"Yongqing Temple Travel Notes" Ancient Yun - "Southern Dynasty 480 Temple, how many buildings in the smoke and rain. " Yongqing Temple is one of them. Yongqing Temple is located at the south foot of Fenghuang Shanxi in Zhangjiagang City. It was built in the years of Chiwu in East Wu. So far, it has a history of more than 1500 years. Hangzhou Lingyin Temple and Jinshan Temple in Zhenjiang were equally famous. In front of the temple, a vermilion gate filled with a sense of age came into view, exuding a strong sense of simplicity, and the tall yellow wall added some stability and mystery to the temple. Stepping into Yongqing Temple, a breeze wrapped in aromatic vegetation gently passed, relaxed and happy. In the courtyard, the pattern of layout is scattered in different directions. No matter from which direction you look, it can form a picture. The first is the Heavenly King Hall, the first palace in Buddhist monasteries. The statue of Maitreya is enshrined in the center of the palace, sitting in front of the hall with a kind face. The ancient Ginkgo biloba on the west side of the temple was moved from the old site of Yongqing Temple. It has been more than a thousand years since then. It silently witnesses the vicissitudes of Yongqing Temple's history. Now it is a dead wood, with several gilded Buddha statues sitting on the top, where believers seek money. Then there is the Jade Buddha Hall, which is full of incense, vivid sculpture with its own characteristics, neat and uniform, dignified, giving people a sacred and inviolable sense of vision. When we came to the Buddhist Cultural Garden, we could see the overall pattern at a glance. Several golden Buddha statues in the garden were shining brilliantly under the sunshine, as if they were exuding the unique cultural charm of Buddhism. The commanding point in the garden is a statue of Guanyin carved from white jade of Han Dynasty, standing on the hillside. On the back wall are frescoes of Buddhist statues, vivid, neat handwriting, and a taste of Buddhist culture. Daxiong Palace is the core building of the whole monastery. It has great momentum and is also the place where monks concentrate on practicing in the twilight. The Buddha statues of Sakyamuni Buddha, our master, are worshipped in the hall of Daxiong. They are extremely luxurious. The statues around them are as solemn as the stars holding the moon. If Yongqing Temple is compared to a drawing, then I think the final Wenchang Pavilion is the finishing touch. Wenchang Pavilion is a nine-cornered three-storey pagoda-shaped building with three-storey eaves, unequal sides and nine corners, with many arches in each storey, curved fights and low warping angles. Its architectural style has local characteristics. The emperor Wenchang in the palace is the God of honor and position of scholars respected by Chinese people and Taoism. According to legend, Shi Naian once lived in seclusion in Wenchang Cabinet of Yongqing Temple and wrote "Water Margin" with relics. During the reign of Tianbao in the Tang Dynasty, Master Jianzhen, an eminent monk, made his last eastward journey to Japan to attend the temple. The Buddha said a sentence that I quite agree with - "life is made by oneself, life is created by one's heart, everything in the world is transformed; heart is fixed, everything is fixed, heart is unchanged, everything is unchanged. Li Cui
Since Yongqing Temple was built, it has been flourishing and abandoning several times. In 1958, it was completely destroyed and the monasteries were scattered, which made the ancient monasteries disappear for thousands of years. Since the implementation of religious policy since 1980, the people's government of Zhangjiagang City has approved the reconstruction of Yongqing Temple. In October 1993, the ceremony of "rebuilding the foundation of Yongqing Temple" was held. After six years of construction, it has taken shape. There are mountain gates, Tianwang Hall, Guanyin Hall, Gezang Hall, Bell Tower, Jade Buddha Hall, Daxiong Palace and Xianghua Bridge, Free Life Pool, Free Life Pavilion and other architectural attractions. Daxiong Palace is built on the hill with magnificent architecture. The Buddha statue in the hall is solemn, the sculptor is exquisite, the image is vivid and lifelike. Three Jade Buddhas invited from Myanmar are worshipped in the Jade Buddha Hall.
Yongqing Temple is located in Fenghuangshan, Zhangjiagang City. It was built in the years of Chiwu in East Wu. It has a history of more than 1500 years, and is one of 480 temples in Southern Dynasty. In the second year of Liang Datong (537 AD), it was expanded by Lu Xiaoben's house, which became famous. The temple is built with the Temple of Heavenly King, Maitreya, Daxiong Palace, Guanyin Palace, Three Saints Palace, Dongyue Temple, Guansheng Palace, Wenchang Pavilion, Tibetan Sutra Tower, Luohan Hall and Jinxiantanyuan, which are holy places for Buddhist pilgrimages to attend school. There are 16 statues of Arhat in the temple hall, which is the relative sculpture of Yang Huizhi, a famous statue of Tang Dynasty (half of the second Hall in the south of the Yangtze River). There are dozens of scenic spots inside and outside the temple, as well as the thousand-year-old birches, Bodhisattvas and natural stone wells known as "Sanju". In the twelfth year of Tang Tianbao (754 A.D.), the monk Jianzhen made his last eastward journey to Japan. At the invitation of Changda, the abbot of Yongqing Temple, he went to the temple to attend rituals before boarding a boat to Japan from Huangsipu.
The Yongqing Temple in the Phoenix Scenic Area of Zhangjiagang is very magnificent, but it seems that the flow of people is not large. Maybe we did not go to the first or fifteenth day of junior high school. There are not many people entering the fragrance, so it is quiet, but it should be the atmosphere of the Buddhist capital. When we went there that day, many places in the temple were maintained, so we didn't see it completely. Anyway, what we did was a citizen leisure card, which could be visited count Go for a walk later.
The temple is very atmospheric and the surrounding environment is very good. I asked for the signature, hoping to achieve it.
The scenery is very good, the work is very lovely, few people.
The temple is very big and very few people. It's a luxury version in a small city like Zhangjiagang.