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The Memorial Temple of Lord Bao

Written by Kelly PangUpdated Jan. 11, 2021

Lord Bao was a well-known incorruptible and upright official in the Northern Song Dynasty (960–1127), who was famous for his fairness in lawsuits. The people of Kaifeng built the memorial temple to commemorate the contribution he made to the country.

Located on the bank of the Baogong Lake, this ancient building complex, which contains seven courtyards and many halls, looks solemn and vivacious.

Dalian Palace and Erdian Palace are the main palaces of the Memorial Temple of Lord Bao, where there are statues of Lord Bao. You can go to Dadian Palace to show respect and pray, while scenes of the work of Lord Bao are shown in Erdian Palace.

Other memorial halls in the temple show the legendary stories and bronze punishment equipments (used for executing death penalty, like guillotine in ancient China) that he used to punish criminals in the law court.

Travel Essentials

  • Recommended time for a visit: half an hour
  • Ticket price: 30 yuan
  • Open: 8am – 7:30pm
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