The buildings within the grounds date from the late Qing Dynasty to the beginning early Republican era ( 1911-1949 ).
Photo: D2 and Julie right outside the entrance. Look closely and you see a blue signboard with gold letters written vertically ( that is top to down ). This is something very rarely seen at temples or other buildings unless they are owned by the emperor.
Only an emperor can write vertically or place a sign such as this in a vertical position....in China.
The rest can only write horizontally!
Believe it or not.
Better believe it....it's a fact.
Within this temple can be found 500 gold-painted arhats or luohans ( enlightened disciples ) each with it's own facial looks and posture. Each has a name for that luohan and also a number for identification.
( Frommer's China Book )
So mingling with so many devotees and ordinary people of Wuhan who turned up in support, we too became devotees...to that cause.