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Dakaiyuan Temple大开元寺

1,592 Reviews
Quanzhou Top 11 in Can't Miss Attractions
Liked by 10
Closed Open from 6:00am-11:00am,3:00pm-6:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: No. 176 West Street, Licheng District, Quanzhou City
Phone: 0595-22383285

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It is said that the temple was built in the Tang Dynasty in 686. It is said that Huang Shou Kyo, a wealthy man of Senshu, dreamed of the growth of the mulberry tree and the lotus flower. The temple was built in each state of the world in the year of Kaiyuan 26 (738), and the name was changed to Kaiyuan Temple. 🌟 Highlight Features: The layout of Kaiyuan Temple, the axis of the center from the south to the north, is in turn: Ziyunping, Shanmen (Tianwang Temple), Pavilion, Daxiong Hall, Man Lujie Dan, Tibetan Pavilion. On the east side, Horikoshi CHO, Senshu Buddhist Museum (Koichi Hoshi Memorial Hall), jodai in temple, and on the west side, anyoin, kotoku Do hall, and suiriku Ji Temple are located, and the chinkoku pagoda and Jinju pagoda are separated from both sides of the daijo hall in front of the Daiho Hoden. 👍The most recommended: Guzhangtian on both sides of the court, the Grand Palace sculpture is very skilled, especially the 24 Feitian Leyu between the gutters, which is rare in ancient Chinese architecture. 👍 Recommended: 72 Sphinx-faced bluestone reliefs on the front platform of the temple, two ancient Brahman bluestone pillars in the back porch of the temple, were removed from the destroyed Yuan ancient Hindu temple when the temple was built in the Ming Dynasty. The hall is supported by nearly 100 seagull-style giant stone pillars, commonly known as "the hall of the hundred pillars", the hall enshrines five-sided Buddha statues, the solemn facade, is the rare Esoteric system in Han. 👍 Referendum: The Manlu Jietan after Daxiong Temple is one of the three existing Jietan in China. The 24 wooden carvings between the pillars and the arches around the altar fly into the sky. 📍 Detailed address: West Street, Licheng District, Quanzhou City, Fujian Province 💰 Average Consumption: Tickets are free

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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.
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