Everlasting Spring

On September 6, 2011, in Historical Relics, Popular Provinces, Shanxi, Temples, by Jack Li

The source of Jinshui is inside Jinci Temple and there are in all three springs named Yuzhao Spring, Shanli Spring and Everlasting Spring. Sometimes the source of Yuzhao Spring and Shanli Spring is dried up while the Everlasting Spring never runs out of water. The water comes out from the rock 5 m deep down […]

Jinci Temple

On September 6, 2011, in Must-sees, Shanxi, Temples, Towers, Pagodas & Grottoes, by Jack Li

Jinci is a must-see in Taiyuan City. People also say that “Not going Jinci temple when you are in Taiyuan is like not going to the Forbidden City when you are in Beijing.” It situates in 25km away from downtown Taiyuan, Xuanweng Mountain. The Temple is under special protection of the state attracting visitors all […]

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Drepung Monastery Travel Tips

On September 6, 2011, in Lhasa, Monasteries, Tibet, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

1. Visitors need some medicine to prevent the altitude reaction. 2 The delicious foods here are: Lhasa Zanba, Lhasa buttered tea, Best Time to Visit Drepung Monastery The best time to visit Lhasa is the summer and spring because the temperature is moderate, neither cold nor windy. The city is warm throughout the whole year […]

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Gandanpozhang Palace

On September 6, 2011, in Monasteries, Palaces, Temples, Tibet, by Jack Li

Gandanpozhang Palace is bed room of Dalai Lama in Drepung Monastery. Before Potala Palace was built, the Fifth Dalai Lama had been lived there. At the period, he was the political and religious head in Tibet. So Gandanpozhang also is symbol of the Tibeten government. Gandanpozhang Palace was built in 1530. There are seven floors […]

Four Zhacang (Buddhist College)

On September 6, 2011, in Monasteries, Temples, Tibet, by Jack Li

Zhacang is a unit of Gelupai Temple which is used for learn scripture. It is also following the Cuoqing (a unit of temple). The Drepung Monastery had seven Zhacang in the past and they were charged by the seven disciples of Jiangyang Qujie. However, there are more and more monks came here and the seven […]

Cuoqin Palace

On September 6, 2011, in Monasteries, Palaces, Tibet, by Jack Li

Cuoqin Palace is the main architecture of the Drepung Monastery. Cuoqin Palace is in the middle of the Drepung Monastery, covering an area of four thousand, five hundred square meters. In front of the hall, there is a plaza. It takes seventeen wide stone stairs to get to the hall. The hall is held by […]

Drepung Monastery (Zhebingsi)

On September 6, 2011, in Lhasa, Monasteries, Temples, Tibet, by Jack Li

Drepung Monastery is on the south slop of Genpeiwuzi Mountain which is ten kilometers away from Lhasa. It is built in 1416 by Jamyang Choge Tashi Palden (1397–1449), one of Tsongkhapa’s main disciples, and it was named after the sacred abode in South India of Shridhanyakataka. Drepung Monastery is one of six Tibetan Buddhism Temples […]

The Yulan Garden

On September 6, 2011, in Parks & Gardens, Popular Provinces, Temples, Yunnan, by Jack Li

The Yulan Garden is located on the east mountainside of the Huating Hill. Covering an area of 4.4 hectares, it is the largest magnolia flower garden in China. From inside the garden, you can see the downtown of Kunming to the north, and the beautiful overview of the Dianchi Lake to the south. Magnolia, known […]

The Longmen Grottoes

On September 6, 2011, in Historical Relics, Popular Provinces, Towers, Pagodas & Grottoes, Yunnan, by Jack Li

The Longmen Grottoes are located at the southern end of the Western Hills Park, between the Sanqing Taoist Temple and the Datian Pavilion. They are the largest and most exquisite Taoist grottoes in Yunnan Province. It is said that the Yangs, the officials who were in charge of the construction of the park ordered more […]

Lao Tse Halln and Natural Picture Pavilion

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

Lao Tse Hall Lao Tse Hall is located on the summit of Qingcheng Mountain towering over 1600m into the sky. The Hall has six floors covering 400m2. The base of the building is square and the top is round suggesting the traditional idea “heaven is round and the earth square”. Every floor has eight protruding […]

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