The Wu Hou Shrine in Chengdu, west of China

The Wu Hou Shrine, located in the southern suburbs of Chengdu, is the memorial shrine of ZhueLiang, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Shu in the period of the Three Kingdoms. It was built in the sixth century A.D. and was merged into the Zhao Lie Temple at the end of the 14th century. Therefore the front gate lintel bears the characters“Han Zhao Lie Temple”. The existing halls were rebuilt in the 11thyear of Kang Xi’s Reign of the Qing dynasty(1672A.D.)

Illustration is a dragon on the “鼎”—an ancient vessel in the Shrine

Photo credits: Feng Hui.

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