Daming Temple is a temple located at the middle peak of Shugang Mountain, Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. This temple is known for a famous monk, Jianzhen, who studied the sutras and initiated people into monkhood here in the first year of the Tianbao reign of the Tang Dynasty (742 C.E.) before he left for Japan.HistoryDaming Temple is so named because it was constructed during the periods in the reign of Liu Song Xiaowu Emperor of the Daming Dynasty (453 C.E.—464 C.E.). In the first year of the Renshou reign in the Sui Dynasty, Qiling Tower was built in the temple as a place to offer sacrifices to the relic of Buddha.During the periods of the Wuzong reign of the Tang Dynasty, it was called Qiling Temple. In 1973, Jianzhen Memorial Hall, designed by Liang Sicheng, was constructed.SiteThe temple was constructed around the hill, which consisted of three parts. The central part consistes of the Hall of the “Four Heavenly Kings“ (Fēng Tiáo Diàn) and the Great Hall. The eastern part consisted of Pingyuan building and the Jianzhen Memorial Hall. The western part consisted of Pingshan Hall, Si Garden and other features. The palaces and pavilions are well integrated with each other and well-arranged in structure.In the Renshou reign of the Sui Dynasty, the nine-story Qiling pagoda (栖灵塔) was completed.Plan to visit Daming Temple and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Yangzhou attractions using our Yangzhou route maker tool.
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This temple is at the end of slender west lake so if you take a boat it is at the end of the lake. Very lovely with lots of trees and shrubs we went on a Friday morning when it was quieter before the.... more »
Go early in the mornings, A quiet retreat, the monastery complex is set in spacious grounds. There is not the crowded smoky confusion often found in Chinese City Temples. Leaving the temple's main... more »
Historic and beautiful temple
Good for mini hiking..
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