Baoben Temple is located in the East Lake Scenic Area of Pinghu, on the Parrot Island of East Lake. This is an ancient temple with a long history, beautiful, simple and worth seeing. East Lake also looks more flavorful because of the Baoben Temple. It is recommended to check it out!
The historic Baoben Pagoda and the East-West Pagoda Bridge are one of the main landscapes of the East Lake Scenic Area. The early twilight falls, the lights around the East Lake are in full bloom, and the Baoben Tower, Jiufeng Tower, Shishan Pavilion and East-West Pagoda Bridge are overflowing. Color, crystal clear and gorgeous, like Qionglou Yuyu, like entering a paradise on earth. Cheng Duanqi's poem "Recalling the South of the Yangtze River East Lake" said: "The East Lake is beautiful, the shadows of the towers and the clear stream. The nine schools of tides come to add beauty, the three spring flowers are all over Fangzhou. The boat swims in the mirror. The Baoben Tower on Parrot Island is the oldest existing building in Pinghu City. It has witnessed the history of Pinghu for more than 500 years. The Baoben Tower was built in the forty-two year of Jiajing in Ming Dynasty (1563). It was initiated by Lu Gao (gǎo), the principal of the Criminal Ministry, with the assistance of Jinshi Feng Rubi and Zhao Yi. After three years, it was finally completed. Ideological influence, because it is called the Pagoda of Retribution, it says: "loyalty and filial piety are rewarded." At that time the tower had seven floors and was 19 feet high. It collapsed in the 16th year of Shunzhi (1659) in the Qing Dynasty until the 28th year of Kangxi (1689). It was rebuilt by Lu Jian. The seven-story was changed to five-story, and it was built into a pavilion-style Wenfeng Pagoda with a height of 49.14 meters and a flat octagonal shape. The stone imitated wood structure, the ladder is set in the tower wall, and the tower has flat overhangs. After more than 300 years of war and vicissitudes of war, the pagoda has disappeared. Since the 1920s and 1930s, the tower has gradually tilted to the east, reaching 75.5 cm. After three repairs from 1989 to 2003, the slanted tower body was corrected, and the Huayan corridor was installed, so that the pagoda is as old as ever, like a kind old man, standing on the bank of East Lake. In particular, precious cultural relics were discovered from the overhauled pagodas on September 11-12, 2002: First, the national first-class cultural relic Ming Zheng He's Yuanzheng gold powder book "Miaofa Lianhua Sutra" volume, more than 40 meters in length and width 10 centimeters, indicating that the time was the seventh year of Xuande in Ming Dynasty (1432), which was the second year after Pinghu was founded. The scriptures of the Ming Dynasty "The Lotus Sutra of Miaofa" was invited to participate in the National Museum of China and the Hong Kong Museum of History. The second is the "Six Classics" script written by Lu Qian in the 25th year of Kangxi, 3.27 meters long and 17 wide Centimeter; The third is a model of the pagoda made of cinnabar, and there is a symbol. The real object is kept in the city museum. When the Baoben Pagoda was first built, Lu Gao also erected five huge Taihu rocks in front of the tower, called the "Wulao Peak", which is also very famous. There is a poem saying: "Where did the Qifeng come from? The five old people stand tall, with beards and eyebrows. , The form is extremely leaning, the rain is blue, when the sky is mutually supporting pillars, the mountain gate is always a town, and it is a support when passing by." After the renovation and expansion of the Baoben temple, the Tianwang Palace, the bell tower, the drum tower, the mountain gate and the "Wulaofeng" were newly built. Religious garden buildings such as "rockery, "Fish Le Country" release pool, Youran Pavilion, Jingyue Villa, Zuixianju, etc. Here is the "Taying Chuihong" of the East Lake scenery. It looks good outside, there is no time to get in.
The old temple by the East Lake, there is a place for stories, good!
On the edge of Nanhu Park, there is very historical and cultural significance. The scenery here is infinitely good. There is a memorial next to it and there is a lakeside trail. You can make an appointment. .
It's pretty good. Going out to see is good for mood adjustment.
Preston_Dominguez: Jiaying City, Pinghu City, Huancheng East Road, East Lake Scenic Area
Jeremy_Dodson: I recommended East Lake Scenic Area,Pinghu Mo's Manor,Lishutong Memorial Hall,Shutong Park,cheng huang miao