Tayuan Temple The 75.3-meter-high (247-feet-high) Tayuan Temple is the symbol of Mt. Wutaishan. http://www.chinaholidays.com/guide/cities/wutaishan-travel.html The 50m high Tibetan styled White Pagoda, designed by a Nepali in 1301,has become a symbol of Wutai Shan. Itstands on the grounds of Tayuan Temple, also in Taihuai. A marketplace forms around it with vendors selling incense, prayer beads, BuddhistbookletsContinue reading “Tayuan Temple ..Wutaishan”
The Main courtyard has the Temple with the huge dining area to the left that cooks and feds over 500 monks cooking over wood fires in huge bronze pots. The gong hangs outside the Dining Hall.
It is said that this mountain, one of the four holy Buddhist Mountains, is the dwelling place of Manjusri Bodhisattva. 360 temples were built here dating back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907) but now only 47 of them exist. Over the years, incalculable numbers of pilgrims and visitors have come here. Among these magnificent temples,Continue reading “Temple of the Emperor… Wu Tai Shan”