Four Zhacang (Buddhist College)

On September 6, 2011, in Monasteries, Temples, Tibet, by Jack Li

Zhacang is a unit of Gelupai Temple which is used for learn scripture. It is also following the Cuoqing (a unit of temple). The Drepung Monastery had seven Zhacang in the past and they were charged by the seven disciples of Jiangyang Qujie. However, there are more and more monks came here and the seven […]

Drepung Monastery (Zhebingsi)

On September 6, 2011, in Lhasa, Monasteries, Temples, Tibet, by Jack Li

Drepung Monastery is on the south slop of Genpeiwuzi Mountain which is ten kilometers away from Lhasa. It is built in 1416 by Jamyang Choge Tashi Palden (1397–1449), one of Tsongkhapa’s main disciples, and it was named after the sacred abode in South India of Shridhanyakataka. Drepung Monastery is one of six Tibetan Buddhism Temples […]

The Yulan Garden

On September 6, 2011, in Parks & Gardens, Popular Provinces, Temples, Yunnan, by Jack Li

The Yulan Garden is located on the east mountainside of the Huating Hill. Covering an area of 4.4 hectares, it is the largest magnolia flower garden in China. From inside the garden, you can see the downtown of Kunming to the north, and the beautiful overview of the Dianchi Lake to the south. Magnolia, known […]

Tianshi Temple

On September 5, 2011, in Historical Relics, Popular Provinces, Sichuan, Temples, by Jack Li

Tianshi Temple (Taoist Master’s Temple), also known as Changdao Taoism Temple, is the major temple complex in Qingcheng Mountain. Legend holds that Zhang Daoling, the founder of Tianshi Daoism, practiced Daoism doctrines and cultivated himself here, which gives to the name Tianshi. Sanqing Hall is the main building of the Temple. It was a multi-eave […]

Hall of Pure Trinity

On September 5, 2011, in Kunming, Temples, Towers, Pagodas & Grottoes, Yunnan, by Jack Li

Hall of Pure Trinity is a Taoist temple which is located in the mountain side of West Mountain in Kunming. It was originally an imperial palace for short stays away from the capital in hot summer days for Liang Wang in Yuan Dynasty. Then it was transformed into Pavilion of Jade Emperor in the beginning […]

Temple of Magnificent Pavilion

On September 5, 2011, in Kunming, More Cities, Temples, Yunnan, by Jack Li

Temple of Magnificent Pavilion is located in the mountainside of West Mountain in Kunming, Yunnan Province. When you climb on Huating Mountain, you can see bamboo in uniform rows and pine tree shade along the passageway. In the immense forest, a pavilion decorated with china blue hides among pine and cypress, which is the door […]

Xiu Mountain

On September 1, 2011, in Dali, Kunming, Mountain Areas, Temples, by Jack Li

In Ming Dynasty Xiu Mountain in Tonghai with JinMa Mountain and Biji Mountain in Kunming, Cang Mountain in Dali is known as ‘the famous four mountains in Yunnan. And it has the reputation as ‘the Beauty of Yunnan’. In Han Dynasty, people began to develop Xiu Mountain. They built temple, pavilion, and garden. In Yuan, […]

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Jade Buddha Temple Travel Tips

On September 1, 2011, in Historical Relics, Shanghai, Temples, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The Jade Buddha Temple is a very ancient monastery, so the ticket price is relatively higher than common temples. On entering the main hall, visitors first will burn incenses available in various designs for your selection to worship the Buddha, and then go upstairs to pay respect to the figure of the jade Buddha. At […]

Jade Buddha Temple

On September 1, 2011, in Historical Relics, Places of Interest, Shanghai, Temples, by Jack Li

The Jade Buddha situates in a quiet corner in Putuo District downtown Shanghai. The Jade Buddha Temple was founded in 1882 to house two white jade Buddha statues brought from Burma. Destroyed and then abandoned in the 1911, the temple buildings were. reconstructed on the same site in 1918-28. It is a Song style complex […]

Yushan Park

On August 31, 2011, in Guilin, Historical Relics, Parks & Gardens, Temples, by Jack Li

YushanPark is situated in the south of the North Pole Square in Guilin, next to the Yushan Bridge.  The park got its name because Yu Mountain located inside the park.  It is a popular starting point for tours around Guilin.  The park is designed in grand detail, combining traditional and modern styles and the glamour […]

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