absolutely amazing! the history behind this temple is a must see. When you come to Xian travel to Baoji you wont be disspaointed
Famen Temple is located in Famen Town, 10 kilometers north of Fufeng County, Baoji City, Shaanxi Province, 90 kilometers west of Baoji City and 110 kilometers east of Xi'an City. According to legend, it was built in the eleventh year of Emperor Ming of the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 68). Famen Temple had a pagoda for relics. The wooden pagoda has 4 floors. There is an underground palace under the tower. The underground palace contains coffins made of red sandalwood and filled with golden vases. Buddha finger bone relics. The wooden pagoda is called "the real body relic pagoda", the temple was built because of the pagoda, and it was originally called Ashoka Temple. After Shakyamuni Buddha died, his body was cremated into relics. In the third century BC, after King Ashoka unified India, in order to promote Buddhism, he divided the relics of the Buddha into 84,000 parts, so that the ghosts and gods were sent to Nanyan Futti and distributed to countries around the world to build towers for worship. There are 19 places in China, and Famen Temple is the fifth place. The wooden pagoda enshrining Buddha bone relics in Famen Temple was repeatedly damaged during the wars of the Sixteen Kingdoms and the melee of the Northern and Southern Dynasties. In particular, Emperor Taiwu of the Northern Wei Dynasty, Tuoba Tao, adopted Cui Hao’s suggestion to ban Buddhism and destroy Buddhist scriptures, statues and pagodas. The stupa of the temple was doomed to be in ruins. However, there were still believers who came to burn incense and worship the Buddha. The people here were called "Holy Tomb". In 558 AD, the descendants of the Northern Wei Dynasty, Mu Tuoba Yu, Qizhou repaired the Ashoka Temple and the stupa. In the second year of Emperor Gong of the Western Wei Dynasty (AD 555), the pagoda was first opened to pay homage to the relics. Famen Temple became famous and became one of the four major Buddhist resorts in China.
Famen Temple is more than a hundred kilometers away from Xi'an. There is an eight-sided and 13-story pagoda in the temple. There are 89 Buddhist niches on the 1st to 12th floors. In 1987, the state allocated funds to rebuild the Famen Temple Pagoda, and when clearing the tower, the underground palace closed by Shihan was discovered. The treasures in the underground palace are dazzling. The real body relics of Sakyamuni hidden in the Eightfold Treasure Letter are treasured here.
Famen Temple (Famen Temple), also known as "Pagoda of True Body", is located in Baoji City, the hometown of Emperor Yan and the hometown of bronzes, and is a national key cultural relics protection unit . According to legend, it was built in the eleventh year of Emperor Ming of the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 68), with a history of about 1,900 years. It is known as "the ancestor of Guanzhong Pagoda Temple." Daochang", renamed "Famen Temple" when Gaozu Tang. Famen Temple is known as a royal temple, and it has become a Buddhist holy place that the whole country looks up to because of the placement of Shakyamuni's finger bone relics. The pagoda of Famen Temple is known as the "Pagoda of Protecting the Country". Famen Temple Cultural Scenic Area where the temple is located is a national AAAAA-level tourist attraction. The underground palace of Famen Temple is the largest underground palace under the tower ever seen. The underground palace of Famen Temple in Baoji has unearthed the Buddha's finger bone relics, copper Buddha, eight-fold treasure letter, silver flower double wheel twelve ring tin rods and other Buddhist treasures. The Famen Temple Treasure Hall has more than two thousand unearthed in the Famen Temple underground palace. The national treasure of the Tang Dynasty is the most important temple in the world.  On October 16, 2014, the 27th World Buddhist Association was held in Famen Temple, Baoji. At the 2018 China Northwest Tourism Marketing Conference and Tourism Equipment Exhibition, it was shortlisted for the "Magic Northwest 100 Scenic Spots".
The largest temple, it is extraordinary! It is worth recommending, 2020 Xi’an Fufeng Famen Temple Zhenshen Pagoda has a sense of Hong Er Miaozhen 2020.9.8. All beings look deep into the Dharma and return to the Great Enlightenment Body; the relics of the ancient temples reappeared, but the tower bells sounded quietly. I feel that the tortoise bears the inscription, and the Buddha in the underground palace protects all living beings. I traveled all over the world and made my long-cherished wish, and my Zen heart returned to Buddhism. 🙏🙏🙏