Shengshou Temple, also known as Baoding Shengshou Temple, is located 15 kilometers northeast of Dazu District, Chongqing City, on the right side of the Big Buddha Bay of Baoding Mountain. It was built in the Southern Song Dynasty Chunxi period and was built by the famous monk Zhao Zhifeng. Formerly known as Wufoya, it will use its current name after expansion. The original temple has been abandoned, and the existing temple is a Ming and Qing architecture. The main halls of Shengshou Temple include Tianwang Hall, Jade Emperor Hall, Daxiong Hall, Jingdian, Landeng Hall, Vimalakirti Hall, etc. During the Yongle period of the Ming Dynasty, a 20-meter-high "Long Live Building" with octagonal four-fold eaves was built on the south side of the temple. Shengshou Temple flourished in the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
The exit of the Baoding Mountain Scenic Spot in Dazu Rock Carvings is the "Shengshou", and the Baoding Mountain ticket includes this temple
Tourists are very rare. The monks in the temple lie on the table and sleep soundly. It is really a very clean temple.
The temple is still quite big, it is called burning incense and donating money, anyway, you can't get away without giving money. Your husband Wang Sicong’s parents still donated money here. This is an easter egg, please watch it🤣
Shengshou Temple is within the Baodingshan Rock Carvings. After visiting the Baodingshan Rock Carvings, you will arrive at this temple if you drop by! This is a temple with a long history, but the building we are seeing is said to have been funded by Wang Jianlin and his wife in 1996. Although I don’t have a good impression of this giant businessman, I still have to give him a big deal in the matter of building the temple. Great! Exquisite stone carvings coupled with solemn temples are the perfect combination!
After visiting the Baoding Rock Carvings, the first thing that catches your eyes is Shengshou Temple, the five major halls, one is taller than the other, and it is built on the mountain, with antique and majestic beauty. Shengshou Temple is an ancient temple in the Baoding Rock Carving Scenic Area of Dazu District. It was built in the Southern Song Dynasty by Zhao Zhifeng, a Dazu monk in the Southern Song Dynasty. The name comes from the fact that the temple was built by the Esoteric layman Liu Benzun in Guanghan in the late Tang Dynasty. Appreciation, the emperor was named "Holy Shou Zun Hall", Zhao Zhifeng commemorated the patriarch Liu Ben Zun, so he still named it "Sheng Shou". The main buildings of Shengshou Temple include the mountain gate, Tianwang Hall, Emperor Shi Hall, Daxiong Hall, Sanshi Buddha Hall, Guanyin Cave, Landeng Hall, etc. Because it is a scenic spot within the 120 yuan coupon for the Baoding Stone Carvings, you can go in and have a look at it. Existing architectural restoration traces are quite heavy, and you can finish it in 20 minutes. There are not many attractions, and the cornices are more delicate. The ancient building attached to the Baoding Rock Carving is included in the Baoding Rock Carving Ticket. After visiting the Baoding Rock Carvings, you will pass Shengshou Temple all the way to the exit. The incense is very strong, and the cornices of the buildings in the temple are exquisite and beautiful. From Shengshou Temple, basically the entire Baoding Scenic Spot is over. You can take a sightseeing bus directly to the parking lot of the Dazu Rock Carvings Scenic Spot. It is not far on foot.
The main existing Buddhist buildings in Shengshou Temple include Dashanmen, Temple of the Four Heavens, Temple of Emperors, Guanyin Temple, Vimalakirti, Daxiong Hall, Sanshi Temple, reception hall, etc. The founder of the mountain was Master Zhao Zhifeng, and the famous masters of the Dharma were Nan Weng, Qingzhou, Hui Miao, Zhaozhi and other Zen masters. The inheritance of the law system was in the early stage of Xian Secret, and in the later stage of Linji School. The plants in the temple are mostly ancient trees that are hundreds of years old, such as ginkgo, scutellaria, cypress, golden osmanthus and so on. There are also three monk stupas, the most famous one is "Nan Weng Zen Master Tower".
Preston_Dominguez: 15 km northeast of Dazu County, Chongqing City
Jeremy_Dodson: I recommended Dazu Rock Carving,Shengshou Temple,ChongQing DaZu ShiKe YiShuPin ChenLieShi,Dazu Rock Carvings Art Museum,Yuanjue Daochang Cavern