China Zhongwei, Gaomiao Temple

  • China Zhongwei, Gaomiao Temple - 中卫高庙 / september, 2016

    China Zhongwei, Gaomiao Temple

Zhongwei Gao Miao

Zhongwei Gao Miao (Chinese name: 中卫高庙), or High Temple, located in the town near the Zhongwei County, is a grand jumble of buildings and styles. This temple has about 250 temple rooms, towers and pavilions.

The Zhongwei Gao Miao was first built during early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD), but then flattened by an earthquake in 1739 AD. After that, it was rebuilt and enlarged. But again it was razed to the ground by fire in 1942.

This special temple used to serve for a few various religions, such as Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and even Christianity.