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04/02/2015

Must-see for Datong travel - The Nine Dragon Screen & Chunyang Temple

The Nine Dragon Screen

The Nine Dragon Screen in Datong city is imposing and appealing. Among three existing colored glaze screen walls in China, the oldest and the largest one have the most artistic charm.

The other two are now in Beijing Beijing tours– one is in front of the Gate of Imperial Supremacy at the Forbidden City, and the other is in Beihai Park. They were both built in 1756 in the Qing Dynasty, while the construction of nine-dragon screen in Datong was built 364 years earlier.

In the early Ming Dynasty, the founder Zhu Yuanzhang sent his 25 sons nationwide to govern and defend the territories and supervise local military, political, financial and cultural affairs in order to consolidate his regime.

Zhu Gui, the thirteenth son, was sent to supervise Datong, a vital military area in the north at the time.

Zhu built his mansion there. Its grandness and luxury were well expressed by the connected winding corridors.

To demonstrate the mansion’s splendor and dignity, Zhu ordered to set up the one-side nine-dragon screen in front of the main entrance.

Unfortunately, the magnificent buildings China tour packages were completely destroyed during a series of wars. Only the nine-dragon screen has survived.

Chunyang Temple

Chunyang Temple is a Taoist architecture built in the Qing Dynasty (1636-1911). It is also called Lu Zu Temple Customized China Tours because it is built for enshrining and worshipping Lu Dongbin (Lu Zu), an ancient fairy figure.

The temple is the only existing Quanzhen Taoist temple in the city.

It has a bilateral symmetry structure, which is a traditional building method of Quanzhen Taoist.

There are three halls located along the central axis, the Dragon and Tiger Hall, the Quanzhen Sanzu Hall (Lu Zu Hall) and the Sanqing Hall.

Bell Tower and Drum Tower Tour to China stand on both sides of the Dragon and Tiger Hall, and a pocket-sized landscape architecture is located on the west of the main courtyard.

Buildings in the temple are all elegant and exquisite. They can reflect the grandness and solemnness of the religion as well as the garden-like beauty.

 
 
 
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02/02/2015

Lost in the beauty of Silong Resort

Silong Resort, located 25 kilometers southeast of Baiyin city Luxury China tours and covering an area of 84,118 square meters, is sometimes referred to as “the pearl of Gansu and Shaanxi”, and is ideal for relaxation and also to conduct business.

 

The resort’s luxury villa area is located in a pine forest, and Fanghu Lake, covering an area of 1,400 sq m, is located to the south of the villas. A bridge over the lake connects several pavilions in an ancient architectural style, and visitors can admire flowers like peonies and Chinese rose blooms in the botanical garden near the lake.

 

An ancient courtyard dwelling, with a Chinese rose garden, is also located to the south of the lake China City Guide.

 

The resort also has facilities for leisure activities such as fishing, in addition to a bar, ballroom and fitness center.

 

Yinhe Hotel is located on the banks of the Yellow River, inside the resort, and its tastefully designed rooms boast envious views Tailor-made China Tours.

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28/01/2015

Travel Guide - Tsubu Monastery & Ramoche Temple

Tsubu Monastery

The Tsubu Monastery, also known as the Tolung Tsurpu, is in a small town call Gurum, which lies about 70 kilometers outside the Tibetan capital of Lhasa Tibet Travel. It served as the seat for the for Karmapa, who was the head of the largest sub-school of the Kagyupa, a major school of Buddhism. The monastery was founded in the 12th century by the first Karmapa.

What is unique about this temple is it's location. At over 14,000 feet (roughly 4,250 meters) above sea level, the monastery was built in a beautiful valley with towering, majestic mountains looming over the sacred grounds. It is an active temple Top China travel Destinations, with monks actively worshipping, performing spiritual readings, recitings and Buddhist chants. Between the landscape and the live rituals, Tsubu will be an experience that you will never forget. Once a month, there is a small festival in which the Buddha of Garmapa touches the heads of any and all visiting locals and tourists. For those lucky enough to hit up the monastery at the right time, they will be blessed by the holy man. It is said that if he touches you on the head, you will be virtually free from any negative energy and disaster for the remainder of your life. Just like the Ramoche Temple, the Tsubu also is known for its rare relics. Thus making it is a well preserved and protected site.

Ramoche Temple

The Ramoche Temple is a Buddhist monastery that is considered one of the most important temples in Lhasa China vacation packages. It is located in the northwestern region of Lhasa, a city of over a million people and Tibet's capital. Ramoche is a sort of sister temple to the great Jokhang temple. It was founded all the way back in the 7th century, and unlike other temples of its time, was originally built in a very traditional Chinese style. Visitors can clearly see that strong Tang influences are noticeable in the architecture. Many varying legends surround the temple. Many of the stories involve the Tang Princess Wen Cheng, who was one of the first to live in the palace.

The temple was nearly destroyed on a number of occasions. It saw harsh times during the Mongol invasion and was gutted as late as the 1960s. Recent efforts have been made to restore the Ramoche Temple back to its original beauty. Entering the building brings you up close with ten large pillars that contain a few of the remaining Tibetan relics. Because of this, it has become one of the key protection sites of Tibet. And you can't miss the Jowo Miky? Dorje of the Ramoche Temple. The colorful artifact is one of the best known features of the temple. It’s a beautiful ornate statue depicting Buddha at just eight years old. It was badly damaged at one point, disappeared completely at another, but is now back safe and sound at his home in Ramoche Temple Tailor-made China Tours.

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