Yes, it basically retains the original look of history. Jade Buddha is magnificent
Dinghui Temple is an ancient Zen temple with beautiful environment and built according to water. The temple gate faces north, which is rare in China. On the opposite side is Rugao Normal School, which was established earlier and is also a famous school. Dinghui Temple is very fragrant. Generally, if someone dies in a Gao family, they will go to the temple to ask some rules and dates. Most of the people who work for their ancestors also choose here. The morning tea outside the door is also very good. Many people come here to have morning tea all the year round.
The most noteworthy aspect of Dinghui Zen Temple is that its mountain gate faces north, which is very rare in temple architecture. It is said that the "Shuihuan Temple" landform decided to open the door northward. It used to be very convenient. Nantong Bus Station can go directly to Rugao Bus Station by bus. After getting off, it will go east. Then it will see a turntable. Then it will go to Rugao Teachers'College and you will see the temple.
Ancient temples of Sui Dynasty, green bricks and Dai tiles, have a long history. After expansion in recent years, the scale has been greatly expanded. It is a good place to purify the soul, educate human nature and relieve troubles. It is also a must-visit place for Rugao.
The gate opens in the north of the temple, which is very peculiar. The structure of the temple is also very special. Apart from the main hall of the Ming Dynasty, most of the other temples are retrofitted and are still being expanded. I don't know what will happen in a few years.
Dinghui Zen Temple was first built in the eleventh year of Kaihuang in Sui Dynasty (591 A.D.). It is a thousand-year-old ancient temple with unique architectural style. According to the biography of continuing eminent monks written by Tao Xuan monks in the Tang Dynasty, in November of the eleventh year of Sui Kaihuang, King Yang Guang of Jin Dynasty (later Emperor Yang of Sui Dynasty) set up a Thousand Monks'Club in Jincheng Hall of Yangzhou. Master Zhiyi, the actual founder of the Buddhist Tiantai Sect, was invited to teach Bodhisattva precepts in Yangzhou through such ways as Gao, Jiamao Temple, Dinghui Temple and a pagoda of seven levels.
Rare temples facing north in China are adjacent to Rugao Teachers'College for a hundred years.