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Guiyuan Buddhist Temple in Wuhan

2017-05-08 12:46 ChineseTime

Guiyuan Buddhist Temple in Wuhan

Guiyuan Buddhist Temple is located at Hanyang District, which lies in Wuhan, the largest city in mid-west China. It was built in 1658 during the Qing Dynasty, and was included into "the Four Buddhist Monasteries of Wuhan" together with the Baotong Buddhist Temple, the Gude Temple and the Zhengjue Temple. Guiyuan Temple covers an area of 4.67 hectares, with more than 200 halls, rooms and temple buildings. It is famous for its splendid architecture, unique sculptures and rich Buddhist collections.[China.org.cn]

Guiyuan Buddhist Temple in Wuhan

归元禅寺位于武汉市汉阳翠微街西端,清顺治15年(1658年)由白光法师兴建,与宝通禅寺、古德寺、莲溪寺今称为武汉佛教的”四大丛林“。 占地4.67公顷,有殿舍200余间,以建筑完美、雕塑绝妙、珍藏丰富而声震佛门,港澳同胞、海外侨胞以及许多外国游客包括各国政要如柬埔寨西哈努克国王、美国国务卿基辛格、新加坡前总理李光耀、日本首相中曾根康弘等都曾先后来此观赏。

Guiyuan Buddhist Temple in Wuhan

归元禅寺由北院、中院和南院三个各具特色的庭院组成,拥有藏经阁、大雄宝殿、罗汉堂三组主要建筑,占地面积17500多平方米。北院的主要建筑是藏经楼,是一座两侧五开间的楼阁式建筑,高约25米,顶为大脊,鱼角搬爪,飞栱飞檐,古朴玲珑;当面为四柱通天,双凤朝阳,五龙戏珠。整个建筑精巧壮观,金碧辉煌。

Guiyuan Buddhist Temple in Wuhan

这里藏有许多佛教文物,除藏经外,还有佛像、法物、石雕、书画碑帖及外文典籍,是国内收藏佛像较多的一个佛寺。

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