Jing’an Temple has nearly completed a newly built 63-meter-tall pagoda on its premises, as part of a series of renovations. The temple itself originated from 247 AD, and moved to its current location during the Song Dynasty, in 1216. A very old temple in every sense of the word. Why, then, we wonder, do the “renovations” make such a historical site look like a Vegas-style casino?
Photograph by Marc Ruis