-stautue-pose

taoist-elements

taoism-center-in-mountains

taoist-cultural-center

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zodiac-fire-pig

tao-god-of-fortune

god-of-fortune-culture-center

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golden-lion-statue

gate-of-good-fortune

tao-god-of-fortune-center

god-of-fortune-temple

god-of-fortune-prayers

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tree-of-good-fortune-wishes

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