There is so much to see, and the atmosphere is special; we had arranged a private tour (3hrs) after arrival, to the far south west and west to get a better impression of different scenery and sights; ...
We visited between Mid Autumn festival and National days. Very few people visited. No waiting to climb stairs and hang out in those hanging temples. But maybe it was so quite due to the fog and rain o...
First of all, you’d better to get a car to visit this place. There is no public bus connecting the attraction with Zhangye City. You can take a bus to the village near the temple, but you will get dif...
Northwest Travel | Zhangye Horseshoe Temple Caves
Horseshoe Temple is a tourist area that combines the art of grottoes, the scenery of Qilian Mountain and the Yugu people. The entire Horseshoe Temple is very large. If you want to play the entire scenic spot, it is estimated that it will take a day. Because of the time, we only selected a few more famous points. The Horseshoe Temple is not the same as an ordinary temple. It has no majestic treasure hall. There is no Qionglou Yuyu. It only has a labyrinth of caves in the upper and lower layers.
huge cave temple complex, multiple cave statues carved on the stone walls
There is a Horseshoe Temple in Sunan County, Zhangye City, Gansu Province, about 65 kilometers from downtown Zhangye. The Horseshoe Temple is a temple, and it is a cave. As early as the Eastern Jin Dynasty more than 1600 years ago, this group of grottoes already existed. The
Horse Temple Scenic Area consists of Shengguo Temple, Puguang Temple, Thousand Buddha Cave, Jinta Temple, and the upper, middle and lower Guanyin Caves. There are more than 70 caves. The legendary horseshoe imprint is now in the Puguang Temple Horseshoe. Inside the temple, become the treasure of the town temple. The
rock caves are cut on a cliff wall, with a total of more than 70 places, including many cave groups. There are more than 30 caves in the large cave group, and there are only two caves in the small cave group.
Next to the white pagoda opposite the cliff wall, overlooking the mountains, not far from the Qilian Mountains, Gansu and Qinghai are here.
The earliest of these caves was built in the Jin Dynasty. It was carved by Guo Lan and his disciples of Dunhuang. He was the first lecturer of Guo's retreat. Later generations were like Buddhas. In the heyday, there were more than 300 people. The original name of
Puguang Temple is called the Horseshoe Temple. It is the same age as the Grotto. It has a history of more than 1600 years. Due to the war, the original large-scale buildings were destroyed in the war. In the Beiliang period, the Horseshoe Temple was originally a Han Buddhist temple, and later became a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. When the
Horseshoe Temple was the most prosperous, there were more than 1,000 people in the North Temple, the South Temple and the Thousand Buddha Caves.
The Horseshoe Temple, also known as the "Puguang Temple", was built in the Northern Liang Dynasty. It has a history of more than 1,500 years. Because of the obvious horseshoe imprint on the bluestone plate of the horseshoe temple of the temple, it is said that it is King Saars mount was left behind, so he got his name. The original scale of the Horseshoe Temple includes the Jinta Temple, the Thousand Buddha Cave, the North and South Horseshoe Temple, the Upper and Lower Guanyin Caves and other grottoes and monasteries. There are more than 70 grottoes. It is another group of grottoes in Gansu, which is second only to Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes, Tianshui Maiji Mountain and Yongjing Bingling Temple.
The temple feels very peaceful because it is located in the suburbs. This is a "temple" that subverts the image of a traditional temple in your heart. It does not have a strict temple, no ancient trees, no monks. Although it was destroyed, it can be seen through the residual statues and murals that it is a place of fragrant pilgrimage.
The Horseshoe Temple is located in the Sunan Yugu Autonomous County of Gansu Province. It was built in Xiliang, during the Cultural Revolution. It suffered heavy losses. After the reform and opening up, it began to be restored. Only now is the grand scale. The cave architecture here is a witness of Chinese history.
The Horseshoe Temple stood still on the cliff after the warlord's separatist rule, the heroic dispute, the dynasty replacement, and the Cultural Revolution, so that people could not sigh the glory of the Horseshoe Temple. Today's Horseshoe Temple tells the tourists about the vicissitudes of history in the way of soul washing, the world is floating, and things are human. People can't help but think of the dream of the Red Mansion, and you will sing and sing, and I will deny that his hometown is his hometown. It is ridiculous, in the end, all make clothes for others.
The Horseshoe Temple has strange caves, magnificent and solemn Buddha statues, beautiful Qilian Mountains, and the quaint and elegant Yugu style. The scenery around the Thousand Buddha Caves is bright and the air is fresh. It is a pleasant choice to visit with the family. Breathing fresh air, feeling the change of history, like a pilgrim, awe of life and a responsibility to society.
Mati Temple, otherwise called Puguang Temple, is situated in the Sunan Yugu Autonomous County inside the Qilian Mountains and the immense cave temple complex. On the stone divider, there are various Buddhist statues for present thousand years, and there are skyscraper temples and hollows. It is extremely breathtaking and marvelous. There are temples of Chinese Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhist temples here. The style of a similar place is extraordinary and it is exceptionally one of a kind. There are various amazing landmarks, for example, the paintings and Buddha statues in the cloister, which are fantastic.