Jiangdu Temple used to be the place where the ancestors offer their sacrifices to the god of the Yangtze.It was originally built in Guilin valley , Xintan town, nearly one thousand year ago.The current structure has a histJiangdu Temple, Yangtze Riverory of more than 200 years.It was rebuilt in the year of 2002 on the top of Fenghuang (Phoenix) Mountain,new Zigui County. Jiangdu Temple is one of the typical examples of the local architecture which merges the north official architecture pattern and the south delicate workmanship together.It is seldom seen among the numerous cultural relics unearthed in the Three Gorges region.
Also, JiangduTemple is one of the four "Du" temples which are situated all over the country and it is under well protection, only next to the key national relic reserve,"JiduTemple".
Zhang Fei's Temple
Opposite to the YunyangCounty , the magnificent Zhang Fei's Temple with glazed tiles and red walls perches on the Flying Phoenix Hill on the southern bank of the river. The Temple was built to commemorate General Zhang Fei - one of the three sworn brothers of the State of Shu during the Three Kingdoms Period, (the other two were Liu Bei and Guan Yu). The Temple is a famous historical site along the Yangtze River.
A new Zhang Fei's Temple will be built Zhangfei's Temple, Yangtze Riveron the southern bank of the river according to its original style and with its original building materials before it will be submerged after the completion of the Three Gorges Project.
It is two kilometres away to the northwest of Dangyang City.In 219 of the Eastern Han Dynasty, Guan Yu led his troops to attack Wei Kingdom,occupied Xiangyang and Fan Cities, and then used water to submerge the enemies.In the end , he fled to Mai City and was killed.Sun Quan offered Guan Yu's head to Cao Cao who made a wooden body of GuanYu's and buried "him" in the south of Luoyang city. His true body was buried in Dangyang
Huangling Temple is the oldest example of the classical Chinese architecture in the Three Gorges region, originally built in the 500 B.C..Numerous renovations have taken place at the site,and the current structure built in the later period of the Qing Dynasty (early 17th century).The temple was built to commemorate a legendary figure in the Chinese history－Dayu,who was responsible for the water irrigation system in the area.Then the main structure here contains a statue delicated to the national hero.
Before the huge water conservatory project along here began, the region was greatly affected by heavy floods and the marks on the pillars in the hall detail the water levels in the area across the years.