HangZhou “Oriental Pearl”
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Rebuilt in 2002 LeifengPagoda collapsed in 1924 Broken Bridge
The Story of White Snake 2.get married 1.meeting
3.life after marriage 4.abbot 5.change back to snake 6.steal the ganoderma
7.fight 8. captured 9.pagoda destroyed 10.rescued
1.The harmony of body,mind,speech,opinion,wealth and abstinence from temptation 2.The harmony of six directions of the universe—north,south,east,west,heaven and earth Six Harmonies Pagoda
Lingyin Temple The oldest temple of Hangzhou.The presence of a temple on this site can be traced back to the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317 - 420AD) . Lingyin Temple has solemn Buddhism principles, attracting lots of people who come to pay homage. It is one of the top ten Buddhist temples of China.
A statue of Sakyamuni with an overall height of 24.8 metres (82 feet). One of the largest wooden statues in China and is covered with gold leaf.
Peak Flying from Afar and Grotto Carvings Grotto Carvings: The products of Buddhism. Originating from India, they date back some 2,230 Years to the Asoka times, when Buddhists built cave temples in which they could practise self-cultivation. Devout Buddhists got sculptures done inside the caves. Peak Flying from Afar:the largest collection and best-known stone carvings dating from the Five Dynasties ,Song and Yuan Dynasties (10th~14th century)in southeast China.
Earliest carvings done in 951Three Saints of the West Maitreya Buddha the representative statue of the Southern Song Dynasty (12th century) Amitabha Buddha
Bodhisattva with Three Faces and Eight Arms: a masterpiece of high artistic value of the Yuan Dynasty (13th century )
By Tian Chunxia 2008.7.