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White Horse Temple, Luoyang
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Soak up the reverential atmosphere and admire the architecture of White Horse Temple, often considered to be the first Buddhist temple in the country. Established under the command of Emperor Ming in 68 CE, the temple was greatly restored and added to during the course of the Ming and Qing dynasties Part of the appeal of the site comes with identifying the design elements and architectural styles of each of those time periods. The temple gains its name from a legend regarding its origin, which tells the tale of Emperor Ming dreaming about the Buddha and asking two deputies to go off in seach of Buddhist scriptures. They returned with two Indian Buddhist monks whom they had met in Afghanistan. The monks carried scriptures, relics, and Buddha statues, as they rode up on two white horses. Put White Horse Temple and other Luoyang attractions into our Luoyang trip itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • If anyone knows of something according to the legend, Buddhism came to China from India on a white horse. And came to Luoyang! And here's this white horse Temple is delivered. This temple symbolizes the beginning of a new China. Everything else was built later.
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  • The temple has great antique architecture which has remained intact for over 1,900 years. Worth a visit. 
  • Later Han dynasty (from 0/25 up to 220 years. In China known as the Eastern Han dynasty), when Emperor Ming temple the monk of India who brought China first Buddhist sutras (42 chapter Sutra), built on the outskirts of the capital Luoyang. Priests of the people of India that come on a white horse, Temple named named the white horse Temple. Negotiating with the driver of the taxi was there after we went to the Longmen Grottoes, went to the temple. Taxi fare is 90 Yuan. White horse Temple entrance fee per person 35 was the original. In front of the temple stone horse (see Hakuba white horse Temple) greets people. The number of tourists was serious in China's oldest Buddhist temples. I don't think there are scattered various buildings in the temple, but in special placement styles. Yukari apart from the old building remains as a not from admission. Were not so unfortunately popular interest any statues and buildings. Accompanied by a Buddhist temple in the style of Thailand, Myanmar and India styles, such as were built, aspects of the Buddhist theme park. Outside the temple is full of restaurants and souvenir shops. Totally unable to care just about the dining room to eat in there. Found in this taxi to the hotel, but wasn't anything troublesome. 60 Yuan.
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  • This Buddhist temple is a very special place. I enjoyed the Chinese Buddhist exhibits, structures and the silent tea house. I will skip the new Indian and Thai section completely when I return. That section takes away from the charm and air of the temple-- a complete waste of space and resources. It consists of some foreign styled temples that are completely devoid of a sense of history, culture and overall meaning. The Chinese temples and pagoda are very special. I will return.
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  • 中国第一座佛教寺庙,起于东汉,门外的白马是宋朝的文物,超级多的人,还有缅甸泰国印度的寺庙。值得参观
  • White horse Temple is believed to be the temple morning Samsung summoned chang Tang Tripitaka from India came to China success. The journey time is 15 years, but along the way make some Scripture, water fall. In China it is Maha Nikaya. Tour guides that reflect ...
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