Thmz.com features: In the afternoon of January 22, the "Donglin netizens seeing Chongan" activity took place in Chongan Temple, the netizens came to feel the charm of "The finest temple in Liangxi, the famous site of ancient Wu".
Chongan Temple has a history of more than 1600 years, during the years, famous artists, business tycoons, people with lofty ideals worked and lived here, which offers a humanistic background to it. After the former public garden and library been repaired, makes it more popular. In addition, there are many time-honored shops, famous Huangting snacks, tea houses, theater and acrobatics scene, etc. Chongan Temple has long been a thriving business attraction and leisure destination in Huning area, and is considered one of four characteristic blocks of Jiangnan, others are Old City Temple in Shanghai, Confucian Temple in Nanjing and Xuanmiao Temple in Suzhou.
With New Year approaching, Chongan Temple area has been decorated. This year, the temple will continue putting effort working on the "Chongan New Year Market". On Lunar New Year's Day, people could watch the lively lion dance and dragon dance, and meet the traditional dolls A-fu A-xi indicating happiness. At the decorated archway, people will go cross the Dragon gate with meaning of favorable weather and undisputed peace, step on the three auspicious bridges (Jixiang Bridge, Changchun Bridge and Changan Bridge). They may watch or join making glutinous rice cakes, to share the blessing of "go up every year", or go back to the public park and hang their New Year's wishs on the Wishing Tree, and pray for blessings in the new year . (Li Lee)