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Datong Shan Temple - Main Hall

The Tongshan melts the temple: the friendly temple is founds in a Tang Dynasty Kaiyuannianjian Buddhism temple, also Kaiyuan Temple, south popular name temple, located at the Datong town center. Guarantees the great two years (1122) to suffer the war distantly to destroy, the autumn heavy will construct to the emperor series year, the bright legitimate ten years (1445) will add the renovation, will change name to the friendly temple. Now nation key Cultural relic preservation organ. the friendly temple is a group of quite complete distant golden time architectural complex, the imposing manner is grand, rough bold. North the temple sits to the south, first has the entrance, is three temples, latter for Sakyamuni valuable palace. Before the Sakyamuni valuable palace, loses left for the Manjusri Chinese style pavilion the site, right for the Pu virtuous Chinese style pavilion. Entire temple architecture height scattered about, primary and secondary distinct, the bilateral symmetry, is the nation extant distant, in the golden time temple layout most complete one. the Sakyamuni valuable palace constructed for Liaodai, the Jin Dynasty repaired. In the palace center the Buddha world has clay sculpture gilded image Tathagata five, carries the place in the lotus throne, the disciple, the Bodhisattva respectful respect sincerely. The both sides are 24 various days, west, south two walls draw have Buddha to pass on the story picture. Three temples construct in the autumn meet six years (1128), in models statue three, is Shijiamounifu, for the Pu virtuous Bodhisattva, left is the Manjusri Bodhisattva right, was called that “the Chinese strict three sages”, name three temples. Pu virtuous Chinese style pavilion the structure is exquisite, the construction is plain, is the distant golden time pavilion type construction. South the Chinese style pavilion has five Long who the colored glaze burns Bi, the color is gorgeous, splendid.

Copyright: Jacky Cheng
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Taken: 15/09/2007
Uploaded: 31/03/2010
Updated: 04/03/2015


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