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Xiangyan Temple

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2017-10-09

Xiangyan Temple
Xiangyan Temple [Photo from hnnyta.com]

Xiangyan Temple, built in the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907), is a national AAA scenic spot and one of the four most famous temples in the Central Plain. The existing buildings date back to the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. The temple is surrounded by bamboos covering more than 300 mu (200,000 square meters). Moreover, there are over 300 millennium-trees around the temple.

Xiangyan Temple
Xiangyan Temple [Photo from hnnyta.com]

Brick carvings, stone carvings, wood carvings and Buddhist murals are treasures in Xiangyan Temple. The Buddhist murals in the Mahavira Hall are the largest indoor original ecological murals in China.

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