Nested in the mountains above the Ironflow River is a temple consecrated to a water goddess – a path leads up to the temple from the west, but from the south face you can see not only the two temple structures cut into the face of the mountain, but also a long section of stairs leading between the lower and upper temples.
The temple is essentially divided into three sections – the lower temple, the upper temple and the secret temple.
The lower temple is all that most people who make the climb into the mountains will get to see. Statues of three incarnations of the water god look over a reflecting pool that is constantly fed from the upper chambers before overflowing down into a stream that crosses the mountain path to get here. A second elevated niche contains a smaller statue of another sacred…
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