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Huanglong Temple Fair

Huanglong Temple lies at the foot of Xuebaoding, the major peak of Mt. Minshan. At a distance of about 20 miles off the entrance of the valley, it provides a retiring place for the visitors. The temple consists of three small ones - the front, the middle and the rear temples, which mark the head, the waist and the tail of a dragon respectively, going all the way down the valley. The front temple has almost been ruined. The middle temple has five halls remaining, to worship the Goddess of Mercy, and the 18 arhats. As for the rear temple, it enshrines the Dragon King. On the 15th of every sixth lunar month, the day when the yellow dragon was said to achieve his Buddha hood, a big temple fair is held in the rear temple. At that time, local people of different groups come to attend, praying for good fortune and harvests. Young people also find it the best time to tell sweet words to their lovers.

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