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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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  • 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...  read more »
  • Longxing Temple is the most fascinating place of interest in Zhengding County, which is affiliated to Shijiazhuang City, capital of Hebei Province. The Temple has long been a popular worshipping place...  read more »
  • It is a famous Temple in zhengding County en route to the airport from Shijiazhuang city, capital of Hebei province in the impressive basilica. You can feel, such as statues of Buddha and relief featured a long Chinese history especially.
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