Qu Yuan Ancestral Hall, also called Qingliegong Ancestral Hall, was
built in Tang Yuanhe 15th year and repeatedly repaired because of
its destruction in Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. Later it
was changed to "Qingliegong Ancestral Hall". In 1978 when Gezhou
Dam Hydro-junction was built, it was moved to the present place and
was rebuilt according to its original condition.
It includes entrance, main hall as well as left and right side
hall, etc. The entrance has the work place with a style of four
columns and three buildings, with four characters "Qing Lie Gong
Ci" written in the middle and "Gu Zhong" and "Liu Fang" on two
sides. The main hall is constructed with steel disc concrete
structure and has the style of Ming and Qing Dynasties, with green
tiles and upturned eaves, which stands tall and erect on the
Chongtai, very grand and magnificent.
The Qu Yuan Grave behind the main hall is the tomb built by the
people. The extant watchtower of the gate and stone memorial
archway are all the originals of Daoguang years in Qing Dynasty
It is next to the mountain and the river, with elegant scenery.
Looking out into the distance to the south, all the mountains in
the south bank come clearly into view. Every Dragon Boat Festival,
the boat competition is held here. At that time, the colored boats
are passing through like shuttles, and visitors on the bank are
like looms, extraordinary lively. Such a spectacular event!
Background of Quyuan
Qu Yuan, who named Ping and styled himself Yuan, was Chu person of
Warring States. He was the earliest famous poet in our country, who
had ever assisted king Huai, and been appointed as Zuotu and
Sanjian Dafu, latter got slandered to resign. Due to the political
corruption of Chu country, Qing army intruded it and broke through
Zou capital city.
At that time, he could neither save Chu country from being in
peril, nor realize his political ideal, so he threw himself to
Guluo River to die. It was said that after Qu Yuan's death, there
was a god fish carrying his corpse to his native place Zigui and he
was buried in a place 5 kilometers from the east city, which was
called "Qu Lun".