There is another saying that Xingguo Temple was built in the Tang Dynasty, that is, "Xingguo Temple first, then Dacheng Mountain". According to legend, Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty once set up camp to supplement food and grass. Seeing that the spring water here is like a dragon and the mountain contains aura, he visited the mountain under the escort of Fang Xuanling and General Yuchi. The natives informed that this mountain was called Cuntu Mountain, and there was a temple on the mountain called Cuntu Temple, which aroused the curiosity of the emperors and courtiers of Emperor Taizong. They climbed to the top of the mountain and there was a small wooden temple. The small temple is only one hall, and the square inch of the place is much simpler. An old monk sits in a row and chants. The solitary lamp sits in a bleak atmosphere. The horizontal plaque "Cuntusi" on the door of the small temple attracted Taizong's attention, and he asked: "Two Aiqing, what is your opinion on this temple?" General Yuchi looked at the three characters "Cuntu Temple", and said with some thought: "Maybe this mountain is more rocky and less earthy, so it was named Cuntu Temple!" Fang Xuanling smiled: "No. The three characters for Cuntu Temple are on the right. , On the right is the same as You Ye. The three characters of Cuntu Temple mean that the earth is the temple, and the temple blesses the earth. Although this temple is small, it is a holy monk. He is praying for the Tang Dynasty and protecting every inch of the country. The frontier fortress has this The holy monk is the blessing of the country." Taizong Dayue said: "The words of the Qing are exactly what I want. This is a sign of rejuvenation of the country. The Eastern Expedition will surely return triumphantly." The old monk listened and bowed his head and thanked him. General Yuchi immediately took out an ingot of gold and gave it to the old monk for incense. It was later rebuilt as Xingguo Temple. Although it was built several times in later generations, all the historical materials left say that it "begins in the Tang Dynasty".
The rebuilt Datang Xingguo Temple is located on the south side of the main peak of Dacheng Mountain, Lubei District, Tangshan City, covering an area of more than 70 acres. The surrounding ridges of the temple are surrounded by verdant hills and lush vegetation, facing Phoenix Mountain. Datang Xingguo Zen Temple adopts the retro-Tang Dynasty architectural style. The whole design is a grand achievement of the architectural art of China’s Tang Dynasty temples. It is grand in scale and majestic. It pays attention to historical and cultural inheritance, and perfectly combines architectural art with religious sites. The wisdom, simplicity, dignity and solemnity of Buddhist art. From south to north along the central axis, the main building of the Xingguo Zen Temple of the Tang Dynasty is the Shanmen, Tianwang Hall, Daxiong Hall, Guanyin Hall, Tibetan Scripture Building, and Wanfo Hall. The funds for the construction of the temple came from the ten parties.