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Temples Monasteries and Mosques

In ancient times, temples are served for the offer sacrifices to the heaven, the earth, the sun, the moon, the country, mountains by emperor and scholars of the past. Nowadays, temples have already become a symbol of Chinese buddhism, however, some of them are really good at cheating their believers money by fortune-telling or something like this.

  • Tianhou Temple

    Tianhou Temple can be often seen in China's coastal cities such as Hong Kong, Macau and so on. It is said that worshiping the Queen of Heaven can ensure the scatheless going of navigation, so every front door of Tianhou Temple is structured facing the sea. Qingdao Tianhou Temple, structured in 1467 of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), is a well known scenic spots combining the folk and marine culture
  • Zhanshan Temple

    Facing the sea on the other side and surrounded by mountains on three sides, Zhanshan Temple is located in the eastern section of Qingdao City. It is the newest one in China and the only temple in downtown of Qingdao. Surrounded by the broad sea and breathtaking natural scenery, this tourist attraction is a wonderful place for sightseeing in urban Qingdao. The temple is made up of three courts. T
  • Nanshan Temple

    As one of the attractions in the Nanshan Culture Tourism Zone, Nanshan Temple is situated 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Sanya City, Hainan Province. With an area of about 400 mu (66 acres), Nanshan Temple is the biggest Buddhist preaching site established since 1949, the year of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Until 1998, it is the 2,000th anniversary year of Buddhism coming
  • Samye Monastery

    As one of the main scenic spots of the state-level scenic area - the Yarlung River Scenic Area, Samye Monastery is located at the foot of Mt. Hepo Ri, on the north bank of the Yarlung Tsangpo River of Zharang County, which is about 38 kilometers from Tsedang. Began in 762 AD, the construction of Samye Monastery was completed in 779 AD. It is the site where the famous debate of the doctrines betwee
  • The Temple of Bliss

    Covering an area of 5.7 hectares, the Temple of Bliss is situated at the end of Dongdazhi Street in Nangang District, Harbin. It is one of four well-known Buddhist temples in the three provinces in northeastern China and the other three are Cien Temple in Shenyang, Lengyan Temple in Yingkou, Banruo Temple in Changchun. The Temple of Bliss was built in 1923. It is made up of the Mountain Gate, the
  • Xiangji Temple

    Situated in Chang'an County, about 17.5 kilometers (12 miles) to the south of Xian City, The Xiangji Temple was built in honor of the noted Buddhist monk Shandao by his disciple Huai Yun after his master's death. As Shandao was one of the initiators of a branch of Buddhism, Pure Land Buddhism, so Huai Yun named the temple 'xiangji', heaped fragrance, to suggest his master was holy as the Xiangji
  • Temple of Flourishing Teaching

    To most tourists, Temple of Flourishing Teaching is not a well known tourist attraction, but in Chinese history, it is a place of great importance. Temple of Flourishing Teaching is one of the ancestral courtyards of the Ci'en sect, one of the eight Buddhist sects of Han people. The founder of the Ci'en sect is the world known monk, Xuanzang, who has been in repose here ever since. Actually, Xuanz
  • Straw Hut Temple

    Located about 30 kilometers (25 miles) southwest of Xian, in Caotangying Village of Huxian County, Straw Hut Temple (Caotang Temple in Chinese) is well known in China as the Buddhist Holy land. Straw Hut Temple was initially built in 401 for the Buddhist master, Kumarajiva (one of the four Buddhist translators), who translated Buddhist scriptures here. As the temple was a thatch-roofed house, so i
  • Fengdu Ghost City

    A popular stop on Yangtze River cruises is the Fengdu “Ghost City.” Fengdu Ghost Temple is one hundred and sixty kilometers east of Chongqing within the Three Gorges Lake.  Typically it is the primary location that a cruise ship going east from Chongqing can return. Legends have that Fengdu is a place where the devil lives. They assert that spirits visit heaven, and evil goes to Fengdu. The
  • Great Buddha Temple

    Located about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from the west of Binxian County, and to the south side of Xian-Lanzhou Highway (312 National Highway), the Binxian County Great Buddha Temple is famous for its gigantic Amitabha statue, which is delicate and majestically sculpted, which is regarded as the 'First Wonder in Shaanxi Province' and a bright pearl on the Silk Road. In 628, Emperor Li Shimin of Ta