Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area

Mount Emei is one of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China and it was where the first Buddhist temple in this country was built

Wannian Temple

Wainian Temple, meaning thousands of years temple in Chinese, is located in the Mount Emei. This temple is one of the major temples in Mount Emei. Built in Jin Dynasty, originally called Puxian Temple, it is very pity that in 1946 it suffered a big fire, the beautiful wood temple halls were burnt completely and only the brick palace built with bricks in Ming Dynasty left. Later in 1953 two temples were rebuilt and the brick palace was also called "Beamless Hall".

It is said that there is a kind of special small frog on the Emei Mountain in the rectangle pond at the right side inside the Wannian Temple. In quiet evening, they will release pleasant sound all the year. All who have heard the sound describe this kind of frog as "Playing Instrument Frog". - in: http://www.topchinatravel.com/china-attractions/wannian-temple.htm

Leshan Gian Buddha
The Leshan Giant Buddha (simplified Chinese乐山大佛traditional Chinese樂山大佛pinyinLèshān Dàfó) is a 71-metre (233 ft) tall stone statue, built during the Tang Dynasty. It is carved out of a cliff face that lies at the confluence of the Minjiang,Dadu and Qingyi rivers in the southern part of Sichuan province in China, near the city of Leshan. The stone sculpture faces Mount Emei, with the rivers flowing below his feet. It is the largest stone Buddha in the world and it is by far the tallest pre-modern statue in the world. - in: wikipedia

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