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Temple of Solitary Joy (Dule si), Ji County

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The Dule Temple is a Buddhist temple located in the town of Jixian, in Ji County, under the administration of the city of Tianjin, China. The temple is of historical as well as architectural significance. Its oldest surviving buildings are two timber-frame structures, the front gate and the central hall (pavilion) that houses a colossal clay statue of the goddess Guanyin (Avalokiteśvara). Both structures date back to the Liao Dynasty and are among the oldest surviving wooden buildings in China.HistoryThe origins of the Dule Temple date back at least to the early Tang Dynasty. However, no buildings from the Tang Dynasty era have survived on the site. The oldest buildings still in existence, the Shan Gate and the Guanyin Pavilion, were constructed during a renovation of the temple in the second year of Tonghe Emperor of the Liao Dynasty (984 AD). These buildings, both central features of the temple, were designed and constructed by local architects and craftsmen on the basis of the Tang architectural technology and carving techniques.In 755, An Lushan held a rally in the Dule Temple at the onset of his rebellion against the Tang emperor. The name of the temple could be a reference to An Lushan, who was also known as An Dule. However, the name could also have originated from the Dule River that flows to northwest of the city, although it is not clear if the river's name predates that of the temple.
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  • Dule Si, or Temple of Solitary Joy was first built in Tang Dynasty, and rebuilt in eary Liao Dynasty (984 AD). The only two buildings still standing till now, the Entrance Hall and Guanyin Pavillion, ...  more »
  • The thought that this is a very small niche sites, later found there is still a lot of people go to, can see both the Liao dynasty building, you can see the plaque of Li Bai, and Liao dynasty sculpture, there are many murals, see goddess of the time, you will find it very meditative
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  • DuReSi in the city, none, none, in ancient times called Yu Yang, DuReSi small, personally think that can visit only the entrance and the goddess GE, 50 tickets are a little expensive, but the Liao dynasty Buddha and King Kong inside the book as breathtaking
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  • 歷史建築,至今保留最久的隋代寺廟,裡面還有莊嚴的泥塑千年神像,(不可拍照) 對歷史有興趣的話,可以來看看
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