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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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  • 栖霞寺位于栖霞山下,是栖霞山景区内最精华的景点。寺庙始建于南朝,不容错过的古迹有明征君碑、舍利塔、犹如缩小版云冈石窟的千佛岩。每逢红枫节,红枫、银杏、古寺、秋色交融,像画一般优美。 
  • 这是第一次去栖霞寺,真的没让我失望。虽然枫树的覆盖面不大,但红叶还是非常美丽的!古寺、石窟都非常有看头。而且这个地方逛起来不累,空气好,登高望远风景宜人。 
  • From a friend asked went very good atmosphere in the temple. The location is a bit far from center of Nanjing city, surrounded by nature is a simple substance repeatedly over the years, unlike the vibrant colors in China often have to feel very settled on the heart.
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