Heaven and Hell in the Gao Temple (Gao Miao 高庙)
I love the Gao Miao temple in Zhongwei. It may not be the oldest and most venerable temple in China; it may not have the most intricate murals, paintings and statues, but it certainly is one of the most atmospheric and photogenic places I’ve been to!
For a start, this temple can show you both Heaven and Hell.
Heaven is the part above ground. The Gao Miao rises up and up towards the sky, tier upon tier. You enter a flower-filled courtyard, walk through a colourful temple and climb to the next level, where you then repeat the process. You continue passing through other, [Read more →]