Talk about the traffic. Figure 1 is platform 108. You can go to Shuanglin Temple and Pingyao Ancient Town Station (High-speed Railway Station). Figure 2 is the legendary starting platform of No. 9 bus. But now it is all about No. 209 bus. From railway station to Hao Village, it is usually about No. 9 bus on the front windshield. This bus is now a bus, not a minibus. Figure 2 has a platform, which says there are 6 routes on the road, but no 209 routes. But there is 209, or the origin of 9 routes. The black route is the direction of the road. If the North Gate can be located in blue, there are 108 platforms, but 209 is not written, you can wait at the platforms, and when you see 209, beckon. The same goes for getting off. The end of 209 is Zhenguo Temple. If you go to Pingyao, you must go to Zhenguo Temple. The price-performance ratio is not generally high. The ticket is 25 yuan.
It is said that it is the only existing wooden architecture of the Five Dynasties in China. Its architectural features are obvious, its arch is large, and its girders have different maintenance periods. It can be regarded as one of the best ancient buildings in Shanxi and even in China. Personally, it is considered as one of the most interesting places in Pingyao ancient City area.
Zhenguo Temple is far from Pingyao Ancient City. It takes about 30 minutes to drive. Zhenguo Temple has survived for thousands of years. The outer paint of the main building has fallen off badly, and the drum on the drum tower has also been lost. Cangsang records the rise and fall of a generation.
Pingyao North Bus Station takes bus No. 9 and bus No. 3 to Zhenguo Temple for more than 20 minutes. The ticket is 20 yuan. There are only two or three people visiting Zhenguo Temple. Zhenguo Temple was founded in the 5th Dynasty in the 7th year of the Tianhui Society of the Northern Han Dynasty (963 A.D.). In the Ming and Qing Dynasties, temples declined. In the twenty years of Jiaqing in the Qing Dynasty (1815 AD), the Hall of Ten Thousand Buddhas was rebuilt. After the rebuilding, the temple still maintained its original style. Zhenguo Temple is divided into two monasteries, with a total area of 10 892 square meters. On the central axis, there are buildings such as Tianwang Dian, Wanfo Dian and Sanfo Tower. In the front yard, there are bell tower, drum tower, Sanlinghou, Caifu God, Erlang and land halls on both sides of the East and west. Backyard, there are Arhat Hall, Yan Wang Hall and other palaces. The miscellaneous trees in the temple are shady, the green leaves are fluffy, and the shape of locust tree in the temple is like an umbrella, the branches are crooked and interwoven like a net, which is quite ancient and interesting.
Take bus No. 9 for 3 yuan to Zhenguo Temple. It's only 20 yuan for tickets. There are only two or three people visiting Zhenguo Temple. The ancient buildings in Zhenguo Temple are only later than Nanchan and Foguang Monasteries in Wutaishan Mountain in the existing wooden structure buildings in China. The overall girder structure of this temple is tight, the specifications of materials are in line with mechanical principles, exquisite craftsmanship and fine workmanship. It has remained unchanged for more than 1000 years. I don't understand why there are so few cars and horses in front of the door in such a place worth visiting.
Ticket is 25 yuan, smaller than Shuanglin Temple. It feels that the staff is still in the preparatory stage. But the Buddha statues in it have a long history and thousands of years of dragon locust trees. It is rare for future generations to renovate them. Generally speaking, the mural walls are collapsing, but they are only smeared with mud. Hope to pay attention to the future, find professional people fine repair. Now you can see these artistic treasures at close range. It is estimated that they will have to be enclosed with railings like Shuanglin Temple in the future. From the north gate of Pingyao to the intersection, waiting for No. 9 bus at the traffic lights on the left, waving to stop, and arriving at the terminal, the fare is 4 yuan. The driver said it takes 20 minutes, but it feels a little longer.
An ancient and quiet temple, fifteen kilometers away from Pingyao ancient city, travels back and forth by taxi for sixty yuan. The temple is not big, but there are many exquisite works. Painted sculptures and frescoes have spanned the Tang, Five Dynasties, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. The earlier the temple is, the more exquisite it it is. There are very few people in the temple. They are very quiet. They can look at it carefully and slowly. Tickets are 25 yuan, tour guides explain 5 yuan, and the cost-effective ratio is very high.
Ancient Chinese architecture and art model, with the Five Dynasties, Yuan, Ming Dynasty buildings, temples and many exquisite sculpture murals, amazing! It's a pity that it's far away from the ancient city. It's half an hour's drive. But there are few tourists. They can take photos as they like. I was the only one in the temple when I went. Unfortunately, most visitors only look at the ancient city of Pingyao, ignoring the treasure of Zhenguo Temple.
Although the monastery has seen a lot, it must be seen that the wooden architecture of the Five Dynasties period and the maintenance records of the beams in different periods should be the treasures preserved in ancient buildings in Shanxi and even in China. It has become a world cultural heritage along with Shuanglin Temple and Pingyao Ancient City.