Horseshoe Temple, also known as Puguang Temple, is a national AAAA-level tourist attraction integrating grotto art, Qilian Mountain scenery and Yugur ethnic customs. The surroundings of the temple are beautiful, enjoying a reputation of green mountains, beautiful waters, strange peaks and unusual caves. The legendary Horseshoe Temple is the sky horse passing through here, see here the water and grass is rich, beautiful scenery, can not help but toss and turn, feed, but in the earth down the mark of horseshoe. The local people were surprised to see Tianma descend into the world and felt that this place was no ordinary place. They built temples and sculptures of Buddhas in caves near Tianma, which gradually expanded into a tourist attraction. The actual version of the Horseshoe Temple was actually built in Beiliang during the Sixteen Kingdoms Period of the Eastern Jin Dynasty, more than 1600 years ago. There are seven Buddhist temples including Shengguo Temple, Puguang Temple, Thousand Buddha Cave, Jinta Temple, Upper, Middle and Lower Guanyin Cave, and more than 70 caves. Among them, there are more than 500 large-scale pet cliff pagoda caves. Jinta Temple has the only large meat sculpture flying in the sky in China. Its image is simple and elegant, which is amazing. The 33-day Scripture caves in Puguang Temple have 21 caves on the upper and lower five floors, arranged in pagoda shape, with Buddhist halls inside and corridors outside. There are 49 holes in both inside and outside caves with strange shapes. The legendary mark of horseshoe exists in the Horseshoe Hall of Puguang Temple, which is the treasure of Zhensi. Horseshoe Temple in Beiliang period, the earliest Han Buddhist temple, and later gradually became a Tibetan Buddhist temple, belonging to the Tibetan Buddhist Gelug East Kor Temple in Qinghai. Since the founding of the temple, incense has been extremely prosperous. At its peak, there were more than 1000 monks. At the beginning of the founding of the People's Republic, there were still more than 50 monks. This shows the splendor of the Horseshoe Temple in history. However, it is a pity that because of the Northern Warlords'separatist regime, chaos and successive dynasties' succession, the war continued, the original large-scale buildings of Horseshoe Temple were mostly destroyed in the war, including Jinta Temple, Thousand Buddhas Cave, North and South Horseshoe Temple, Guanyin Cave and many other caves. No wonder we saw a lot of sculptures weathered off the semi-circular cliff near here, and more of them seem to have traces of human destruction. Legends say that the Red Guards of "Fenghua Jingdao", "Wentao Wuluo" invaded the temple, smashed, burned and plundered, destroyed many caves and stone statues that had survived the years of sandstorms. That's not enough. They destroyed the statue ladders beyond the cliff walls by artillery bombardment and destruction. Natural sand and historical smoke have not destroyed the remnants of cultural relics, in the powerful artillery ash of the Cultural Revolution have fallen, thousands of years of glorious prosperity, exquisite historical relics will leave only a few caves, a few sculptures...
Horseshoe Temple is located in Sunan Yugur Autonomous County of Zhangye, which is a huge grotto temple in the next Qilian Mountains. Legend has it that Tianma stepped on a rock here and left footprints, hence its name. Thirty-three days of grottoes are the largest and most famous. Tourists can climb the grottoes. Unfortunately, many precious statues were destroyed during the Cultural Revolution. The Horseshoe Temple is a large scenic spot. It is very suitable for summer recreation.
Incredible grottoes and beautiful vistas. Recommended to go from Zhangye South Bus station and the driver will take you there and bring you back the same day. It is worth climbing to the top of the stairs to the viewing platform as well. Beautiful scenery, fresh air and relaxed vibe.
There are still nine kilometers to the ticket office after the shuttle bus comes down. You can take a private car by the roadside. There is no sightseeing bus after buying tickets. There are three kilometers. The first one is the Thousand Buddha Cave, which was smashed during the Cultural Revolution. The last thirty-three caves, the Horseshoe Temple, have a forgotten one. It's interesting that there is a need to climb up and down in the Thousand Buddha Cave. Girls'physical strength is not easy to support and their legs are soft.
Horseshoe Temple Grottoes at the foot of Qilian Mountains, 2000 meters above sea level, the elderly with high blood pressure may react, need to be noted, ordinary people have no problem, the natural environment is great, there are alpine meadows, snow-covered peaks, the scenic area is large, can spend 10 yuan to drive into, three main attractions, Qianfo Cave, King's Palace of Gersa and Thirteen-day Grottoes, because the main grottoes are facing east, suitable for morning tours. Look, it's better to go straight to the deepest thirty-three days, because the cave is not only magnificent, but also a sign of the Horseshoe Temple. It's dangerous and easy to queue up. So the sooner you get up, the better you punch in. Otherwise, the queue lasts a long time. I arrived at 10 o'clock and queued up for one and a half hours. The murals and Buddha statues inside were destroyed. There's nothing in it, and the steep climbing is still a little interesting. Wait more than an hour to draw a little, King Gersa Palace in a cave, surrounded by a mountain meadow, the scenery is good, but there is nothing in it. Thousand Buddha Cave is also badly damaged, there are five generations of Buddha statues, cut in the cliff is also very interesting, including the medicine palace is also very dangerous, need to queue up.
Horseshoe Temple, a surprise in Qinghai Ring Tour! There is no such scenic spot in the travel agency's itinerary list, and the driver of the Chartered bus does not go because the scenic spot of the Zhuoer Mountain bus accident is closed, so he and the convoy won the scenic spot. There is no need to say much about the ghost axe and magic work of the Horseshoe Temple. We also rode to the alpine meadow, and then hiked to the waterfall. Although the elevation was over 3,600 meters, the air was fresh, the mountains were covered with pine trees, and the magnificent scenery really made us feel that it was the most shocking scenery in the whole journey. But the management of the horse team is not rigorous. Some local farmers who lead horses slip away halfway and let the horses go by themselves. The mountain road is quite steep and dangerous.
Travel to Gansu is a big problem. Every scenic spot is far away and the bus is inconvenient, so we have to charter the bus besides driving by ourselves. The road from the city to the scenic spot is very good. It takes about an hour. Only a small section before entering the scenic spot is widening. It is said that the whole section is widening. At present, the scenic spot is driven into by bicycle, each car charges 10 yuan, and it is said that the car can not enter in the future, the scenic spot arranges bus, each person charges 10 yuan. After entering, the scenery is beautiful and charming. There are three parts in the scenic area: Thousand Buddha Cave, Thirty-three Heavy Days, Natural Scenic Spot, the first two places need three hours to play, mainly the caves excavated in Beiliang Period. The inner natural weathering and man-made destruction are very serious. Now Guangxin has built a bunch of magnificent Buddhas for worship, not carefully maintained the original relics, and has not made detailed textual research on the origin of the caves. Explanation: The heritage of history should be cherished.
Horseshoe Temple is the most suitable for self-driving tour, otherwise it is best to charter a car. There is no sightseeing car. It can enter for 5 yuan parking fee. First, Qianfo Cave, and then watch the performance along the main road to 33 days (cave group) and the performing hall (40 minutes). This time is clearly arranged by oneself. When returning, turn right along Dingzi Road to King Gesar Hall. The farthest temple road is steep and steep. It's dirt road, not recommended!
This is a more characteristic scenic spot in Zhangye. Unfortunately, Jinta Temple has not opened. The murals in it are earlier than those in Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes. The most important thing is that there are two three-dimensional flying Mogao Grottoes in it. Unfortunately, we did not see this flying skyscraper. Other natural scenery is very good. Looking at Gongluo, we can't get to the gate of the scenic spot by shuttle bus, so we chose to charter a car and go online. Found this travel service company 18093340864 recommended to you, provincial people blindly can not find the car, see the picture.