Monday, February 11, 2013

Gold for the Jade Emperor

On the first day of the Year of the Snake, Nankunshen Daitian Temple was exceptionally crowded, but I did get to see the newest attraction inside this ancient temple – a solid-gold tablet [pictured left] dedicated to the Jade Emperor. Weighing 405kg, at today's gold price it's worth about US$23.5m.

This slow-to-load Chinese-language blogger has posted some superb photos of the complex; the very first and some lower down show the Jade Emperor tablet.

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