Ne Zha Palace, architecture from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), has become a hot tourist attraction after the Chinese animated feature film Ne Zhabecame a box office sensation recently.
The movie continued to dominate theaters across the country on Saturday, the ninth day of its release, China Movie Data Information Network reported on Sunday.
Located in Baiyun District of Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province, the palace covers an area of over 200 square meters.
The number of visitors to Ne Zha Palace has been on the rise after the film was released across the nation in late July, according to He Guinuan, a local villager. He said Ne Zha has been regarded as the patron god by many villages in Baiyun District.
"Each year, many villages have been organizing a grand birthday party on March 6 of the Chinese lunar calendar, the birth date of Ne Zha, for decades," He said.
"And many local students also visit Ne Zha Palace for good luck before sitting in any exams," he added.
Ne Zha Palace was rebuilt in 1927 and again in 1947. The palace is now a historical and cultural site under the protection of the local government.