Guangren Lama Temple
|Guangren Lama Temple Pictures|
Guangren Lama Temple was first rebuilt in 1952. After that, its main architecture, including the Mahavira Hall, the Sutras Keeping Hall and the Bodhisattva Hall among others, were brand new. In 1983, it was cited as a National Key Buddhist Monastery in the Han nationality region by the State Council. Guangren Lame Temple was underwent extensive repairs again in 2006 and expanded to the large scale that it is at present.
The whole temple covers an area of 2.6 acres. When you go into it, the main architectural features fall into place from south to north as follows: the Mountain Gate, the Devajara Hall, the Mahavira Hall, the One Thousand Buddha Halls and the Sutra Keeping Hall, while on both sides there are flanking halls, wing-rooms and cross-yards.
The original Mountain Gate had already been destroyed before the rebuild. Carved with beams and beautiful paintings, the new gate looks magnificent. As the entrance door is closed, visitors should enter the temple from the small eastern wicket. Inside the Mountain Gate, there is a Zhao Bi (a stone wall) engraved with the embossments of Buddha and the eighteen arhats. It is a grandiose brick-carved piece of architecture. Round across the Zhao Bi, you will see a tall hexagonal pavilion with an imperial stele of 'The Guangren Lama Temple Stele Erected under the Imperial Order' written by Emperor Kangxi who erected it. There are wells with stone rails on both sides of the stele.
|A hall for worshipping |
Eight Treasures in the temple
'The Guangren Lama Temple Stele Erected under the Imperial Order' written by Emperor Kangxi.
The original stone sculpture of 'The Guangren Lama Temple Stele Erected under the Imperial Order'
The Ming versions of 'The Heart of Prajna Paraminta Sutra' in 6,600 volumes.
The marble lotus vat bestowed by Emperor Qianlong.
The lotus throne of the Tang Dynasty for the statue of 12-year-old Buddha Sakyamuni.
A pair of nanmu dragon lanterns awarded by the Empress Dowager Cixi.
A sandalwood throne of the Qing Dynasty in the Grand Hall.
A hand-engraved gold Manda from Nepal.
Six horizontal tablets in the temple
1. 'The Guangren Lama Temple' inscribed by Emperor Kangxi
2. 'Royal Graciousness for Western China' by Emperor Kangxi.
4. 'Solemn Dharma-character' by Empress Dowager Cixi.
5. 'Majestic Temple' by Kang Youwei, a great philosopher and scholar of the Qing Dynasty.
6. 'The Guangren Lama Temple' by Zhao Puchu, the former president of the Buddhist Association of China.
Six rare trees in the temple
The 'Clothes-Hanging Cypress'
The 300-year-old 'Cuilan Cypress'
A 100-year-old 'Double-leaved Cypress' (also named Unity Tree and Harmony Tree)
Two 100-year-old redbud trees
The 100-year-old clove tree.
Two 'sensitive trees'
Take 509 or 712, and get off at Guang Ren Temple.
Xian Bus / Subway Search
|Admission Fee:||CNY 20|
|Opening Hours:||08:00 — 18:00|