Xi'an City has many famous temples, Caotang Temple is one of them. Caotang Temple was built in the 16-country period of the Eastern Jin Dynasty, the history of more than 1600 years. Caotang Temple is located in the north foot of Qinling Mountain, beautiful environment, is the ancestor of the Han Buddhism Three-Discourses, the temple existing hall and the Samorashi Serry Tower and other ancient sites and famous cultural relics.
A thousand-year-old temple that even Xi'an people don't know. The teacher invited his friend to show us around. In terms of terrain, Caotang Temple is like a chair in this beautiful place, surrounded by mountains on three sides. This is the ancient national translation center, where the scriptures are translated. The famous Master Kumarajiva is here, who translated the Diamond Sutra, Lotus Sutra, etc. Without him, we still see Sanskrit today.
We went in the afternoon and saw the mist from a smoke well in one of the eight scenic spots in Guanzhong. The locals said that this is very rare and rarely seen.
In addition, we were very fortunate to witness the stupa of Kumarajiva, which is a national cultural relic and is not allowed to be opened to the outside world. The teacher's friend invited the monks in the monastery to see it. The teacher said that he can only look through the door when he comes on weekdays.
The view from the Jingang Pavilion in the back garden is so beautiful.
This trip was not allowed, and I returned to Shanghai in the sleeping berth and wrote the longest comment in history. I am grateful to Teacher Yin Haoran for leading everyone to have such a blessing.
Caotang Temple is a famous Buddhist temple in Xi'an. It is the place where Tamorash translated the scriptures. There are not as many group travelers in the temple as elsewhere, but it is still very feeling.
Caotang Temple in Xi'an is relatively far away, you can take the No. 2 tour bus in the North Square of Dayan Tower, get on the bus to consult the driver, and walk to the temple mountain gate about 20 minutes. Caotang Temple's monuments are mainly two ancient wells, one in front of the Gumarashi Memorial Hall, the other in the temple northwest corner, called smoke well, worth to see. Caotang Temple has a long history, inside the precious Gummo Roshi Sheli Pagoda, not allowed to visit, also called Babao such as jade pagoda, stone a stone pagoda, the modeling is simple and beautiful, the stone carving is beautiful, only the people who have the edge of victory will be granted. Gummo Roshi master translation, after the death of the tower to worship.
Well worth going. We went to 5 people guarded the door and went in as soon as it opened. Buy incense every place is the top incense
Caotang Temple, the next unremarkable temple in the Zhongnan Mountain, but it carries too much history! Tanmoros, monk Zhao, not far away also because of the Zongmi Masters and fame of the Guifeng! A small Caotang Temple can almost see the prosperity of the Buddhist state in the Tang Dynasty, where Chinese Buddhism was born and germination, and deeply embedded in Chinese culture, into the soul of every Chinese.