Friday, 8 January 2016

CHINA'S TOP 10 BUDDHIST TEMPLES.

6. White Horse Temple, Luoyang

White Horse Temple

Known as the cradle land of Chinese Buddhism, White Horse Temple is one of the oldest Buddhist temples, and contains a bounty of Buddhism items. It is located about 7 km from Luoyang, Henan Province, North China.

It was initially built as a summer resort for Emperor Liu Zhuang in the Han Dynasty (202 BC – 220 AD). Two Indian monks on a white horse presented the Han emperor with some Buddhist figures, so the temple was called "White Horse Temple".

The architecture of the temple has a history of over 1900 years. The Hall of Heavenly Kings, Hall of Great Buddha, Hall of Guidance, Hall of Mahavira, and Cool and Clear Terrace stand in order, creating an atmosphere of tranquility and holiness.

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