Sunday, July 26, 2009

Several Temples, China

China-55, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

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1.The big wild Goose Pagoda

Giant Wild Goose Pagoda or Big Wild Goose Pagoda, is a Buddhist pagoda located in southern Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China. It was built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty and originally had five stories, although the structure was rebuilt in 704 during the reign of Empress Wu Zetian and its exterior brick facade renovated during the Ming Dynasty. One of the pagoda's many functions was to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought to China from India by the Buddhist translator and traveller Xuanzang.

2. Zhao Ren Temple

Zhaoren Temple, located in Zhang Wuxian City Street northbound. Tang Zhenguan years built. 3 temple only three ordinary brick room, the door in the door of that "Zhaoren Temple" words.

3. Guang Ren Temple
It is situated in Xi'an.It is consecrated to Princess Wencheng who married the leader of Tibet. She promoted the relationship between Tang and Tibet.

4. The Famen Temple
Famen Temple is located in Famen town, Fufeng County, 120 kilometer west of Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province. It was widely regarded as the "ancestor of pagoda temples in Guanzhong area".


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