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Longxing Temple, Zhengding County

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The Longxing Monastery or Longxing Temple is an ancient Buddhist monastery located near the town of Zhengding in Hebei Province, China, approximately 15 kilometers north of the provincial capital of Shijiazhuang. It has been referred to as the "First Temple south of Beijing".HistoryThe monastery was first built in 586 AD, during the Sui Dynasty. Its original name was Longcang monastery. One of the oldest stelae on the grounds of the monastery, the "Longcangsi Stele", dates from the year the monastery's foundation. Much of it was reconstructed during the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD).Following a common pattern, the monastery complex features a central axis along which a sequence of buildings and focal points is arranged. The first building is the Hall of the Heavenly Kings. At the opposite end of the axis is the Main Hall, a 33-meter-high wooden structure, which houses a bronze statue of Guan Yin. This bronze was built during the early years of the Song Dynasty; its height exceeds 20 meters. Inside the hall, a staircase leads around the statue which allows it to be seen from top to bottom.Other notable artworks of the monastery are a colorful wooden carving of Guanyin sitting in a grotto and statues of Buddha sitting on a lotus throne.
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  • In addition to the high religious value (view of audio-visual, Buddha), there is also a very high ancient Chinese architecture heritage. The temples here are intact monuments, the huge mortise and tenon structures are spectacular, and the great Buddhist scriptures that were built by the craftsmen.
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  • Stone Shijiazhuang city than 130 channels on the bus at the starting point of the Museum of the move to the positive definite. Off with Zhao cloud Temple bus stop, went to the old Castle District. Zhao cloud Temple before → Takashi Gango-ji Temple tianning Temple → Rinzai Temple → gwanghyewon Temple → zhengding historical culture city → Kaiyuan Temple → Ken Ngoc → zhengding station, bus 131 Road starting point, in and walked around in the order. Temple admission charges 50 Yuan is quite high, but that its value was. There were a lot of groups. Huge Kannon is overwhelming. Go top, Kofuku-ji Temple, Temple entrance gate is on the South side, so if you have two before Zhao cloud Temple bus stop East Gate village bus stop and I realized later.
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  • I found Zhengding generally underwhelming and unless you're very into chinese history and/or are not seeing other areas of China I'd give it a miss. the temple complex is fine - just no different from...  more »
  • Boring there was no intresting things there apart from the icecream
  • The Park is particularly large, savored observe, listen to micro-explanation about shopping for more than two hours. Carving is exquisite, unique building structures and roofs also gave people the impression. Proposes to set aside enough time to enjoy. In addition, it is recommended that summer tour, you can appreciate the beauty of flowers and trees, too cold in winter.
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  • Well, Temple and Palace architecture has been preserved relatively intact.
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