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Yongning Temple
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4.2/5
17 Reviews
Historical SiteTemple
Open Open from 7:00am-8:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: Huzhu, Haidong, China

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Youning Temple is located in the southeastern Fifty Township of Huzhu Tu Autonomous County, 50 kilometers away from Xining. It is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Qinghai and is known as "the mother of the temples on the north bank of Huangshui." The temple was awarded by the third generation 0, and the fourth generation 0 and the fourth Panchen Lama appointed the seventh Tibetan Jiase-with the assistance of the local, Mongolian, and Tibetan heads, it was built in the 32nd year of the Ming Dynasty (1604), and the altitude is more than 2500 meters. It covers an area of 6 hectares and has 7 halls. Because it is located in the Guolong area, it is also called "Guolong Temple". During the Kangxi period of the Qing Dynasty, the scale of the monastery was huge, including more than 2,000 courtyards, such as large and small scripture halls and monks' houses, with more than 7,700 monks. There are four colleges including Xianzong, Kalachakra, Tantra, and Yiming. It has become the largest monastery in the north of Huangshui, Qinghai. There are 49 monasteries under it, so it has the reputation of "Mother of Huangbei Temples". In the second year of Yongzheng (1724), the temple was burned down by the Qing army for participating in the Luobzang Danjin anti-Qing incident. In the tenth year of Yongzheng (1732) Emperor Yongzheng issued an edict to repair and gave the "Youning Temple". The Youning Temple is surrounded by mountains and waters, with a quiet environment and magnificent momentum. The temple and the mountains are layered on top of each other. A pagoda in front of the temple towers high into the clouds, and when you enter the temple is the Great Scripture Hall. It climbs up the mountain path and leads to the various temples on the mountainside. They are inlaid on the steep cliffs, with strange shapes and spectacular. From a distance, the verdant pines and cypresses are towering and tall and lush, and the temples are dotted among the mountains, which are very beautiful. Mountains, ancient trees, and palaces complement each other, adding to the solemn, solemn and tranquil atmosphere of the temple. The architectural style of Youning Temple is a fusion of soil, Tibetan, Mongolian, and Han art, which can be described as the crystallization of various ethnic arts. The sculptures and paintings in the palace are of high artistic value. Slowly climbing up the stone steps, as if being in the clouds and mist, it felt like a fairy. In history, Youning Temple has a strong style of learning, with many famous monks, and is well-known both at home and abroad. The Temple III Zhang Jia? Ruo Bei Dorje, three generations of earth view? Lobsang Chokyi Nyima, Sumba III? Yixi Banjue and others are all very famous scholars. Because of the emergence of famous monks, the temple has a high reputation and is now regarded as a holy place by the Tu people. The original size of the Yuning Temple was more than 20 people-including five big bags such as Tuguan, Zhangjia, Songbu, Chuzang, and Wangfo -.It was named Hutuktu in the Qing Dynasty, especially Zhangjia-it was Qinghai's Hutuk station in Beijing. The leader of the figure was named a great teacher, and he was called the "Four Saints of the Yellow Sect" together with the 0, Panchen and Zhebuzundamba. The Youning Temple has a strong atmosphere of studying scriptures in history, and a large number of famous monks and philosophers at home and abroad have emerged, and they are recognized by the religious circles as a place for Buddhist studies. In particular, the third generation Zhangjia, Tuguan, and Songbu are knowledgeable and have a lot of writing, and they have profound research achievements in various aspects of Tibetan Buddhism, history, medicine, Tibetan studies, calendar calculation, etc., and they are the Buddhist circle in my country and the history of Qinghai. Celebrities. In history, the influence of Yuning Temple surpassed that of Taer Temple. It is said that it was the place where the monks taught the Dharma practice when Guolong Temple was first built. The limestone-shaped landforms here are all sorts of strange, and there are many stories about Buddhist myths and legends, such as the 18 small peaks standing in front of the temple, which are said to be Jiasei-the eighteen arhats brought from Tibet. Best travel season: Four large-scale pujas are held every year in the first lunar month, April, June, and twelfth lunar month, which will be very lively.

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  • Regal_Cogency
    Regal_Cogency
    Zhengzhou, China
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    A beautiful retreat coming to a close

    It's a rather complex and meandering way to get here by public transport, where you must first go to Ping'an. From here the road was under heavy construction, feels like a highway is coming! For now t...

    Reviewed on /Date(1437438118000+0800)/
  • Allan959
    Allan959
    Zhangye, China
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    Worth it

    I liked the fact that the place was pretty far out from Xining and in some beautiful countryside (about 40 mins from Pingan), It's built onto the side of a mountain and the climbs aren't too difficult...

    Reviewed on /Date(1436821865000+0800)/
  • abigalem2016
    abigalem2016
    Shanghai
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    Beautiful temple, but a long way from Xining

    We did this as a day trip from Xining. The temple itself and the surrounding area was beautiful, but I'm not sure it was worth the long & annoying trip from Xining. We took a bus from Xining to Pingan...

    Reviewed on /Date(1408331523000+0800)/

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