Known as the "Quan Nan Buddhism", Quanzhou is dotted with temples of all sizes. What has to be mentioned is naturally Kaiyuan Temple with a history of more than 1,300 years. It is located in the plain West Street. It is isolated from the world by the symbolic barrier in front of the mountain gate. This virtually shortens the distance between the earth and the Buddha. Although it lacks the foil of the famous mountains and rivers, it is more close to the good men and women. Counting Kaiyuan Temple is definitely the top spot in Quanzhou, but there are no tickets, everyone can come to visit, really rare.
Quanzhou Kaiyuan Temple is located in West Street, Licheng District, Quanzhou City, Fujian Province. It is an important cultural relic of the southeast coast of China. On both sides of the main hall, the celestial sky stands two world-famous stone towers, Xirenshou Tower, Dongzhen Guota, the tower is full of atmosphere, the foundation is solid, the earthquake does not fall, it is a spectacle, showing the superb construction technology of the ancient working people. .
Quanzhou, Fujian, is an ancient city. Quanzhou is very famous in history. It once ranked the largest port in the East and is the starting point of the Maritime Silk Road. Especially after the Tang Dynasty, the Silk Road on the land began to decline, and the maritime Silk Road rose, and the status of Quanzhou became more and more important.
Special historical status, this ancient city still retains many monuments. The most famous monument in the city is Kaiyuan Temple. There are many temples in Quanzhou, and Kaiyuan Temple ranks first in terms of scale and influence. Quanzhou Kaiyuan Temple was built in the second year of the Tang Dynasty (686 years), and was renamed Kaiyuan Temple during the Yuan Dynasty.
Kaiyuan Temple is the largest Buddhist temple in Fujian Province. The buildings currently reserved are mainly built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. This is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Quanzhou and is now free.
The most famous of the temple is the two stone towers. The east is the "town tower", which was built in Tang Xiantong six years (865 years). Today, the stone tower was rebuilt between the second year of Jiaxi in the Southern Song Dynasty (1238) and the ten years of Yuyou (1250). The West is the "Ren Shou Tower", which was built in the second year of the Five Dynasties Liang Shuming (916). This stone pagoda was rebuilt in the first year of the Southern Song Dynasty (1228) and the first year of Jiaxi (1237). The two stone towers of
Kaiyuan Temple have become the symbol of the ancient city of Quanzhou, often appearing in various promotional films. This is the highest pair of stone towers in China.
The East and West Towers in the temple are the landmark buildings of Quanzhou. They are also the tallest pair of imitation wooden stone towers in China. They are in the shape of goods with the Daxiong Hall, and have the reputation of standing like a tower of things, lying like a Luoyang Bridge; /hc /The two towers are all wood-like octagonal five-story pavilion-style stone towers. The two towers cannot be climbed. The tower has exquisite carvings, five layers and eight sides, and layers of carvings. After thousands of years of smooth weather, the two earthquakes are intact. The mottled stone wall feels the traces of the years~
Close to the tower, you can see the image of the Buddhist elements such as the king, the Lux, the Bodhisattva, the Buddha disciple and so on.
Dakaiyuan Temple is located on West Street, Licheng District, Quanzhou City. It has a history of more than 1,300 years. It is an important cultural relic of the southeast coast of China and one of the larger Buddhist temples in Fujian Province. The attractions of Dakaiyuan Temple along the central axis include Tianwang Hall, Baiting Pavilion, Baiting, Daxiong Treasure Hall, Sangpeng Historic Site, Ganlu Jietan, and Tibetan Classical Pavilion. In the Depository of Buddhist Texts are preserved historical relics from the Tang Dynasty to the Warlord Era. In addition, there are stone towers to the east and west and galleries to the east and west.