Famen Temple

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

Famen Temple (Buddhism Door, meaning the initial approach to becoming a Buddhist believer) is a well known Buddhist temple located in Famen County 10 km away from Baoji City. The Temple was started built in the Han Dynasty. Legend has it that the Indian King Asoka of India traveled throughout Asia, distributing Buddhist relics as […]

Tang Paradise Travel Tips

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

Tang Paradise has set a number of records and there is the largest water performance in the world. It is the first five sense theme park (sense of visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory and gustatory). It also has the largest outdoor perfuming project. The Tang Paradise is the largest royal buildings. When people arrive at Xi’an, […]

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The Potala Palace Travel Tips

On August 17, 2011, in Lhasa, Palaces, Temples, Tibet, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Since the Potala Palace was built for religious use, there are some religious taboos in the palace. For example, it is forbidden for tourists to wear a hat, or take pictures, or step on thresholds in the palace. Tourists are not allow to stay in the palace, and are required to finish their visit within […]

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The Red Palace

On August 17, 2011, in Lhasa, Monasteries, Palaces, Temples, Tibet, by Jack Li

The Red Palace was located at the center of the Potala Palace. It was named “the Red Palace” because the outer walls of the palace were all painted red. The layout of the palace lies in the formation of Mandala. The main buildings in the palace are the Stupa Halls of Dalai Lama. In total, […]

The White Palace

On August 17, 2011, in Lhasa, Monasteries, Temples, Tibet, by Jack Li

The White Palace is one of the major buildings inside the Potala Palace. It used to be the residence of Dalai Lama, the supreme religious leaders of Tibet. The seven-floor mansion was named “the White Palace” because its outer walls were all painted white. The top floor of the palace is the Sunlight Hall, which […]

The Potala Palace

On August 16, 2011, in Lhasa, Palaces, Temples, Tibet, by Jack Li

The Potala Palace, pearl on the roof ridge of the world, is situated on the Red Hill in the northwest of Lhasa, provincial capital of Tibet. Originally, this architectural wonder was intended as a welcoming gift from Sontzen Gampo, founder of the Tibetan regime, to his bride, Princess Wencheng, who travelled a long way from […]

Jokhang Temple in Tibet

On August 16, 2011, in Lhasa, Must-sees, Temples, Tibet, by Jack Li

Tibet is such a beautiful city full of culture and history. Jokhang Temple is regarded as the most sacred temple for many Tibetans and a must see for visitors. Jokhang Temple, situated in the centre of the old section of Lhasa called Barkhor, was built in the mid-7th century A. D .Its beauty is famous […]

 

Guangji Temple (Guangjisi)

On August 15, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Temples, by Jack Li

The primary name of the Guanji Temple is Xiliucun Temple. It started to be built during the last years of the Song Dynasty(960—1279). The name of the temple was changed to Baoenhongji Temple in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). In the last years of the Yuan Dynasty, the temple was destroyed by a lot of battles. […]

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The Temple of Azure Clouds

On August 3, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, Temples, by Jack Li

The Temple of Azure Clouds is one of the most delicate temples in the Fragrant Hills Park. Built around 1331 in the Yuan Dynasty, it has a history of more than 600 years. This complex used to be a nunnery. It was not until 1514 during which eunuch Yu Jing renovated and expanded the temple […]

Qixia Temple

On July 26, 2011, in Guilin, Temples, by Jack Li

Qixia Temple is in front of Shoufo Cave at the bottom of Sever Stars Rockin the east of Guilin City. It was first named Qixia Temple in the Tang dynasty (618-907),and changed to Shoufo Temple after its rebuilding during the Wanli Era in the Ming dynasty(1368-1644). Then it was enlarged by Monk Huirong in the […]

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