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Learn something about Songyue Temple Tower

The Songyue Temple Pagoda is located at the south foot of Songshan Mountain, 7 kilometers northwest to Dengfeng County in Henan Province China tour deals.

Songyue Temple Tower, the largest brick tower now standing in China,The pagoda is surrounded by hills and is the oldest brick pagoda with dense eaves. With peaks rising one after another, the scenery is very beautiful.

The Songyue Temple was originally named as the Xianjü (leisure residence) Temple. It was the summer or winter palace for Emperors Xuanwu and Xiaoming in the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534). Because Buddhism was canonized at that time, the palace was changed to the temple. Emperor Xiaoming once personally presented lectures on Buddist sutras here. The temple used to have a large scale. According to historical documents, the Buddhist temple is large and has made full use of national resources. There are more than 700 monks and over one thousand rooms. In the early Tang Dynasty (618-907), the temple got the present name. It was expanded several times. Empress Wu Zetian China best tours often lived here and changed it into her temporary palace for a while. After the Tang Dynasty, it was on the decline.

Among the original buildings, only the pagoda survived today. Other buildings, such as the Temple Gate, the Great Hall, the Samghrma Hall, the Civilian Hall and others, were all added in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The pagoda was built during the Zhengguang reign (520-524) in the Northern Wei Dynasty with a history of over 1,400 years. It is 40 meters tall and the plane is in dodecagon with a circumference of 33 meters. The outer is divided into 15 layers with dense eaves and the inner 10 layers. The foundation is 0.85 meters in height and its structure is very simple and crude. On the four walls of the pagoda, there are doors whose openings are wide and tall. The top of the door is in pointed arch, decorated with lotus flower patterns in the shape of E. Besides the four walls travel China guide with doors, there is a shrine on each of the eight walls. The shrine is a square tower with a single layer, protruding out of the wall. Entering the pointed arch door, one can go to the inner chamber of the shrine, and see colored Buddhist frescos preserved inside. Besides, on each stage of every side of the pagoda, there are arch doors and windows with lattices, which are mostly for decoration and amount to more than 500. The spire of the pagoda is 3.5 meters high. The whole pagoda is in the shape of parabolic curve with clear and smooth lines, displaying a grand and beautiful view. Not only its artistic structure is at a very high level, but also its construction techniques are quite accurate. Therefore, the Songyue Temple Pagoda has an important position in the history of Chinese ancient architecture.

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Do you know Karst Wine Resort

Karst Wine Resort, situated on the western outskirts of Yantai on the road to neighboring Penglai China tour deals, is the winery of Changyu Wine Company. Karst Wine Resort was constructed and is jointly financed by two leading international players in the wine industry: Changyu Wine Company of China, and Karst Wine Company of France.

Karst Wine Resort resembles a beautifully landscaped garden. The former president of the International Organization of Vines and Wine, Mr. Robert Tinlot, praised Karst Wine Resort for being 'a very charming chateau' when he visited the Yantai area in 1987. The chateau's offices lie on the coast, facing the blue sea, and are surrounded by wine orchards on the other three sides. The total area of the chateau is 1.42 square kilometers, with about 1.35 square kilometers used for wine cultivation China best tours.

At Karst Wine Resort, visitors can take a leisurely walk around the chateau and enjoy the scenery of its European-style buildings and the vast sweep of neatly tended rows of vines. In addition one can take a closer look at the winemaking process. One can taste the chateau's various vintages in the underground cellar, where thousands of barrels of wine are stored.

The resort is situated roughly midway between Yantai and Penglai, such that a visit to the chateau can easily be combined with a trip from Yantai to Penglai, or vice versa.

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Guangzong Temple Ecological Tourist District of the Helan Mountain

4A-level tourist district. It is located at the western foot of the Helan Mountain China tour deals, 30 kilometers southeast of Bayanhaote Town, Alxa League of Inner Mongolia, and70 kilometers from Yinchuan. It is an ecological tourist district integrated with Tibetan Buddhist culture and natural scenery.

Established in 1756, the splendid green and gold temple enjoys a great reputation. Buddha worshiped at the Buddhahall. The temple's scripture hall has a fine shape. Rare relics such as Gandan Chiba's cape, the pestle belonging to hierarch Xuanzang from the Tang Dynasty, the 6th Dalai Lama's crown inlaid with Five Buddha Statues, a silver kettle presented by the 8thPanchen, a Tibetan robe and long strings of beads bestowed by Emperor Guangxu and sealsof different sizes are treasured at the temple China best tours.

Major humanistic sights at the Nanshi Temple include: the stone-carved Buddha group, Huanglou Temple, Hongmiao Temple, the footprint of the sixteenth arhat and the 6th Dalai Lama,the Bayinsunbu heap of sand, the pagoda, and a geological and mineral museum. The natural landscape includes: Sheyunxia ScenicSpot, Xuelingzi Scenic Spot and Zhanmaoshan Scenic Spot.

Traffic: There's asign for the scenicspot at a 30kilometers section of the Yinchuan-Bayanhaote Highway, it's 7 kilometers from the sign to the scenic spot.

Boarding: There are Mongolian travel China guide tent resorts with ethnic group features in theNanshi Tourist District. It offers high andmedium-class guest rooms and catering and entertainment service with ethnic characteristics.

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