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Hugong Temple

胡公祠
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Memorial Temple
Open Open 24 hours
Recommended sightseeing time:2-3 hours
Address:Fangyan Peak, Fangyan Scenic Spot, Yongkang City, Jinhua City
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Hu Ze (963-1039 AD), the character is correct. Formerly known as Hu Zhe, later changed "Zhe" to "Ze", a native of Yongkang in the Northern Song Dynasty. Shaojiao dare to be talented. In the second year of Song Duanhong (989 AD), he was admitted to Jinshi, and he was the first scholar in Wuzhou history to obtain Jinshi fame. He served as an official for 40 years in his life, and succeeded to the three dynasties of Taizong, Jinzong, and Renzong. He knew Xunzhou, Muzhou, Wenzhou, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, and Chenzhou successively. Wait for official positions. Strengthen benevolent governance, lenient sentences, reduce taxes, and eliminate malpractices. In the first year of Mingdao (1032 AD), there was a severe drought in Jianghuai, and many people died of starvation. Hu Ze went to ask for money to be exempted from all parts of the south of the Yangtze River. The people of the two states felt their virtues and set up temples to worship them. There is Hu Gong Temple in Fangyan, Yongkang today.

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The Hugong Emperor, who was worshiped in Hugong Temple, was popular for his reputation. Red candles flash in front of the statue of Hugong. Hugong was not a god nor Buddha, but a person. He was a good official in the Northern Song Dynasty. During his tenure, he was honest, and he had considerable political achievements. The people were thankful for his virtues and set up temple of him for worshiping.
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