Tianzun Pavilion, consisting of Hill Gate, Pei Palace, and Gai Attic, was once a Taoist place of worship of the Taoism God and Goddess, and the Crape Myrtle Emperor. It is also called Taiyi Temple.
The three-story, 17.4 meter Tianzun Pavilion was built on a grand, high brick-and-stone stage. The first floor is Tianzun Attic. The second floor is the palace of the Queen Mother of the Western Heaven, and the top floor is the Crape Myrtle Emperor Palace. The pavilion’s structure is complicated. The top is covered with black tiles shaped as ridges. Inside the pavilion are eight pillars supporting it from the ground to the top, and each floor holds eaves pillars, hill pillars, and corridor pillars. The pillars link together with the coves, tenons, crossbeams, carlings, and floors. The design of the pavilion is also elaborated and elegant. Under every eave and above every wood pillar are various coves used as decoration. The central ridges are engraved with two playing pearls dragons. The lines are fine and elaborated. Next to the ridges are exquisitely carved beasts, as natural as if they were alive. Under the eaves of each floor hangs a large iron bell, the sound of which can be heard miles away with a fanning breeze.