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Bronze Goats Palace

Bronze Goats Palace (Qingyang Palace) in the city proper is a Taoist temple first built in the Tang Dynasty. Its major structures include Lingzu Hall, Hunyuan Building, Wuji Hall and Bagua Pavilion. In the compound stand two eye-catching bronze goats. Although called a goat, one of them is actually a strange creature with a mouse’s ears, an ox’s nose, a tiger’s pawns, a rabbit’s back, a snake’s tail, a dragon’s horns, a horse’s mouth, a goat’s beard, a monkey’s neck, a chicken’s eyes, a dog’s belly and a pig’s thighs.