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Jinci Temple

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Jinci, the ancient Buddhist temple, is situated at the source of the Jin River by Xuanweng Mountain 25 kilometers southwest of Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province. It has a history of over a thousand years. The temple was built to memorialize Tang Shu Yu, a prince during the Zhoudynasty who lasted from 1122 to 771 BC. The large Hall of the Holy Mother is a homage to Shu Yu's mother and houses a large statue of her surrounded by 44 life size terracotta assistants.

The main buildings are spread along the central axis from east to west. They are the Shuijing Platform, the Jinren Platform, the Huixian Bridge, the Bell and Drum Towers, the Duiyue Hall, the Xian Hall, the Yuzhao Feiliang that is Fish Pond and Flying Girder Hall and the Shengmu Goddess Mother Hall. All these buildings are in compact and strict structures of a temple in a sense, but it is also a royal garden from another viewpoint.

Jinci Temple is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in China. It is worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place will leave a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justify the proud cultural tradition of China.

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