As the largest zen ancestral resort in Kunming, it is said that the world's famous mountain monks, is the Empress Dowager Cixi Xuyun zen master chaired six years of temples, the environment is quiet, in the ancient woods in the environment of the sky sit for a short time can fully adjust the mentality.
The famous local Buddhist temple in Kunming is located in the scenic Xishan Scenic Area on the outskirts of the city, surrounded by lush vegetation, quiet and clean, the temple is large in scale, the architecture is simple, the temples are dense, and the religious atmosphere is strong.
Huating Temple is located on the side of Huating Mountain, Xishan, Kunming City, Yunnan Province. From the Bijiao Jingshe to the south, you can climb the trail to the south, go up to Huating Mountain, repair the bamboo to obscure the sky, and pine shaded roads. Among the vast forest, a pavilion decorated with red and green is hidden among the pine and Berlin. This is the famous Huating Temple The gateway-the bell tower, the clear bells oscillate in the mountains, giving people the feeling of "looking for the ancient temple, sitting in a small seat and clearing the crowd". The name Huating can be traced back to the era of Dali Kingdom. According to legend, Shan Chan Hou Gao Zhisheng built a villa here in 1063 AD. When his descendant Gao Xian, he named the mountain Huating. Since then, it has been the place where the Gao family feasted. During the period of the Republic of China, the Huating Temple was desolate. The courtyard was overgrown with weeds and wild animals appeared. In 1920, Tang Jiyao invited Zhou monk Xuyun to come to Huating Temple to preside over the puja, and he recommended the dead generals of the defenders of the country and Yasukuni. At the end of the puja, Tang Jiyao asked Monk Xuyun to preside over the reconstruction project of Huating Temple. With the support of the Tang Clan, Xu Yun made great efforts to renovate the Huating Temple, built the Buddhist scriptures, built the Great Compassion Pavilion, and plasticized 500 arhats on both sides of the main hall; moved the tomb tower of the Shiyanlou and others in front of the temple to the left of Dashanmen Under the side wall, there is a free-standing pond in front of the temple, and a sea club tower behind the temple; a bell tower is built next to the mountain gate, three stories high, the doors and windows are hollowed out, and a quiet bell is hung upstairs. The morning and dusk strikes and resounds through the valley. The renovation project of the entire Huating Temple is very large and lasted for five or six years. Tang Jiyao inscribed the temple as "Jingguo Yunlou Temple". Since then, after the Buddha statues were consecrated and the seven precepts were opened, Yunlou Temple became the largest Zen jungle in Yunnan Province, with more than 50 resident monks. People are still used to calling it "Huating Temple".
Huating Temple is really good. When I went there happened to be singing the scriptures, the Sanskrit sounds were moving, the scriptures and Buddha shadows, very touching, yellow walls, red flowers, a closed window, rich colors, strong sense of measurement, Still quite like it
Huating Temple is located on the side of Huating Mountain in Xishan Forest Park in Kunming. It is surrounded by mountains and water. It has a quiet environment and is the largest Buddhist temple in Kunming.
Preston_Dominguez: Centre of Xishan Scenic Resort, Xishan District, Kunming 650100, China
Jeremy_Dodson: I recommended Xishan Forest Park,Haigeng Dam,Nie'er Tomb,Huating Temple,Sanqing Pavilion