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Lingji Shrine

     Lingji Shrine, also known as Kuanyin Pavilion, is located in Jincheng Township, next to the memorial arch dedicated to Ciu Liang-Gong's mother. It is devoted to Guanyin and the eighteen lohans or arhats (Buddhist holy men). It is said to have been built as far back in time as the Tang dynasty (618-906), not needing renovation until the Ming dynasty (1368-1644).

     In the beginning of the Cing dynasty, the Guanyin Pavilion suffered damage from a fire but was completely restored using donations made by the Buddhist faithful. A plaque was hung above the door which named the newly restored building the 'Lingji Shrine'. In 1978 a drum platform was added to the shrine, and since then the sound of the drum can be heard resounding through the village at dawn and dusk.

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