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Qixia Temple, Nanjing

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Qixia Temple is a Buddhist temple located on Qixia Hill in the suburban Qixia District in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, People's Republic of China, 22km northeast of downtown Nanjing. It is one of Nanjing's most important Buddhist monasteries.HistoryBuilt in AD 489, the 7th year of the Yongming era during the South Qi Dynasty, the temple is known for its large collection of Chinese Buddhist visual art and sculptural art in the grounds. These consist of pagodas, murals and artwork that date back to the 10th century.Near the temple site and situated on the slopes of Qixia Hill, is the "Thousand Buddha Caves", a grotto containing many Buddhist sculptural works of art.DescriptionBuddha's Relics PagodaThe Buddha's Relics Pagoda is in the southeast of Qixia Temple. It was built in 601 and destroyed in the Tang Dynasty. In 945, it was rebuilt by Southern Tang Dynasty emperor Li Jing.The pagoda has a five-story, octagon-shaped structure. It is 18m high and perched on a two-story stylobate carved with waves and a dash of fish and Chinese flowering crab apples.Hsing YunHsing Yun, the founder of Taiwan's Fo Guang Shan, was tonsured at Qixia Temple in 1941. He was a disciple of Master Zhikai and studied for several years at the Qixia Vinaya School.
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  • It is a an ancient temple on the Hill, inhabited by monks. A very interesting place with lakes and ponds where fish and turtles swim, everywhere clean. When entering all meet funny scary statues. All is buried in verdure
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  • 10月底到訪南京棲霞山,棲霞寺就在山腳入口處,雖然人多,但係千年古剎韻味猶存,大雄寶殿前兩顆高大嘎銀杏更是壯觀,黃黃的葉子倍增秋意。 
  • 由於到訪的時候已經是初冬了! 以至於沒有滿山遍野楓紅的盛況 但仍然有些尚未凋落的楓樹 拍起照片來還是非常非常的美 人也比較少了 顯得清幽! 旁邊餐廳提供素齋 味道還可以 建議: 如有幾個朋友一起 可以搭地鐵二號線到羊山公園或是仙林校區 之後再換搭計程車(約二十元吧) 是比較省時間也便宜的方法 
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