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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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  • August 13, 2017
    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 »
  • June 8, 2017
    The monastery was originally built in the Sui Dynasty (586 AD). Most of the present buildings were reconstructed during the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD). Other than beautiful architectures, there are lo...  more »
  • December 6, 2016
    Zhengding Longxing Temple is worth a visit, Shijiazhuang city buses to reach here is quite convenient, incense, Mong Kok, are still pretty much, have a history of temples.
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  • December 25, 2016
    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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  • October 4, 2016
    Well, Temple and Palace architecture has been preserved relatively intact.
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  • October 25, 2016
    古建築,文物保護區
  • September 10, 2016
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  • December 19, 2012
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