Xilai Temple is located in Xilaisi Alley, Ganzhou District, Zhangye. It is a small-scale ancient temple originally built in the Ming Dynasty. It was once one of the three famous temples in ancient Ganzhou. Now there are only two remaining temples. However, there are still many pilgrims and tourists.
The temple occupies an area of 57 acres, the original scale is grand, the building structure is exquisite, the layout is appropriate, and the primary and secondary are distinct. Later, local gentleman Jackie Chan, guest Yan Hai and others donated money to build ten buildings together. There is Maitreya Buddha and Tibetan scriptures at the top, treasured Buddha statues coexist with the true appearance of the national teacher, the South Accompaniment Hall has a Buddha statue of the King Huguo Ren, and the North Accompanying Hall has a hall for the protection of the country and the heaven. There are statues of Tathagata Buddha in the main hall, and there are statues of Wei Tuo and Tian Wang across the gate of the temple. Different looks, grace and grand view.
According to "Ganzhou Chronicles", the Xilai Temple was built in the Sui Dynasty and rebuilt in the Ming Dynasty. The earliest building in the temple was the Ciyun Abode. During the Kangxi period, there was a monk who lived in a monastery for practice. Later, he arrived in Beijing and was given the title Pujue Jingxiu. The national teacher, and gave an imperial book and silver seal, 108 red script Tibetan scriptures, ordered to supervise the Ganzhou Fanhan monk. In the 51st year of Kangxi, the Ciyunshe was changed to a monastery, and the Pujue Jingxiu national teacher devoted himself to expansion There are five temples in the temple for repairing Buddhist scriptures. The project was not completed, and the national teacher passed away. During the reign of Jiaqing, the king of Pingxi County, Naersu, commanded the troops to suppress the chaos. In his spare time, he visited the temple and sighed that construction was suspended during the construction. He generously gave gold and silver to continue its repairs, and gave the famous Xilai Temple, which is still in use today. In the early days of New China, there were still some ancient relics in the temple, such as the architectural murals and statues of the Tang Dynasty, such as Zaojing, but they were all destroyed, leaving only the existing Buddhist site and the broken Buddhist scripture hall. What I see before my eyes is rebuilt and rebuilt. I don't know the meaning of the name given to the West in the past, whether Buddhism came from the west or the West came to attract. For hundreds of years of wind and rain, the pure land is still there, and bliss is always there.