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Bailin Temple, Shijiazhuang

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The Pagoda of Bailin Temple, is located in Shijiazhuang, Zhao County, Hebei province, China. It is an octagonal-based brick Chinese pagoda built in 1330 during the reign of Emperor Wenzong, ruler of the Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty (1271 - 1368).Bailin MonasteryThe Bailin Monastery surrounding the pagoda, was built in the second century CE, and called Guan Yin Monastery. Its most prominent abbot was the famous Chan master Zhaozhou , who is well known for the Mu-koan.The temple was in ruin long before 1949. In 1988, Jing Hui was persuaded to take over the Hebei Buddhist Association, and start rebuilding Bailin Monastery. Jing Hui is a student and dharma successor of Hsu Yun, but has also adopted the Humanistic Buddhism of Taixu.PagodaThe seven story pagoda stands at a height of about 40 m, built on a stone foundation. The lower section of the pagoda is a brick sumeru pedestal, which features two rows of intricate carvings that include artwork of musicians, celestial guardians, animals, and peonies. The first story of this solid brick pagoda features a facade of doors and windows, as well as columns, rafters, and brackets. Above this are seven tiers of eaves.
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  • July 10, 2017
    Hebei province is distinguished by its construction Orange and yellow. This temple is no exception, everything is those colors. According to the residents of that place, the temple was exclusive for women. They were there to pray for the family and their homes. Perhaps they are right, because when we visited it the vast majority were women. Through its corridors and gardens is perceived much peace. I recommend that before entering the temple, you stop to contemplate a flower Lotus located opposite the temple garden.
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  • April 9, 2017
    The Visit was very interesting and the various Temples and beliefs strange but adds to one's understanding of the various cultures.. Be prepared for many hours on your feet and heavy traffic all over ...  more »
  • December 26, 2016
    Bailin Temple is definitely worth a visit. I called Berlin Township home, so I'm kind of this temple is particularly. There is a Liao dynasty Pagoda of the temple, there is a tall wanfo Hall.
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  • March 18, 2017
    The world of Zhaozhou
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