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Wannian Temple

Wannian Temple Travel Guide

Brief Introduction
The Wannian Temple is one of the most ancient temples on the Emei Mountain, situated in the place with 1,020 meters elevation on the Emei Mountain, Sichuan Province.

Built in Jin Dynasty, the Wannian Temple was called "Samantabhadra Temple" originally and changed to "the White Water Temple" in Tang Dynasty and "the White Water Samantabhadra Temple" in Song Dynasty, until Ming Dynasty it was called "the Wannian Temple" till presence.

It was Last rebuilt after a devastating fire in 1946. Later in 1953 two temples were rebuilt and the brick palace was also called "Beamless Hall". Its pride is in dumpy pavilion out the back. Here, bare whitewashed brick and thousands of tiny iron Buddhas surround a stunning sculpture of Samantabhadra, riding a gilt lotus flower astride a great six-tusked white elephant. Samantabhadra reputedly visited the mountain in the sixth century, 400 years after which this huge bronze statue was built on imperial orders and brought from Chengdu in pieces.

It has no beams and houses a bronze statue of Buddha Samantabhadra mounted on a six-toothed white elephant cast in 1980, the fifth year of the Northern Song Dynasty. The statue is 7.3 meters high and weighs 62 tons. Xianfeng

Features
Originally the construction scale of this temple was quite grand and its history was the longest and it was the grandest temple on the Emei Mountain.

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".

Traffic:

It can be reached by the tourism bus from the city for about CNY 80.

DCT Tips:

Recommend time for a visit: one hour.

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