In the middle of the stone steps leading from the Second Worshipping Platform to the First Worshipping Platform, is the “dragon wall”, a large stone sculpture that is carved with nine lifelike dragons on it. A pair of new six-meter-high “ornamental pillars” have been erected in front of this “dragon wall”.
12 bronze statues, each with the head of a Chinese zodiac animal, are erected on the Second Worshipping Platform. The bronze statues were designed by Dr. Lee Yiu-fai (Yee Kok), Abbot of Sik Sik Yuen, and Professor Wan Xude, a national first-class artist and former chairman of the Shanxi Sculptor Association, with Professor Wan also mainly in charge of sculpting the statues. The bronze statues are nearly two meters tall, but their shapes are designed according to the “Tian-gan calendar,” yin yang and the five elements, and the habits of each zodiac. These lifelike statues depict the zodiac animals as ministers and military generals with various items such as weapons and bamboo books in their hands.