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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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  • 正定隆兴寺值得一去,石家庄市里有公交车可以直达这里,还是比较方便的,香火挺旺的,来的也还是蛮多的,有历史沉淀的寺庙。 
  • 有六個中國第一之稱的正定隆興寺,值得細細品味,光是倒坐觀音的姿態儀容,就足令人神往,千年以來的雕像壁畫石碑,雖規模遠不如四大石窟,但內容却毫不遜色,重點是門票只要五十元。 
  • This complex is ancient and full of so many different things. The temple is off the western tourist track so more local tourists. We had children with us so and they were very popular with many locals...  more »
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  • 可以再修整修整
  • 不错,寺庙比较大,宫殿建筑保存的比较完整。
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