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 […]

Jianfu Palace

On September 5, 2011, in Historical Relics, Mountain Areas, Palaces, Sichuan, by Jack Li

Jianfu Palace is currently located on the foot of Zhangren Peak of Qingcheng Mountain in Sichuan Province. This palace was built in the year 724 A.D. or the Kaiyuan 12th year in Tang Dynasty and at that time its name was Zhangren Temple. Up to this day, there are only two courtyards and three halls […]

Qingcheng Mountain

Located in south-west of Dujiangyan City, Sichuan Province, the Qingcheng Mountain is 68 km far away from Chengdu (the capital of Sichuan) and only 16 km away from Dujiangyan. The original name of this mountain is Zhangren Mountain which is one of the branches of Qionglai Mountains. The main peak measures 1260 m in height […]

The Leshan Giant Buddha Travel Tips

On September 5, 2011, in Historical Relics, Must-sees, Sichuan, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The Leshan Giant Buddha is a huge stone statue of Maitreya. Visitors can enjoy the best view of the buddha from the river beside it. The stone Maitreya is not only famous for its vividness, but also for its solemn apperance. In addition, since local climate is relatively damp and hot, tourists are suggested to […]

Mahao Cliff-tombs

On September 5, 2011, in More Cities, Sichuan, Tombs, Towers, Pagodas & Grottoes, by Jack Li

Mahao Cliff-tombs is on the eastern shore of the floodway between Mount Lingyun and Mount Wuyou. “Mahao” is the name of that place. Cliff-tombs are a type of tomb found in the west of Xichuan province, especially in the Leshan area. The tombs are square caves dug in the sandy stratum of the side of […]

Lingbao Tower

Lingbao Tower was named after Mount Lingbao on whose top it stands. It was built in the Song Dynasty and was repaired several times in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The tower is a 38-metre-high square pyramidal brick structure of thirteen stories tapering from bottom to top. Inside there are in fact only five stories. […]

Oriental Buddha City Gallery

On September 5, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Parks & Gardens, Sichuan, Towers, Pagodas & Grottoes, by Jack Li

Oriental Buddha City Gallery, an archaized stone Buddha statues theme park, is situated among Leshan Giant Buddha Mountains. Combining the art of religion, sculpture and gardening, Oriental Buddha City Gallery is an extension and important part of Leshan Giant Buddha scenic zone. Oriental Buddha City Gallery was open to public in 1994. It covers an […]

The Leshan Giant Buddha

The Leshan Giant Buddha is situated in the City of Leshan in Sichuan Province. It was carved on the cliff beside the infall of the Minjiang River, the Qingyi River, and the Dadu River. Built in the Tang Dynasty, it is the biggest stone statue of Maitreya in the world. The height of the Leshan […]

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 […]

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