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Baoxiang Temple宝相寺

4.6/5
492 Reviews
Wenshang Top 1 in Can't Miss Attractions
Temple
Open Open from 8:00am-5:30pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Baoxiangsi Rd, Wenshang Xian, Jining Shi, Shandong Sheng, China
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Official website: http://www.baoxiangsi.com
Phone: 0537-7227779 0537-7234106 0537-7234103

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Baoxiang Temple is located in the northwest foot of Wenshang County, Jining City, which was built in the Northern Wei Dynasty and is called the "First Spot of the Northern Dynasty, First Field of the East". The palace covers an area of 80 square meters, and the deep part of the palace is dedicated to more than 100 Buddhist sacred objects such as Buddha's teeth and Shari. It was cast in the Tang Taihe era (AD 827 ─ 835). In 1008, the Song Zhenshu was sealed by Taishan. When he returned to the capital through Qufu, he lived in the temple. In 1938, the Japanese invaders bombarded the temple and bleached Huang'an Street. The ancient temple was levelled in the thousand years. The temple wheel was robbed. In 1947, the tower was hit by a shell. In 1958, the Northern Wei Dynasty's "Taihe 3rd year (AD 479)" clocks made of Wanjin's fine iron were smashed and made of steel. In the early period of the Cultural Revolution, the tower base fence was stolen and destroyed; in the early 1970s, the bare towers were cleaned and protected with a cement skirt. On March 15, 1994, when the towers were repaired and the cement skirts were removed, Accidentally found the base of the entrance of the Di Palace, in the Pagoda Palace found gold, silver, Buddha teeth, Shari, worship type to hold true body bodhisattva and other 141 Buddhist holy objects. From 1995, the temple began to resume construction, the first phase of the construction completed in 1998, has been completed, Zhongdu Museum (Buddhist Shengwu Exhibition Hall), Stele Gallery, Digong, Monastery, relief archway. 2011, Baoxiang Temple scenic area was rated as the national AAAA class tourist attraction. In May 2013, the Prince Lingzong Tower of Baoxiang Temple was announced by the State Council as the seventh batch of national key cultural relics protection units national level cultural relics protection units.

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Baoxiang Temple is a famous royal temple with a history dating back more than a thousand years. Once known as Zhaokong Temple, it was renamed Baoxiang Temple during the Northern Song Dynasty. During repairs of the Qitaiziling (Prince of Peace) Pagoda, more than one hundred sacred Buddhist objects and relics were unearthed. These artifacts have now become famous both inside and outside of China. A tooth from Buddha has been featured for many years now in the annual Buddha Light Festival, a local folk custom event that takes place at the Qitaiziling Pagoda. In 2009, Baoxiang Temple was rated as a national AAAA-level tourist attraction.
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