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White Horse Temple, Luoyang

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Religious Site
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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  • 门票35,讲解50 白马寺的历史有1900多年,里面的建筑虽然大部分是明清时期重建的,但依然是红墙青瓦,古朴而美丽。 古寺的面积很小,但是每一个殿都值得慢慢参观。 尤其值得称谓的是他有全世界唯一的一整套由织物塑成的一佛二天王十八罗汉,都是失传的技艺和国宝级的文物。 还有进寺处墙上挂着的佛门小故事,一篇篇看过来,也要花上20分钟,但是真的会从中有所领悟。 新建的世界佛教寺院有些商业化,虽然泰国寺和缅...  more »
  • 白马寺古迹还是挺多的,还有耿仁杰的墓;里面释迦摩尼和十八罗汉等塑像工艺很特别。没整明白为什么还要建缅甸、泰国等国寺庙,应该是文化交流吧。景区卫生间打扫得不太干净,几个坑外边都有,交通还是不太方便,我从万达打滴滴花了40多(如果坐公交,显示需要90分钟),回来公交车也只有两路,打滴滴没有车,问出租车,出租车提出我要去的古墓博物馆太偏僻,要求60块,后来幸运的遇到了送我啦的滴滴司机再次经过,最终打车4...  more »
  • Worthy of a visit, taxi ride from Luoyang city on meter could be from 40 yuan, like the international tribute to this temple.  more »
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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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