Saturday 9 January 2016


7. Daxiangguo Temple, Kaifeng

Daxiangguo Temple

First built in the Northern Qi Dynasty (550 – 577), Daxiangguo Temple is known in China as a famous Buddhist monastery. It is located at the center of Kaifeng, Henan Province.

It was once used as a worship place for the royal family, and to hold national Buddhist activities. In 1992, the drum tower and the bell tower were rebuilt and Buddhist activities were resumed. Now the layout of the temple is well-arranged and magnificent.

There is a sophisticated wooden carving statue of the Avalokitesvara (Guanyin) Bodhisattva in Octagonal Glazed Hall , which is praised as one of the most outstanding examples of wooden carved art in China.

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