Temple of the Reclining Buddha
First built in the 7th century, Temple of the Reclining Buddha was also known as the Temple of Peaceful Longevity. According to the history of the Yuan Dynasty, the casting of this Buddha required 250,000 kilograms of bronze and 7,000 laborers. At the main entrance of the temple stands a glazed tile ornamental archway.
Built on an enormous scale, Temple of the Reclining Buddha covering galleries and auxiliary halls, all these create a completely enclosed series of courtyards link four large halls aligned along the central axis.
With one arm extended and the other propping up its head, this famous bronze Buddha is more than five meters long. It lies in a sleeping position and is surrounded by 12 smaller Buddhas. At very rear of the temple is a sutra repository built against a cliff. On the western side are rockeries, pavilions and mountain vegetation; all contribute to the beauty of the garden-like setting.
Temple of the Reclining Buddha is a place where you could enjoy the Reclining Buddha as well as Buddhist culture.
Temple of Pool and Cudrania.
Surrounded by mountains on four sides, Temple of Pool and Cudrania is the oldest temple in Beijing. A local saying goes that "the history of Tanzhesi is earlier than that of Beijing City". People habitually called it emple of Pool and Cudrania for that there is a "dragon pool" behind the temple, and there are many cudrania trees in the mountain. In the history, All the mountains in Temple of Pool and Cudrania are covered with green trees, many of which are ancient trees and famous trees of different varieties. enjoys a reputation of "the first royal temple" since it was favored by the emperors of all dynasties.
All the mountains in Temple of Pool and Cudrania are covered with green trees, many of which are ancient trees and famous trees of different varieties. Besides, many purple bamboos were planted in the temple.
With long history and beautiful scenery,?Temple of Pool and Cudrania?has become more and more popular in recent years.
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