Longye Temple is the most historic and connotative Buddhist temple I have ever visited. There are several buses from Shijiazhuang downtown to Zhengding. I take 136 from North Station to Dafosi Station. There is no sense of its connotation from the outside. First of all, the site of the Sixth Division Hall in Dayong is still solemn, although only the base is left. The Song Dynasty architecture of Mani Hall and the murals on all sides are now being repaired. The double-sided Bodhisattva statues, the rotating wheel collection, the huge and magnificent audio-visual images of hands and thousands of eyes,'Kangxi, Qianlong and Jiayan monuments'all show their unique artistic value and history. Among them, the rotating wheel collection shows the ancient people's unique wisdom of collecting books, which can be touched and rotated a lot in the past few years. Buddha can also go up to the top to see the mystery. Nowadays, it can only be far away. Nowadays, photography is forbidden in many places, which is a pity. I hope that the introduction will be well organized and marked to educate the next generation to know the magnificence of China's history.
Longxing Temple is the first of the ten famous temples in China, which has the six most : first most: Mani Hall, the unique architectural form. Mr. Liang Sicheng calls it "the best of Yizhen" such a building only seen in Song paintings; Emperor Kangxi's favorite hall, praised its "magnificent waves, such as the great ROC spreading wings"; and the second most : upside-down Guanyin, Mr. Lu Xun calls it" Oriental Goddess of Beauty "Buddha, Like vivid and charming, sweeping away the rigidity before and personifying the gods, it is the Venus of the East; the third most - "Rotary Tibet," is the oldest and largest wooden structure Rotary Tibet in our country, with a diameter of 7 meters and a height of 10.8 meters, one can easily turn, ritual Buddha's magic instruments, lament the wisdom of contemporary people; the fourth most - "Longzang Temple Stele, with" Sui Dynasty's first ancestor of Kaishu." It is called the Great Buddha Temple, which witnesses the transformation of Chinese characters from Han Li to regular script, and is also the most complete and largest piece of inscriptions found in Sui Dynasty tablets in China; the fifth most : thousand-handed bronze casting Buddha: Longxing Temple, commonly known as" Great Buddha Temple "is derived from this great Buddha, standing here for more than 1,000 years, never moving, witnessing the long history and time scenery of Zhengding; and the sixth most : Pilu The statue of Buddha, consisting of three layers of Pilu Buddha and three layers of Lotus Lotus Lotus Lower Seats, is a whole from top to bottom. It reflects the advanced level of copper casting technology in China at that time. Longxing Temple has its charm. It is waiting for you. Thank you. If you need to know more, you can contact me - "V: hanzhanteng].
Very powerful monasteries. Even the shadow walls, bridges and mountain gates are well preserved, and there are too many things worth seeing. Especially the Mani Hall, the Great Tragic Pavilion and the Pilu Hall, as well as the inscriptions in front of the Great Tragic Pavilion, are all excellent works. The Mani Hall is a treasure all over, and the building is the most well-preserved "Turtle House" of the Song Dynasty in China, which is an isolated case. The murals on the four walls are also well preserved, and the Juzhong Buddha is the largest copper-cast Buddha in China. In the Great Pessimism Pavilion, there are thousands of hands and thousands of eyes Guanyin statues cast in the Song Dynasty, and the stone carvings on the base are also wonderful and exceptional. In the Palace of Pilu, there are 1072 statues on the lotus pedestal. They were cast in the Ming Dynasty, the only one in the country, the first monument of the Sui Dynasty, and the largest turnaround of the Sui Dynasty. They are really worth seeing. Tickets 50 are also worth seeing.
Longxing Temple has a simple mountain gate. It goes through the door and goes straight to Mani Hall. The Mani Hall is on the top of the heavy eaves and hills, and the building is in the shape of "Ya" on all sides. I did not enter the hall directly, but was attracted by the arch under the eaves. The arch of Mani Hall is very unique. The arch is not very high. The arch has a downward inclination, and the upper part of the arch is cut very long. It looks like a wedge. I first circled around the eaves of Mani Hall. The first time I saw the temple was surrounded by buildings, and it was so big. When turning around, he was attracted by the exquisite murals in the East door. Stand outside the door and take pictures. The colorful hanging hills behind Mani Hall are magnificent and exquisite in workmanship. The most amazing thing is Guanyin in the middle of the mountain, with her feet stepping on Lotus flowers, her head wearing a precious crown, her necklace ornament, her red dress, her knees tilted, her body leaning forward, her face smiling, her posture pleasant, which is totally different from the normal Guanyin, who is sitting at a critical position. Can I understand him as a secular Bodhisattva? Through a small door of a green glazed tile archway, two huge locust trees are in sight. This is the famous Dragon and Phoenix locust in the temple. Behind the old locust tree is the high altar of commandment, a building of the Qing Dynasty. The three halls behind the Altar are the other three highlights today. The Cishi Pavilion on the east side has elegant appearance and typical Song style architecture. A huge vertical statue of Miller Buddha in the temple is totally different from the Chinese image of Miller. It is the original style of Miller Buddha when early Buddhism was introduced into China. The most important pillar in this hall is the pillar in the eaves and walls of the hall, which is the only real object of Yongding pillar recorded in the Song Dynasty "Creating French Form". Another impressive Yongding pillar I have seen is the East and West pillars of Datianshangge in Jilu City. But it was built in 1601, much younger than the Yongding pillar of Cishi Pavilion. On the opposite side of Cishi Pavilion is the Rotary Tibetan Pavilion. There is a huge wooden structure runner in the hall. Its structure is very exquisite. Between Cishi Pavilion and Runner Tibetan Pavilion, there are two bright yellow glazed tile stele pavilions to the north, which are matched by the Royal standard. When you walk in, you can see the Kangxi Stele Pavilion on the East and Qianlong Stele Pavilion on the west. No wonder the Jiaqing Monument in the south of Cishi Pavilion can only stand there in light. Two of his ancestors stood behind him. Up the steps is the Great Compassion Pavilion. To what extent is he so high that you can only see the three-storey castle on the steps, but not the roof. The Great Pessimism Pavilion contains the world's largest copper-cast Thousand-hand Guanyin. The Great Pessimism Pavilion first cast Guanyin and then built the Pavilion. Soil heaping method is used in foundry. Thousand-handed Guanyin is not a real thousand-handed, usually casting 42 hands. But there are some real thousand-handed Guanyin. The thousand-handed Guanyin in Zhaoti Temple of Nara Tang Dynasty has indeed cast a thousand hands. Next time, I'll go and see it. The sculpture on the Xumi pedestal at the foot of this giant Guanyin statue is exquisite. Rex has strong muscles, dignified musicians, elegant flying images and vivid faces on the pillars. If you are interested in ancient architecture, murals, statues, Buddhism, I suggest that Longxing Temple in Zhengding is a good place to go. It is strictly forbidden to photograph murals and cultural relics inside the hall. All murals and sculptures are taken outside the hall. Do not learn if you are not good at demonstrating.
Longxing Temple is located in Zhengding County, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province. It was built in the sixth year of Kaihuang in Sui Dynasty (AD 586). It covers an area of 82500 square meters. Its main buildings are located on the South-North axis. From south to north, the buildings are Zhaobi, Shiqiao, Tianwang Hall, Dajue Six Division Hall (ruins), Mani Hall, Archway, Altar, Cishi Pavilion, Rotary Tibetan Pavilion, Great Compassion Pavilion, Royal Bookstore, Jiqing Pavilion, Mituo Hall and Pilu Hall. There are six cultural relics in the temple which can be regarded as the greatest in the whole country - "Mani Hall of Song Dynasty, which is praised as an isolated example of world ancient architecture by Mr. Liang Sicheng, an expert in ancient architecture; inverted Guanyin, which is praised by Mr. Lu Xun as "Oriental Goddess of Beauty]; the largest rotating wheel collection in early China; the longzang Temple Monument which is praised as the first monument of Sui Dynasty; the largest copper-cast Buddha in ancient China; and the most exquisite copper-cast Pilu Buddha Tickets for Longxing Temple are 50 yuan, tickets for the elderly over 70 years old are free, and tickets for Zhengding County (with ID card) are 10 yuan.
There are many places to see that absolutely positive monuments are worth carrying. The most beautiful inverted Guanyin has elegant posture and beautiful eyebrows. To say that the thousand-handed and comfortable Guanyin of Shuanglin Temple in Pingyao, Shanxi Province are also comparable, but Longxing Temple's Guanyin is unique here, and even more outstanding. There is also the monument of the Longzang Temple, which is a famous monument in regular scripts. Mani Hall, Rotary Collection, Dumu Maitreya Buddha, Thousand-Handed Bronze Guanyin and Three-tier Pilufo are rare national treasures.
Zhengding County was built in the Sui Dynasty, when it was called "Longzang Temple" and the Tang Dynasty changed its name to Longxing Temple to , which became a large-scale building complex in the Song Dynasty, and after many repairs, until the reign of Kangxi in the Qing Dynasty, the construction pattern of the East, Middle and West Road was formed, and the regulations were increasingly perfect, reaching its peak. The bronze-cast thousand-handed Guanyin in Dabei Pavilion is called Zhengding Great Bodhisattva and it is also called " with Cangzhou Lion, Dingzhou Tower and Zhaozhou Dashiqiao; Hebei Four Treasures which is the largest ancient bronze-cast Buddhist statue preserved in China.
Longxing Temple, known locally as the Great Buddha Temple, is the largest royal monastery in the north. It has a history of 1400 years. I drove by myself from Dingzhou. It was very convenient. I swam for 2 hours. The most impressive ones are: 1. The world's largest copper casting, the oldest thousand-handed thousand-eyed Guanyin 2. Multicolored hanging upside-down Guanyin, so natural and vivid Guanyin for the first time. 3. Copper cast Pilufo is exquisite. 4. Liang Sicheng is known as the Mani Hall of the best of Yizhen 5. We also saw Maitreya Buddha in Weian, which is quite different from the big belly Maitreya in Chinese temples in peacetime. Southerners know too little about Longxing Temple in Zhengding, which I solemnly recommend.
Founded in the Sui Dynasty, the early Song Dynasty expanded and cast bronze Buddha, known worldwide, known as the Great Buddha Temple. Hebei Proverb Cangzhou Lion Dingzhou Pagoda, the great Bodhisattva of Zhengding Prefecture , commonly known as one of the three treasures of Hebei. There are many cultural relics in Longxing Temple, which are of great value. There are clay sculptures of Sakyamuni Buddha and his second disciples in Mani Courtyard and murals of Ming Dynasty, especially the upside-down Guanyin colour, which has a peculiar shape and ingenious composition. The runner collection with huge volume is the largest and best ancient collection cabinet in existence. The wooden statue of Maitreya Buddha in Daci Pavilion is exquisite. The Sui Dynasty stele in the imperial stele Pavilion is one of the few remaining tablets in the world, representing the highest level of calligraphy works in the period of conversion from Li script to regular script. The bronze thousand-handed Guanyin Buddha statue cast in the early Song Dynasty is the essence of the temple. The foundry technology of the Song Dynasty is amazing. There is also a statue of Ming Buddha cast in bronze in the last hall.
Walking into Longxing Temple, I feel that it is no longer a simple Buddhist temple, but more a cultural relic to show to the world. Among them, the old and true sense of history is by no means comparable to the construction and reconstruction, which is very impressive. Maybe I went during the off-season of tourism, and the temperature was more than 30 degrees. If there were few large temples, they would feel solemn under the sultry atmosphere. There was a slight depression in the quiet. It was hard to imagine the prosperity of the temple thousands of years ago. The whole monastery gathers the wisdom and exquisite craftsmanship of ancient craftsmen. The temple's architecture is unparalleled, the frescoes are vivid, the bronze-cast thousand-handed Guanyin is tremendous, the colorful hanging hills "inverted Guanyin" are spectacular and quiet, and the wooden runner is rare and unique. What impressed me most was a mural depicting the whole process of Sakyamuni's birth, renaissance, asceticism, Taoism and Nirvana. Unfortunately, the lack of protection for the murals themselves, many murals in the temple in addition to accompanied by the time of weathering, the edge also due to the impact of climate mildew off, I do not know how many years can continue for later generations to appreciate.