Qixian Temple

On August 26, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Shanxi, Temples, by Jack Li

Qixian Temple is in the Dashe Village of Mount Wutai. The temple in the Dashe Village was called Dashe Temple. During the years of the Beisong Dynasty, the seven son of Ganeral Yang killed the third son Pan Bao of Prime Minister Pan Renmei. The Pans regarded the Yangs as the biggest enemy. They accused […]

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Jinge Temple

On August 26, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Shanxi, Temples, by Jack Li

Except the temples of the Mount Wutai, the Jinge Temple is the second highest in the south. The elevation is 1900 meters high and 15km from the Huai town. In 770, the master Sanzang from India was called to the Mount Wutai and he built the Jinge Temple according the place of Wenshu Bodhisattva was […]

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The Tanzhe Temple Travel Tips

On August 26, 2011, in Beijing, Temples, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The Tanzhe Temple is located in the western suburb of Beijing. It is one of the temples of the longest history in Beijing. Because of the pool behind the temple, and the large amount of Cudrania trees around it, the temple is named the Tanzhe Temple (literally ”temple of pool and Cudrania trees”). The layout […]

The Monastery of the Tanzhe Temple

On August 26, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Temples, by Jack Li

The Monastery of the Tanzhe Temple is situated on the north-south axis. Its main constructions can be divided into three sets: the middle set, the east set and the west set. The middle set consists of Mountain Gate, Tianwang Hall (the Hall of the Heavenly Kings), Daxiong Hall (the Hall of Sakyamuni), Zhai Tang (the […]

The Two Treasures of the Tanzhe Temple

On August 26, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Temples, by Jack Li

Baoguo Baoguo (literally “the precious pot”) is placed in front of the Tianwang Hall. It is 1.85 m in diameter and 1.1 m in depth, and is used by the monks to make porridge. It used to be in the western side room of the northern chamber in the east yard. After its removal to […]

The Ancient Road of Lutan

On August 26, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Temples, by Jack Li

The Ancient Road of Lutan served as a traffic artery from the ancient city site to the Tanzhe Temple. It used to be a countryside dirt road in poor condition. Because it is part of the road to the imperial mausoleum of the Qing Dynasty, the Qianlong administration financed its expansion and reparation and arranged […]

The Tanzhe Temple

On August 26, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, Temples, by Jack Li

The Tanzhe Temple (literally ”temple of pool and Cudrania”) is located in Mount Tanzhe in the western suburb of Beijing. It was built in AD 307, the first year of Yongjia in the Western Jin Dynasty, right after the introduction of Buddhism in Beijing. It was named the Temple of Bliss then. Because Buddhism was […]

Tashilhunpo Monastery

On August 26, 2011, in Monasteries, More Cities, Temples, Tibet, by Jack Li

The name “Tashilhunpo” means “auspicious”. Situated on the eastern slope of Mount Nyima to the west of the city of Shigatse, Tashilhunpo Monastery is the largest temple in the Shigatse area. It is the dwelling place of the Panchen Lamas ever since the 4th Panchen, and is one of the six famous Shamanist temple in […]

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Shuanglin Temple

On August 26, 2011, in Chinese Towns & Villages, Historical Relics, Shanxi, Temples, by Jack Li

The Shuangpin Temple is in the southwest of the Pingyao Ancient City. It was built in the second year during the Wuping Era (571) in the Beiqi Dynasty. There are more than ten palaces where over 2000 colored statues are kept. There statues are built from the Yuan Dynasty to the Ming Dynasty (from the […]

Duoqia Temple

On August 26, 2011, in Lakes, Temples, Tibet, by Jack Li

Though there are only 15 shamen in Duoqia Temple, it is the largest temple around Nam Lake. The temple is built on the island nearby the lake. It is a good place for practice Buddhism for there are many caves on the island. There is one mysterious riddle of Duoqia Temple: every night people can […]

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