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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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  • Qixia Temple has a history of 1500 years. It was originally built in 489 AD, during the Southern Dynasties). The original building was destroyed by war. New temple was reconstructed during the Qing Dy...  more »
  • First temple you see when you enter the Qixia mountain scenic area. Architecture is no different than the other temples and historical buildings. Inside the temple a very tall statue of Buddha and the...  more »
  • The green tree around, if it is autumn, maple must be very beautiful, is currently installed, can not climb the mountain, Stupa is also in the renovation, but the side of some carved stone is worth watching, the temple of the vegetarian fasting is delicious, push.
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