The Falun Hall

On August 31, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Temples, by Jack Li

The Falun Hall is one of the largest halls in the Lama Temple. It used to be the place where grand rites and ceremonies were held, and where the monks chanted sutras. The architectural style of the hall represents a perfect combination of Han Culture and Tibetan Culture. The plane of the hall has a […]

Yonghegong Lama Temple

On August 31, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, Must-sees, Temples, by Jack Li

Yonghegong Lama Temple is on the northeast corner of the City of Beijing. It used to be a eunuch supervisor residence. In the 33rd year of Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty (1694), the Emperor ordered the construction of an imperial residence here and granted it to his fourth son, Yin Zhen (later Emperor Yongzheng). In […]

Puxian Tower

On August 30, 2011, in Guilin, Historical Relics, Nature Scenery, Towers, Pagodas & Grottoes, by Jack Li

The Puxian Tower resembles a hilt on the back of an elephant or an elegant bottle, and is therefore called the hilt tower or the bottle tower. It was built in the Ming Dynasty and is 13.6 meters high. The base of the tower is a two-tier octagonal Xu Mizuo, which is a type of […]

Gedan Songzanlin Temple

On August 30, 2011, in Historical Relics, More Cities, Temples, Yunnan, by Jack Li

The Chinese name of Gedan Songzanlin Temple is Guihua Temple. It is 5 kilometers far from the Shangri-La County. It is a provincial-level key cultural relic’s protection unit. The temple is the largest famous temple of Yunnan Tibetan Buddhism. The total area of the temple is 500 hectares. The wall of the temple is strong […]

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Circular Mound Altar and The Echo Wall

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

Circular Mound Altar: The Circular Mound Altar embodies the roundness of heaven in. There are three layers of altar with one is bigger than the other from bottom to top. The total height is 5.17m while the biggest altar measures 54.92m in diameter and the smallest 23.65m in diameter. Each layer is nine steps higher […]

Xiantong Temple

On August 26, 2011, in Historical Relics, Popular Provinces, Shanxi, Temples, by Jack Li

Xiantong Temple is in the central area of Taihuai County. It is the oldest and the largest temple in the Mount Wutai. It started to be built during the Yongle Era in the Han Dynasty. It was originally named Dafu Lingjiao Temple. The Xiantong Temple was enlarged in Beiwei Dynasty. It then was named Garden […]

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Tayuan Temple

On August 26, 2011, in Popular Provinces, Shanxi, Temples, by Jack Li

Tayuan Temple is in the south of the Xiantong Temple. Actually it used to be a part of the Xiantong Temple. The Tayuan Temple was designed by a Nepal architect Anige. It was separated from the Xiantong Temple during the Yongle Era in the Ming Dynasty. In the yard, there is a very well-known White […]

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Bodhisattva Ding

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

Bodhisattva Ding is located in the north of the Xiantong Temple. You will see the stairs are very steep and direct to the top of the Bodhisattva. In a legend, the Wenshu Bodhisattva lived in the top of the mountain. So people call it Bodhisattva Ding or the Wenshu Temple. The Wenshu Temple was built […]

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The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest

On August 26, 2011, in China Attractions, Historical Relics, by Jack Li

The temple’s main building is the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, where the emperor prayed for a bountiful crop each year. The round hall, 38 meters high and 30 meters in diameter, has triple eaves and a blue, cone-shaped tile roof crowned with a gilded knob. Surrounding the hall is a 6 meter high […]

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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