Tianning Temple was built in the Tang Dynasty during the Zhenguan period. It is not only a birthplace of Buddhist music but also one of the large temples in Changzhou. The Tianning Pagoda in the temple was built in 2007 and is one of the landmarks of Changzhou. Guanyin Hall and Dizang Hall stand to the east and west sides of the Daxiong Hall. The northern end of Tianning Temple is Tianning Pagoda functioning as a Buddhist Museum with different themed Buddhist displays on each story, such as Buddha statues, totems and root carvings.
Beautiful wood carved Buddahs. The Pagoda is a must... Take your time to visit this impressive site.
This should be the largest Buddhist temple in Jiangsu Province and even in the whole country. Especially, there is a 153.79 metre tallest Buddhist Pagoda in China. As early as 20 years ago, I heard that the Daxiong Palace is very big here. This time, after passing through Changzhou, I finally got a chance to see the resort. Tianning Temple is very close to Changzhou shopping mall and other important complexes, with convenient transportation. Bus B2 arrives directly, ticket temple 20, tower 80, online shopping will be cheaper, but online tickets must go to the West Gate instead of the conventional South Gate to change tickets. It is good that online tickets can also be exchanged for a physical paper ticket as a souvenir (most scenic spots online tickets will not give paper version). The West Gate is a pagoda. It is majestic and tall. It must take the elevator or or climb to death. There are several pavilions on the ground floor, including Buddhist-related porcelain, metal ware and many wood-carved Ivory crystal carvings, etc. There are also thousand-handed Guanyin. After that, the elevator stays on the eleventh floor and has to walk up. Each floor has an exhibition theme, such as calligraphy, tower-building photos, etc. History and so on. The top layer is called the Van Yin Pavilion. It is also named because of a huge copper bell, which can tap the Sanskrit sound of Buddhism. Although it did not strike, it happened to feel a shock on the spot when several people paid to ring the bell. The sound is huge, deafening and the heart is not good. The elevator from the top of the tower stops at the 6th floor and needs to walk downwards. There are also exhibitions on each floor. If you look at it carefully, it will take 1.5-2 hours to visit the tower alone. Since then, the other districts and other Buddhist temples have much in common, but on a much larger scale. What is rare is that they display the chronology of successive generations of residents and the biographical resumes of some important residents. The longest incumbent is the last generation of Songchun Da monks, who served for 27 years, but they have been dead since last year. Of course, there are many lists of residents who contribute to the construction of temples, the highest of which is 5 million. Burn incense or invite candles here, the price is not expensive, from 30 yuan, may be the reason for the New Year, of course, we all hope for a good fortune, so there is still a surge of people. The whole tour takes no less than two hours. For Buddhist enthusiasts, even a day of bathing Buddha is worth it.
Tianning Temple in Changzhou was built in Zhenguan of Tang Dynasty. It has a history of more than 1360 years since Yonghui reign. The Mountain Gate of the newly built Tianning Zen Temple is located on the middle road of Yanling, but the net ticket tours need to be accessed through the gate of Luohan Road on the side. The temple is magnificent and atmospheric. From the south to the north, it is visited in turn - "the Temple of Heavenly King, besides the Hall of Puxian and Manjushu, and the Hall of Arhat with 500 golden bodies (the East Hall and the West Hall). Then it goes forward in turn to the Hall of Majesty, the Hall of Earth Tibet and the Hall of Guanyin, the Hall of Jade Buddha (the Imperial Book Building), the Hall of Chan (the Tibetan Classic Pavilion), the Temple of Protecting the Fa and the Golden Golden Golden Body and the Golden Golden Golden Golden Pagoda, there is a large plaque "Longcheng Imagination" inscribed by Emperor Qianlong. It is said that Qianlong once visited Tianning Zen Temple three times. The biggest attraction of the temple is a recumbent jade Buddha in the Jade Buddha Hall, which was transferred from Myanmar to Tianning Zen Temple.
The top of Tianning Pagoda is the brake of Diamond Throne Pagoda. The top of the tower is a 15 ton pure copper bell. The bell sounds thick and can vibrate about 4 kilometers. On the thirteenth floor, the ten-square and round Buddha Hall is very solemn, offering the natural crystal Buddha and the five-square Buddha, the treasure of the town pagoda. The 12th floor is dedicated to the ancient Buddhist Temple of ancient camphor wood Buddha. The fifth floor is the source Hall of the Dharma world carved with tons of aloes. The Buddha statues, totems and root carvings on the first floor are very beautiful. The pagoda has underground palace, and the open golden palace is dedicated to Sakyamuni Buddha and his disciple Shrita. The Silver Palace has stone Buddha unearthed in the Tang Dynasty and free wooden Buddha.
Pagoda plum will continue to ripen rain, occasionally cross the Longcheng Zen Temple, the wind rides to Tianning Temple, trees fall in the rain and leaves clear, wind tower horn bells for ratings, rain beats rubble tower, overlooking the city towers, Bi-wing double Bao'anping. It's a good place to go. You can see Changzhou from the top of the tower. When it comes to climbing the tower, the scenery is unique.
The May Day holiday is coming to an end. After the thrilling one-day tour of the dinosaur garden yesterday, the quiet temple is more suitable for me. After a bowl of vegetarian noodles in the morning, the temple enters Tianning Temple. This temple is very large. It is unexpected that there are so few people during the short and long holidays. The admission ticket is 20 yuan. If you want to enter Tianning Tower, you can buy a set ticket of 80 yuan at the gate and then go into Tianwang Temple. First, Daxiong Palace, then Jade Buddha Hall and so on. I like the temple which basically retains its original appearance, the light fragrance and the chanting music coming from my ear. My mood is very calm.
Very worthwhile to go, each layer has the essence to see, the price is not expensive! There is a free Hongmei Park beside, you can visit it! There are some gourmet dumplings to eat on the side. Some things you must do when you go to the old city!
When you go to the National Day, you have to collect tickets from the West Gate instead of the South Gate for online booking. The tower is very high, there are thirteen floors, can take the elevator up to twelve floors, each floor has clear floors and sandwiches, the open floor can see the outside scenery, the sandwich can not see the outside, the elevator is parked in the sandwich, not every floor can go, seven or eighty or ninety floors can not go, the elevator does not stop, it is better to take the elevator to twelve floors, and then go up to thirteen floors, and then go down. The thirteenth floor is called the Van Yin Pavilion, which has a big bell, "the first high bell" and wants to strike the silver. Other layers have different exhibitions, some are root carvings, some are murals, some are calligraphy, some are painting, some are Buddhist pagoda introduction, there are Tianning Temple presiding over the introduction, Tianning Pagoda introduction and so on, there is a layer of underground palace below, it is worth seeing.
What I think about is a kind of meaning, and what I express is a kind of meaning, and what others hear is another kind of meaning. Last year, when I was eating at Tianning Temple in Changzhou, there was a phrase on the table: Hardship makes bitterness come; Happiness makes happiness come to grief. Some people say that vegetarianism is a happy thing. Why do you feel bitter? Everyone is in a different environment, and the process can not be replicated by others. Many people do not hesitate to be blessed. Everyone likes to listen to nice things. It's better to keep in the middle than to talk too much and count too few. Record the words and deeds here, and you will see the changes along the way.
The Millennium Temple in Changzhou is known as the first Conglin in Southeast China. The pagoda of Tianning has its own characteristics. Each floor has different themes and implicatures. In particular, the clock in the tower, known as the highest hanging clock, to take the meaning of high school, has become a place for parents to pray for their children.