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We had an absolutely perfect day with our tour guide - Rogin Luo - who took us for a hike along The Great Wall! Didn't know what to expect and were thrilled to have him as our guide. Very imformative, knowledgable and fun! We go to experience a part of The Great Wall that was unrestored and see all its natural beauty. Got a long history lesson along the way!

After the hike, we all went to lunch at a small place at the bottom of the hill. Located in a house, we ate lunch in the proprietors bedroom! What a hoot! Rogin is the Best of the Best! This tour company delivered for us and we are extremely grateful.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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Datong Huayan Temple
Huanyan Temple, located in the southwest of Datong City, is one of the biggest temples in China built in Liao Dynasty. It got its name because it was and remains a major temple of the Huayan sect, a sub-category of the Buddhism popular in north China.

Unlike other temple architecture in China, which the main halls and buildings are north-south axis, with the façade facing towards the south, Huayan temple is on an east-west axis with the main halls facing the east. This was the result of the custom in Qidan, (a minority tribe living on the northern border of China who set up the Liao Dynasty). Their tradition of praying for the Divinity of the Sun to the east, thus taking East as superior to everything.

The Huayan Temple is divided into two parts parts: the Upper Huayan Temple and Lower Huayan Temple which have their own gate and architecture respectively. In 1963, the two separated temple combined a whole temple.

The Upper Huayan Temple features with a rang of gorgeously decorated buildings, the biggest and most illustrious of which is the Grand Hall (Da Xiong Bao Dian), the main hall of the temple. Five Buddha sit up on the frontal of the hall, which are named Five-Direction Buddha civilized the five directions, east, west, south, north and mid in the world.

The wall was draw large frescos, whose large scale are fare of it kinds in China. The ceiling of the hall, intricately decorated with a variety of color-murals of dragons and phoenix, floras, Sanskrit Buddhist symbols and other geometric patterns, creates a rich visual feast for the eye

The Lower temple is in the southeast of the Upper temple. It is the main hall for preserving the Sutra where more than 18,000 Buddhist Sutra volumes and scripts are preserved. Compared to the splendid Upper Huayan, the Lower one is of a far more solemn appearance.

Three Buddha sit on the Lotus Seat, two sides of them standing comely disciples. five finely carved wood-structured pavilions in the latter part of the hall are connected by arched bridges. These exquisite wood carved structures are the only remaining examples of their kind in China.
Ticket Price: the Upper Huayan Temple RMB 20
the Lower Huayan Temple RMB20
Opening Time: 09:10-17:00

Datong Huayan Temple


Datong Huayan Temple


Datong Huayan Temple


Datong Huayan Temple


Datong Huayan Temple


Datong Huayan Temple


Datong Huayan Temple


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