Vairocana Temple (Temple of Princess Wencheng)
Introduction to Vairocana Temple (文成公主庙)
The Vairocana Temple is located at the Yushu Tibetan autonomous region, Qinghai Province. The temple is also called the Temple of Princess Wencheng. Princess Wencheng is the daughter of the Emperor Taizong of Tang Dynasty. She was married to the prince of Tibetan regime in ancient China. At that time, the journey of Princess Wencheng and her servants from the Tang capital Chang’an to Lhasa took them a year.
The local Tibetan people on the route gave warm welcome to the princess because of her faith to Buddha and her graciousness. Princess Chengwen in turn decided to stay for a few more days to spread the culture of Tang. After she left, the locals decided to build the Vairocana Temple to celebrate Princess Chengwen and her marriage to their prince.
The temple has a history of 1,300 years. It is a Tibetan flat top building. Its height is 9 meters and its width is 10 meters. The main Buddha in the middle of the temple is Parinirvana. It is 7.3 meters tall.
Southeast of Jiegu Town, Yushu County, Qinghai Province, China
the Temple of Princess Wencheng
Opening Hours: all day
Private minibuses (200 Yuan return) depart from outside the long-distance bus terminal in Yushu, or a taxi costs about 100 Yuan return.
You are recommended to stay here for half a day where you can savor the great combination of artistic atmosphere and cultural heritage.
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