Shaolin Temple Pictures

Shaolin Temple is famous for not only its brilliant history but also the wonderful Shaolin martial arts.

The Shaolin Temple, located on the Shaoshi Mountain in the west of Dengfeng County, Henan Province, is the 'ancestor court' of Chinese Zen Buddhism. During the Southern and Northern Dynasties (386-589), the Indian monk Bodhidharma, a profound exponent of Zen Buddhism came to China. Emperor Xiaowendi of Northern Wei gave him a very courteous reception. Later, in 496, the emperor decreed that a Buddhist temple be built on the Shaoshi Mountain and food be supplied to the monks. It is today's Shaolin Temple. Attraction Intro: Shaolin Temple
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  • Shaolin Temple is famous for not only its brilliant history but also the wonderful Shaolin martial arts.
  • This is the Grand Hall of the Shaolin Temple, called Daxiongbaodian in Chinese.
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