http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b150/Ladymaggic/China%202010/Fashan%20Village%20PingDing%20China/ Yesterday we visited Billy’s home and village at Fushan Mountains, two hours drive from Yangquan, an hour past Pingding over some beautiful mountain roads.The village was situated in the centre of corn growing mountains, where the mountains were stepped into small fields for the growing of corn without irrigation.The home of the villagers areContinue reading “Fashan Village in PingDing China”
Wu means 5, Tai means Peaks and Shan means Mountain. Wu Tai Shan literally means the five peaked mountain. There are five main peaks…and we stayed at the Main Village which was surrounded by mountains, as it was called the Middle Peak. There are 120 Temples, and the main population of Wu Tai Shan isContinue reading “Wu Tai Shan ..Climbing the Mountain”
Zhengguo Temple lies in the Haodong Village in the north east of Ping Yao. http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b150/Ladymaggic/China%202010/Zhenguo%20Temple%20Ping%20Yao/ It was rebuilt in the seventh year of Tianhui (963Ad)in the North Han Dynasty, and changed its name to Zhenguo Temple. Today it is a State-class historical relic. It is a very peaceful and serene sanctuary, and it has theContinue reading “Zhengguo Temple Ping Yao China”
http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/399324-travel-talk-climbing-2-000-steps-to-the-temple-at-wu-tai-shan-mounta Wu Tai Shan Mountain is in the Shanxi province of China. The Holy City has 120 Buddhist temples and the residents all live in the Temples which are also visited by Buddhist devotees from all around China and the world. This talk will feature the climbing of the 2,000 steps to the Temple atContinue reading “Travel talk..Thursday and Saturday”
Shanxi is a province in Northern Central Region of China. http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b150/Ladymaggic/China%202010/Wu%20Tai%20Shan%20Shanxi/ Shanxi Province, whose name means land west of Taihang Mountain, lies in the middle reaches of the Yellow River and on the eastern edge of the Loess Plateau Mount Wutai is a Sacred Buddhist mountain, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Shanxi ProvinceContinue reading “Wu Tai Shan National Park”
http://scenery.cultural-china.com/en/148Scenery78.html Ping Yao is an ancient city with a history of over 2700 years, located in the middle part of Shanxi Province, China. It is an outstanding example of a Han Chinese city of the Ming and Qing Dynasties with its city walls, streets, dwelling houses, shops and temples that have retained all the featuresContinue reading “Ping Yao Ancient City of China”
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.