Tuesday, 5 January 2016

CHINA'S TOP 10 BUDDHIST TEMPLES

China's Top 10 Buddhist Temples

Apart from Buddhist grottoes, mountains and religious sites like the Leshan Giant Buddha, Buddhist temples are also an important part of China's Buddhist heritage and culture.

There are a lot of famous temples in China with magnificent layouts and traditional Chinese architecture. Here are the top ten temples in China.

You can contact us for a tailor-made temple tour or check out the tours including these temples.

1. South Putuo Temple, Xiamen

South Putuo Temple
South Putuo Temple is named after its location to the south of Putuo Mountain, Fujian Province, East China, one of the four famous Buddhist sites in Zhejiang Province. It was first built in the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907).

In the temple, the thousand-hand Buddha, golden carving of the Chinese character 佛 (meaning Buddha), Wulao Peak, and the grand and massive buildings have created an atmosphere suitable for believers and travelers coming to the temple to pray for endless happiness and health.

The Hall of Celestial Kings, Great Buddha's Hall, the Hall of Great Mercy, and the Depository of Buddhist Texts are important halls in the temple. Some famous Bodhisattva statues of great significance are standing in these halls, smiling quietly and graciously.

There are some restaurants for vegetarians near the temple, recommended for travelers after visiting the temple.

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