Introduction to Pagoda Forest (塔林)
A graveyard of the Shaolin Temple, it is composed of the tombs of the eminent monks of the past ages. With a total of 232 ancient stupas, the Forest of Stupas is the largest of its kind in China, leading its counterparts in the shape varieties and history. It is known as the museum of ancient stupas.
According to Buddhist funeral, after the death of the monks, Buddhist and Buddhismare will based on their accomplishments, Buddhism status, prestige enjoyed during his lifetime to decide the construction levels and the different sizes to show merit.
But some monks built pagoda pregnancy clothes bowl Tower. Shaolin Monastery is the largest existing Muta group, covering an area more than 21,000 square meters. There are seven extant Tang Zhen Yuan (791) to the Qing Jiaqing years (1803) between the Tang, Song, Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties masonry Muta 243.
Which Tangta 2, Song Tower 3, urn 6, 40 yuan tower, towers 138, cleared the tower 10. Different levels of the tower, usually one to seven, less than 15 meters in height, large have Taming and inscriptions.
Modeling has four corners, hexagonal, cylinder, cone, linear, parabolic, bottle-shaped, round and monolithic sculpture, variety, standard variety, is a comprehensive study of ancient masonry and sculpture art treasure.
Among them, seven law Don Sadamoto play tower, Song Xuan and three years (1121) of ordinary tower, Jin Zhenglong two years (1157) of the West Hall tower, Yuan Yuan twenty-seven years (1290) of the Linta, Ming Wanli eight years (1580) the calm towers and five years of Qing Emperor Kangxi (1666) is representative of the other side of the tower.
In east-central Tallinn Yuan Yuan has five (1339) Life Presbyterian daisy Om Tower 1, wall mosaic Taming Department Shaolin's first Japanese Salmonella Shao Yuanzhuan Dan Man and books, which are important in the Japanese cultural exchange kind of information.
Shaolin Temple, Dengfeng, Henan Province, China
Opening Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Admission: 110 Yuan (Incl. Electric Bus Fare)
1. Try to avoid visiting during the summer holidays and Golden Week in October. There are many tour groups and local tourists during national holidays.
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