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The Temple of Recumbent Buddha

The Temple of Recumbent Buddha Travel Guide

Brief Introduction
The temple was built during the Tang Dynasty (618 A.D. - 907A.D.) and has a history of more than 1300 years. The temple received repairs during the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. There is a bronze recumbent Buddha inside the Temple, which is how it received the name Temple of Recumbent Buddha.

The main buildings of the Temple are: Four Heavenly King´s Hall, Three Buddhas Hall and the Recumbent Buddha´s Hall. The Recumbent Buddha´s Hall is the most important hall in the Temple. The recumbent Buddha inside the Hall is the statue of Sakyamuni, which is five meters long and weighs 54 tons, was built in 1321A.D.during the Yuan Dynasty.

His left hand touches his leg and his right hand supports his head. It was said that this pose is that of Sakyamuni when he got nirvana (nirvana´ means the ineffable ultimate in which one has attained disinterested wisdom and compassion in Buddhism). This bronze recumbent Buddha is the biggest bronze recumbent Buddha in present day China.

Features
Around this Buddha are twelve other figures of Buddhas. This group of statues of Buddhas reflects the scene that Sakyamuni tells his disciples what to do after his nirvana. All twelve Buddhas appear to be grieving.

The recumbent Buddha is perfectly kept and reflects the high iron-melting techniques in the Yuan Dynasty.

Why it is must-see sight?
There is an ancient tree in front of the Three Buddhas Hall which was said to be transplanted from India and symbolizes how Sakyamuni got nirvana.

Traffic:

Bus No.331, 630, 634, 737, 854

DCT Tips:

Recommended Time for a Visit: Half an hour

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