Kaifeng Daxiangguo Temple
Introduction to Kaifeng Daxiangguo Temple (开封大相国寺)
Daxiangguo Temple was first built in 555 AD during Qi Dynasty with new buildings added in 1661 and 1766. There were two times of reconstruction in 1661 and 1766 during Qing Dynasty. The first built Daxiangguo Temple in Northern Qi Dynasty was called Jian Guo Temple at that time. However, It was ruined in the wars.
No.36, West Free Road, Gulou District, Kaifeng City, Kaifeng, Henan
Mountain Gate, Bell and Drum Towers, Paifang, Heavenly Kings Hall, Daxiongbaodian Hall, Arhat Hall and Sutra Hall, Octagonal Hall of Avalokitesvara
Opening Hours: 8:00am~6:30pm
Admission Fee: 45 yuan
Visiting Time: 1~2 hours
Best Time to Visit: February to May (the bustling Lantern Festival will be held by Daxiangguo Temple early in the Lunar New Year), September to November(chrysanthemum exhibitions and the great prayer festival of water and land)
Take bus 5, 8, 9, 16, 19, 20, 23 from Kaifeng downtown to get there.
1. Daxiangguo Temple is also famous for its Buddhist music which has been listed in the national nonmaterial cultural heritage list.
2. Daxiangguo Temple will hold performances showed by professional monk performance team on major Chinese holidays.
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