The Hanging Temple

On August 25, 2011, in Historical Relics, Popular Provinces, Shanxi, Temples, by Jack Li

Located in Hunyuan County, Shanxi Province, 65 km away from Datong City, the Hanging Temple, as a national key cultural relics protection unit, is China’s only temple that combines Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism together. Built in the late Northern Wei Dynasty (about 1400 years ago), the Hanging Temple was renovated regularly through the years. The […]

Beiyue Temple

On August 25, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Shanxi, Temples, by Jack Li

Beiyue Temple is also known as Hengzong Hall, Zhenyuan Hall or Yuanling Hall, and it is commonly called Chao Hall for short. The gorgeous old temple is located half way up the mountain side south of Tian Feng Peak with abrupt cliffs at its north end and a deep valley in front of it. Built […]

Baofu Rock

On August 25, 2011, in Chinese Towns & Villages, Festivals, Mountain Areas, Shanxi, Temples, by Jack Li

Baofu Rock sited in the east and faced the west. It is 60 meters high, 50 meters deep and 180 meters long. It consists of two layers. It holds over two hundred halls and houses in its ‘stomach’. It is the unique scenery in the world. In the rock, there has Yunfeng Temple which was […]

Mian Mountain

On August 25, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Palaces, Shanxi, Temples, by Jack Li

Mian Mountain is 1.5km far from Xingdi, a small village outside Jiexiu.  There are a lot of attractions such as Baiyun (White Cloud) Nunnery, Guangyan Temple, Dicang (Ksitigarbha) Palace, Wulong (Five—dragon) Tomb and more belonging to Mian Mountain.  Climbing on the 2.5km long stone steps, you will find the Longtou (Dragon Head) Temple which is […]

Baoguo Temple

On August 25, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Shanghai, Temples, by Jack Li

Baoguo Temple is located in the foot of the Mount Emei. The Guangming Mount is behind the temple and the Fenghuang Bao (a small mountain) in front of it. The temple is the largest temple in the Mount Emei and is called the first sceneryof the Mount Emei. The temple was called “Huizong Tang” in […]

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The Jokhang Temple Travel Tips

On August 25, 2011, in Popular Provinces, Temples, Tibet, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The Jokhang Temple is located in the center of the ancient Town of Lhasa. It was built by Songtsen Gampo, a great King in the history of Tibet, for his wife, Princess Chizun from Nepal. It is a sacred place for Tibetan Buddhists. On the Golden Roof of the temple, you can see the faraway […]

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The Jokhang Temple

On August 25, 2011, in Lhasa, Temples, Tibet, by Jack Li

The Jokhang Temple (Tibetan, meaning the Buddha Temple) was built in 647 of the Tang Dynasty by the order of Sontzen Gampo in memory of Princess Chizun’s coming to Tibet. After the renovation and expansion by successive generations, it has become a large-scale complex covering more than 25,100 square metres. The Jokhang Temple is a […]

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Tsupu Monastery Travel Tips

On August 25, 2011, in Monasteries, Temples, Tibet, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Tsupu Monastery is located in upper reaches of Tsupu River, which is 60 kilometers away from Lhasa. Tsupu Monastery is the main monastery of Tibetan Buddhism Ge Ma Ge Ju sect in Tibet, with a history of 800 years. It is said that this religious sect first created the reincarnation system; from then on, leaders […]

Tsupu Monastery

On August 25, 2011, in Lhasa, Monasteries, Temples, Tibet, by Jack Li

Tsupu Monastery, at an altitude of 4300 meters, is located at the upstream of Tsupu River in the northwest of Duilong Deqing County, which is 60 kilometers to the west of Lhasa. It is about 70 kilometers away from the west countryside of Lhasa, Tibet and it is the main shvine of Gema Geju Sect, […]

Famen Temple Travel Tips

On August 19, 2011, in Other Places of Interest, Temples, Tours, Travel Info, Xi'an, by Jack Li

Xi An, as an international tourist destination, welcomes a large number of tourists both from China and abroad every year. The Famen Temple is a famous Buddhism temple and has become a hot spot for sightseeing. After the ground palace of the temple and real Buddhist relics were discovered in 1985, the government decided to […]

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