Zhangye Buddhist Temple is located in the southwestern corner of Zhangye City in Gansu Province. It is an important historical site on the Silk Road and a symbolic building of the historical and cultural city Zhangye. The Great Buddha Temple is a prestigious Buddhist temple in the northwest inland. The temple contains ancient buildings, towering old trees, and a beautiful environment. There are rare religious halls of the Xixia minority in the country, oversized indoor statue buddhas, rare Ming Dynasty handbooks, and thousands of collections of fine cultural relics.
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Speaking of Zhang Wei, everyone should think of the colorful Danxia scenic spot. In fact, this city also has a must-see attraction, that is, the Big Buddha Temple. Located in the center of the city, the Zhangye Big Buddha Temple was built in the first year of Yongan in the Western Xia Dynasty. It has a history of nearly a thousand years. After the changes in the Western Region, the temple is famous both at home and abroad for its huge reclining Buddha statue in the main hall. The reclining Buddha in the main hall is 34.5 meters long and is the largest indoor reclining Buddha statue in China. Reclining Buddha is made up of earthen skeletal structure covered with mud, grass and other materials. The interior is hollow and once contained a lot of treasures. It was severely stolen and damaged in the 1970s. Unlike the temples that have been renovated in different places, the main hall of the Zhangye Big Buddha Temple implements the idea of repairing the old as the old. While protecting the building, it tries not to change the traces left by history on the surface of the building, so that visitors can Experience the long years behind it. Behind the Big Buddha is a statue of a Tibetan Bodhisattva, with beautiful murals behind it, depicting some stories related to Journey to the West. The tallest building in the temple is a stupa behind the main hall. Its original name is the Amitabha Thousand Buddha Pagoda. It is a brick-and-mortar mixed-tower tower. The wooden door of the phoenix is painted outside the hall. Although it has been weather-beaten, it still makes people feel the skill of the artist. superb. Every holiday, the citizens who come to the temple to burn incense and pray are endless. Around the ancient temples under the aerial lens, countless new buildings have risen from the ground, and Zhang Yizheng on the Silk Road has regained its brilliance due to the Belt and Road.
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The Great Buddha Temple was built in the first year of Yongan in the Western Xia Dynasty (1098), formerly known as Jiaye Rulai Temple.
There is the largest indoor reclining Buddha in the country.
I was shocked when I saw the main building of the Big Buddha Temple. This house should be a monument, the color of the carved beams on it has already receded, and it seems a little simple. I am sorry that such a temple must have been well protected in the eastern region.
I took some details of the house, because the old things after the years are the most beautiful, with the age of imprints and portrayals have a taste.
is a bit like the Baita of Tibetan Buddhism, but this is not Tibetan Buddhism. It is Mahayana Buddhism, so this is not the Tibetan White Tower.
The Big Buddha Temple is one of the most famous tourist attractions in downtown Zhangye. Because it is conveniently located in the city center, there are many tourists. The temple is famous for having one of the largest indoor reclining Buddhas in the country.
was built in the first year of Yongan (1098) in Xixia. It has a history of more than 900 years. The Big Buddha Temple is the national temple of Xixia. It is one of the four remaining royal monasteries in the country. It is also the only religious temple in the Xixia minority in the country.
According to records, the Xixia Empress of Buddhism often lives in the Big Buddha Temple. It is also said that the Queen Mother of Beji, Mongolia, lived in the Great Buddha Temple and gave birth to the founding monarch of the Great Yuan Empire - Kublai Khan. These rumors are not seen, they are true or false, and they are still mystery.
Yuan, the Italian traveler Marco Polo came to Zhang Wei, and was sighed by the exquisite architecture of the Great Buddha Temple and the prosperity of Zhangye. He stayed for a year. The Big Buddha Temple now only has buildings such as the Great Buddha Hall, the Tibetan Classical Pavilion, and the Earthen Tower on the central axis.
The Buddha in the Great Buddha Hall is 34.5 meters long, shoulder width 7.5 meters, ears about 4 meters, and feet 5.2 meters long. A middle finger of the Buddha can lay a person flat, and eight people can sit side by side in the ear. In 1966, stone monuments, bronze Buddhas, bronze mirrors, copper pots, Buddhist scriptures, etc. were found in the belly of Reclining Buddha. The overall layout and style of the statues and murals in the hall of the Great Buddha Hall and the temple have maintained the original appearance of Xixia. There are 31 painted clay sculptures in the temple, which are the relics of Xixia.
The Great Buddha Temple was built in the first year of Yongan in the Western Xia Dynasty (1098). It was originally known as Jiaye Rulai Temple, Ming Yongle nine years (1411), the famous Baojue Temple, and the Qing Emperor Kangxi seventeen years (1678) falsified Hongren Temple. The huge reclining Buddha statue is named the Big Buddha Temple, also known as the Sleeping Buddha Temple. The
Dafo Temple covers an area of about 23,000 square meters. It sits east to the west and now houses only the Great Buddha Hall, the Tibetan Classical Pavilion, and the Earthen Tower on the central axis. The Great Buddha Temple is nine (48.3 meters) wide, seven deep (24.5 meters) deep, 20.2 meters high, and two floors, resting on the top of the mountain. There are 31 painted clay sculptures in the temple, which are the relics of Xixia. Among them, the reclining Buddha is 34.5 meters long and is the largest indoor reclining Buddha statue in China. After the reclining Buddha, there are dozens of disciples, and there are statues of Yu Po Yi, You Po Sai and 18 Lohan. The Zangjing Pavilion is 21.3 meters wide and 10.5 meters deep. Formerly known as the Amitabha Thousand Buddha Pagoda, the Tuta is a brick-and-mortar mixed-top tower with a height of 33.37 meters. The
temple houses the largest indoor reclining Buddha in the country, which is the Nirvana image of Buddha Sakyamuni. He sleeps peacefully above the 1.2-meter-high Buddhist altar in the main hall. The Buddha is 34.5 meters long, shoulders 7.5 meters wide, ears about 4 meters long and 5.2 meters long. A middle finger of the Buddha can lay a person flat, and eight people can sit side by side in the ear, showing how huge the statue is.