There are one or two big temples in many historic cities in China, and the quiet temples like Kaiyuan Temple are rare in my mind. Kaiyuan Temple, located in the old Quanzhou city, is a typical quiet place in the bustle. The palaces in the temple are simple and unadorned. Passengers in twos and threes pray silently in front of Buddha statues. Kaiyuan Temple has a history of more than 1300 years, which can be said to witness the prosperity of Quanzhou City. The monastery's landmark buildings are the twin towers of the Southern Song Dynasty - "Zhenguo Pagoda" and "Renshou Pagoda". There are also sandalwood temples, the memorial hall of Master Hongyi and the exhibition hall of ancient ships. Tanyue Temple is very small, but it is worth visiting. There is a list of scholars from the Huang family of Ziyun. It is in memory of Huang Shougong, the great benefactor of Quanzhou in Tang Dynasty who donated his mulberry garden to build Kaiyuan Temple.
Great place, like it. For it, I have written some special words for Quanzhou, once an international port, an ancient historical and cultural city. I often pass by but never have the opportunity to go. This time, it is also a bypass, time factor. I temporarily decided to choose a spot in Quanzhou to visit and choose Kaiyuan Temple. Facts have proved that this is a scenic spot with a very high cost-effective ratio. I am also glad that I will choose it among many choices! To get to Kaiyuan Temple, we need to go through a pedestrian street. It is a street that retains some primitive features. Under the background of demolishing the street to maximize the interests of the whole country and then carrying out imitative pseudo-construction, it can resist the temptation of this trend. Let me admire the actions of Quanzhou Government in secret. Initially, I heard a seemingly scholarly guide's commentary pillar before criticizing it. It's not so simple to think that to be a saint, you have to go through hard practices. But if you add the "Buddha's Kingdom here," on the right pillar, then "all the streets are saints" it's a very common thing. Maybe everyone has their own views on things, and there's no absolute truth in the world. In fact, Tao often only fills in. Who can say that my Tao is the True Tao? It's very pleasant to see the crowded people at the entrance and bypass the barrier. This is also the place that I'm very satisfied with Kaiyuan Temple. Because of its open terrain and large flat land, there are many scattered spaces for the people who come to worship and visit endlessly, so that people can enjoy it calmly and comfortably. Some people rush to worship time. The banyan tree that has been flourishing for hundreds of years on both sides of the main road attracts people's attention. The one near the door has a high life of 800 years. There are many banyan trees, longan trees and trees in the temple for hundreds of years. These old trees feel like this temple, soaking everyday, penetrating Buddhist sutras, not to mention becoming perfect Buddha! Browsing through the two famous pagodas at the temple, attracted by the decorative Buddha statues, I found that like all tourists, I spent a lot of time in the East Pagoda, while the West Pagoda passed by in a hurry, and the trees in the East grew more branches and leaves than those in the west. In the deep part of the temple, there is a memorial hall of Master Hongyi, which records his personal life experiences. This area is relatively quiet, somewhat quiet. Tourists have a rest and chat here. As they continue to walk around Kaiyuan Temple, they still see many low primitive buildings. It's really not easy to further enhance the impression of Quanzhou government. On the other side of the river, Jinjiang Site is a towering high-rise building, but it feels like a kind of steel-like stiffness, which emits a rust atmosphere, and the low primitive residential buildings on the other side are distributed. A warm and warm feeling makes an absolute contrast.
Quanzhou East-West Tower is the tallest pair of stone pagodas in China. It is located on both sides of Kaiyuan Temple. The East is "Zhenguo Pagoda" and it is 48.27 meters high. It was built in Xiantong six years ago (865 A.D.). It was originally a five-storey wooden pagoda. It was destroyed and rebuilt several times before and after. To the second year of Jiaxi. It took ten years before bricks became stones (1238 A.D.). The West is "Renshou Pagoda", 45.06 meters high. In the three years of Liang Zhenming in the Five Dynasties (917 AD), Wang Juzhi built this pagoda in Quanzhou by transporting wood from Fuzhou to Quanzhou by sea. Its initial name is "Wuliangshou Pagoda". In the four years of BeiLaizheng (1114 AD), Renshou Pagoda was bestowed. It was destroyed and rebuilt many times before and after. Yimu was brick. From the first year of Song Shaoding to the first year of Jiaxi (1228-1237 AD), Yimu was stone. It was built ten years before the East Pagoda. Both towers are wood-like granite structure, pavilion-style buildings, plane octagon, five-storey and five-eaves. The towers are all Xumi seats, with 39 reliefs of Sakyamuni stories on the waist part of the base of the East Tower and various flowers, birds, insects, fish and decorative patterns on the waist part of the base of the West Tower. The center of the tower is octagonal solid body. Each niche on the tower has wings in relief Buddha statues, a total of 80. After the storms and earthquakes, the East and West towers still stand erect, showing the high achievements of stone architecture and stone carving art in Quanzhou in the Song Dynasty, and becoming the unique symbol and symbol of the ancient city of Quanzhou.
In view of the reputation of Quanzhou's first scenic spot, we drove by ourselves in the streets at the gate of the ancient temple with the feeling of passing through the ages. From one of them to the monastery, there is a kind of Buddhist realm which crosses the ancient green brick trees from the earthly world. We must do a good job in strategy or invite a guide to explain the allusions of "this place is called the Buddha State, the streets are full of saints" "Sanglian Dharma Kingdom" and the East-West Double Towers. Among them, the harmony of Buddhism and Taoism is more evident. Our class of vulgars can also feel the long history and culture of our country from the weathered statues, the rounded green bricks and the ancient trees in the sky, which are very worthy of recommendation.
The most desirable thing in the West Street is Kaiyuan Temple, which passes through the bustling crowds. The facade is large and there are many people coming to visit. It is an important cultural relic and historic site along the southeastern coast of China. Unexpectedly, it is the largest Buddhist monastery in Fujian Province. The temple was founded in the early Tang Dynasty in 686 years, which is really a long time. In the 26th year of Kaiyuan (738), the name of Kaiyuan Temple was changed from the original Lotus Daochang. The existing preservation is basically complete. It was built in Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty. It covers an area of 78,000 square meters. It passes through the Temple of Heavenly Kings and then goes to the Tibetan Classic Pavilion. Next to it are the Manna Ring Altar and the East-West Pagoda with a zigzag layout with the Daxiong Palace. According to the investigation, it is a stone pagoda of imitation wood octagonal pavilion type with exquisite workman East Tower is also the "King of Stone Tower", less than 50 meters. The West Pagoda is called Renshou Pagoda. It's less than 45 meters away. The two towers are facing each other. The relief on it is really perfect. Even after the destruction of the earthquake and the baptism of the years, it still stands.
Quanzhou Kaiyuan Temple, a national 4A scenic spot, is located in West Street of Licheng District, Quanzhou City. It is the largest Buddhist temple in Fujian Province and one of the landmark buildings in Quanzhou. Visit the Kaiyuan Temple, followed by Ziyunping, Shanmen (Temple of Heavenly Kings), Baiting, Daxiong Palace, Manlu Altar, Tibetan Sutra Pavilion, Tanyue Temple on both wings, Quanzhou Buddhist Museum (Hongyi Master Memorial Hall), Zhunti Zen Hall, An Yangyuan, Gongde Hall, Shuilu Temple, East and West Stone Pagoda in front of Daxiong Palace - "Town State Pagoda, Renshou Pagoda. Kaiyuan Temple is 260 meters long in North and south, 300 meters wide in East and west. It covers an area of 78,000 square meters. The area is not very large. Among them, Daxiong Palace and Dongxi Stone Pagoda are the most worth visiting. There are 86 big stone pillars in Daxiong Palace, which support the wooden frame of lifting beam type and are known as "Baizhu Palace". There are 76 dome arches in the hall, which are distributed around the circle and in the front groove. There are two dome arches in the middle of the hall, one in the middle and the other in the middle. Twenty-four statues of "Feitian Yuejie" are carved on the dugong. They are a combination of Buddhist birds, Christian angels and Chinese flying figures. The carvings are exquisite. Unfortunately, photographs are not allowed, so we must enjoy them well. The two towers of Kaiyuan Temple are the tallest pair of stone pagodas in China. They are beautifully relieved. Friends with good eyesight can see many interesting things (like monkeys of Tang monks and Monkey King). Since 15 years ago, the Kaiyuan Temple in Quanzhou has implemented a ticket-free system, which makes it worthwhile for people to have a good visit.
2.9. No tickets are accepted. The temple is quite large. In addition to the mountain gate, Baiting, Daxiong Palace, Altar of Ring, Tibetan Sutra Pavilion on the central axis, there are Buddhist Museum and Hongyi Master Memorial Hall on the East side. The shuttle pillar of the mountain gate is special. There are several classical buildings in Baiting. The Daxiong Palace has the architectural features of southern Fujian. Its ridges are curved, the grass dragons at the cornices fly freely, the statues of the lion body are carved at the waist of the platform, and the Hindu figures are on the two stone pillars behind the palace. It is rare to offer five Buddhas in the temple. Dougong in the hall is the flying shape of a musical geisha, which is more novel. Altar buildings are rare in general temples. The manna ring altar is very big. The algae well on the top of the altar and the flying skyscraper are dazzling. The two stone pagodas in the East and West are the tall pagodas of the Song Dynasty. The body of the pagoda and the waist of the Xumi pedestal are exquisitely carved.
Kaiyuan Temple, a thousand-year-old temple, is located at 27 West Street, Licheng District, Quanzhou City. It was built in 686 A.D. in the second year of Tang Wuhou Arch. It is an ancient temple with a history of more than 1300 years. Quanzhou Kaiyuan Temple, the largest temple in Fujian Province, is a symbol of Quanzhou with its magnificent scale, magnificent construction and beautiful scenery. The two stone pagodas of the Song Dynasty, Zhenguo and Renshou in the temple, are unparalleled in the whole country and are the symbols of Quanzhou.
Quanzhou temples have their own history and characteristics, without admission tickets. She is even more popular, 2817-5-16 when the East and West Towers are being renovated, scaffolding, Hongyi Memorial Hall and Buddhist Cultural Museum are not open, unfortunately, although the size of the ancient boat exhibition hall is small, others admire the wisdom of the ancients, the entire scenic area has a large number of cultural relics, not worthwhile trip.