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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Buddhas, Longxing Temple, Zhengding, Hebei

These Buddhas (佛) are part of the exquisite collection at Longxing Temple (隆兴寺), Zhengding, Hebei (河北, 正定).

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pagoda, Bailin Temple, Zhaoxian, Hebei

The pagoda (塔) is the only ancient part of Bailin Temple (柏林寺), Zhaoxian, Hebei (河北, 赵县).

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Twin Pagodas, Yongzuo Temple, Taiyuan, Shanxi

The Twin Pagodas (双塔) are at now-secularized Yongzuo Temple (永祚寺), Taiyuan, Shanxi (山西, 太原市).

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Thousand-Armed Guanyins, Chongshan Temple, Taiyuan, Shanxi

Thousand-Armed Guanyin (千手观音), Chongshan Temple (崇善寺), Taiyuan, Shanxi (山西, 太原市)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Main Gate, Huang Miao, Taiyuan, Shanxi

The Main Gate (大门) may be the only authentic remnant of Huang Miao (皇庙), Taiyuan, Shanxi (山西, 太原市).

Roof Detail, Xuanzhong Temple, Jiaochengxian, Shanxi

This detail is on the roof of the Main Hall at Xuanzhong Temple (玄中寺), Jiaochengxian, Shanxi (山西, 交城县).

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Wenshu Pusa, Shuxiang Temple, Wutai Shan, Shanxi

Wutai Shan, Shanxi (山西, 五台山), is dedicated to Manjushri Bodhisattva (Wenshu Pusa=文殊菩萨). This figure at Shuxiang Temple (殊像寺) is the most magnificent figure of the Bodhisattva on the mountain.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Stupa, Tayuan Temple, Wutai Shan, Shanxi

The Stupa at Tayuan Temple (塔院寺) is the symbol of Wutai Shan, Shanxi (山西, 五台山).

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Bronze Hall, Xiantong Temple, Wutai Shan, Shanxi

The Bronze Hall is near the rear of Xiantong Temple (显通寺), Wutai Shan, Shanxi (山西, 五台山). The inside is lined with small bronze Buddhas.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Steles, Pusa Peak, Wutai Shan, Shanxi

These steles stand in the courtyard at Pusa Peak (菩萨顶), Wutai Shan, Shanxi (山西, 五台山).

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Main Hall, Guangzong Temple, Wutai Shan, Shanxi

The pretty little main hall at Guangzong Temple (广宗寺), Wutai Shan, Shanxi (山西, 五台山)

Monday, November 4, 2013

Hall and Flowers, Yuanzhao Temple, Wutai Shan, Shanxi

Summer flowers in front of the first hall at Yuanzhao Temple (圆照寺), Wutai Shan, Shanxi (山西, 五台山)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Buddha in a Lotus, Luohou Temple, Wutai Shan, Shanxi

Luohou Temple (罗喉寺) on Wutai Shan in Shanxi (山西, 五台山) is famed for this Buddha in a mechanical lotus that opens and closes.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Gate, Shifang Hall, Wutai Shan, Shanxi

The front gate of Shifang Hall (十方堂) on Wutai Shan, Shanxi (山西, 五台山) has Tibet-style decorations.

Main Hall, Dailuo Peak, Wutai Shan, Shanxi

The main hall is in a shady courtyard at Dailuo Peak (黛螺顶), Wutai Shan, Shanxi (山西, 五台山).

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Vairocana Buddha, Bishan Temple, Wutai Shan, Shanxi

Vairocana Buddha (毗卢遮那佛) and attendants in the main hall at Bishan Temple (碧山寺), Wutai Shan, Shanxi (山西, 五台山)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Guanyin Cave, Wutai Shan, Shanxi

The very small Guanyin Cave (观音洞) is on the side of a mountain on Wutai Shan, Shanxi (山西, 五台山).

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Arhats Overhead, Jinge Temple, Wutai Shan, Shanxi

500 Arhats (五百罗汉) sit in the rafters over the main hall at Jinge Temple (金阁寺), Wutai Shan, Shanxi (山西, 五台山).

Monday, October 28, 2013

Gateway, Road to Wutai Shan, Shanxi

This gateway (牌楼) leads to an ancient castle (古堡​) off the road to Wutai Shan, Shanxi (山西, 五台山).

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Dragon, Screen Wall, Datong, Shanxi

This dragon (龙) is one of the nine (九龙) on an ancient Screen Wall (九龙壁) in Datong, Shanxi (山西, 大同市).

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Vairocana Buddha, Shanhua Temple, Datong, Shanxi

The Vairocana Buddha (毗卢遮那佛) at Shanhua Temple (善化寺), Datong, Shanxi (山西, 大同市), is the center of the Buddhas of Five Directions (五方佛).

Wooden Tower, Yingxian, Datong, Shanxi

The impressive Wooden Tower (木塔) in Yingxian (应县), Datong, Shanxi (山西, 大同市), is said to be the world's largest such structure.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cliffside Halls, Xuankong Temple, Datong, Shanxi

The halls cling to the cliff (岩) at Xuankong Temple (悬空寺), Datong, Shanxi (山西, 大同市).

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Buddha, Yungang Grottoes, Datong, Shanxi

A Buddha (佛) surrounded by other carvings in a cave at Yungang Grottoes (云冈石窟), Datong, Shanxi (山西, 大同市).

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Main Hall, Yuantong Temple, Datong, Shanxi

The main--and only--hall (大雄宝殿) at Yuantong Temple (圆通寺), Datong, Shanxi (山西, 大同市), is a hopeful sign of the rise of a new temple.


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