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The Temple of the Miao King

The Temple of the Miao King (aka the Temple of the King of the Miao People) sits on the west outskirt of Rongjiang County. It is the only one temple for the Miao people in China, even in the world. Originally, the temple was set up in memory of the Miao people's forefathers who had developed the local wastelands. For centuries, it has attracted thousands upon thousands of worshippers of the Miao ethnic group from all over China.

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Historically, the Temple of the Miao King has witnessed the Miao people's hardships and difficulties in migrations from central China into the West of China. The temple has a very strong Miao people's architectural style. It was built with grey bricks, wood, and grey tiles. And its gate faces toward northwest, which is said that this indicate that the Miao people yearn to return to their native land in the Central China. There is a very lifelike statue of the Miao King in the temple hall. The statue is about seven feet. The king is bare foot, he wears a wrap on his head, and a tobacco rod holds in his hand. In every Tomb-sweeping Day, the Miao people usually offer their prayerful sacrifice to the king's statue for a better life.

Currently, the Mao King's Temple is acknowledged as a historical mirror of the Miao culture by the world ethnologists. It has been filed by Louvre Museum in Paris and marked by many world tourist maps.

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