A thousand-year-old temple that even Xi'an people don't know. The teacher invited his friend to show us around. In terms of terrain, Caotang Temple is like a chair in this beautiful place, surrounded by mountains on three sides. This is the ancient national translation center, where the scriptures are translated. The famous Master Kumarajiva is here, who translated the Diamond Sutra, Lotus Sutra, etc. Without him, we still see Sanskrit today.
We went in the afternoon and saw the mist from a smoke well in one of the eight scenic spots in Guanzhong. The locals said that this is very rare and rarely seen.
In addition, we were very fortunate to witness the stupa of Kumarajiva, which is a national cultural relic and is not allowed to be opened to the outside world. The teacher's friend invited the monks in the monastery to see it. The teacher said that he can only look through the door when he comes on weekdays.
The view from the Jingang Pavilion in the back garden is so beautiful.
This trip was not allowed, and I returned to Shanghai in the sleeping berth and wrote the longest comment in history. I am grateful to Teacher Yin Haoran for leading everyone to have such a blessing.
Xi'an Caotang Temple is relatively far away. You can take the tourist bus No. 2 at the North Square of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, get on the bus and consult the driver, and walk to the temple gate for about 20 minutes. There are mainly two ancient wells in the ancient ruins of Caotang Temple. One is in front of the Kumarajiva Memorial Hall and the other is in the northwest corner of the temple. It is called Smoke Well. It is worth visiting. The Caotang Temple has a long history. It contains the precious Kumarajiva stupa, which is not allowed to be visited. It is also called the Eight Treasures, such as a jade pagoda. It has a stone pagoda. The shape is simple and beautiful and the stone carvings are exquisite. Master Kumarajiva translated the scriptures and built this tower for worship after passing away.
Caotang Temple is a famous Buddhist temple in Xi'an. This is the place where Kumarajiva translated the scriptures. There are not as many group tourists in this temple as in other places, but this temple still has a great feeling.
This is a lot of Xi'an people do not know the attraction, tickets about 20 or 30 yuan, but students tickets can take a cartoon out to buy. It is the legendary Gumorash Buddhist translation of the place, the characteristic attraction is legendary grass hall smoke.
It's worth going. We went there and 5 people guarded the door and went in as soon as the door opened. Buy incense everywhere is the top incense
Caotang Temple, an inconspicuous ancient temple under Zhongnan Mountain, but it carries too much history! Kumarajiva, Sengzhao, and not far away is the famous Kyufeng who is famous because of Master Zongmi! In a small Caotang Temple, you can almost see the prosperity of the Buddhist kingdom in the Tang Dynasty. Chinese Buddhism was enlightened and sprouted here, deeply embedded in Chinese culture, and integrated into the soul of every Chinese.
Preston_Dominguez: Huyi, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
Jeremy_Dodson: I recommended Caotang Temple,Gaoguan Waterfall,Cemetery of General Zhang Lingfu,Xi'an Jianzhu Keji Daxue Zhongguo Yinyueshi Museum,Bishui Yuntian Ecological Fishing Park