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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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  • 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 »
  • Great temple and very interesting place to see. I really like the peace and view there. The cat there that I saw seemed like Gongfu:) very cute.  more »
  • I'm a local in Shijiazhuang and I have to say Bailin Temple is a great place for a visitor in here. There are many people, of course. I have be there few times and I recommend visitors to go there in ...  more »
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