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Linggu Temple

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The Linggu or Soul Valley temple was originally founded in 514 by the Liang dynasty and later moved to the present site under the orders of emperor Hongwu in 1381. Lying 2 kilometer or 1 mile east of the Sun Yatsen Mausoleum, it was once a sprawling monastic complex where Buddhist monks studied in seclusion.  Unfortunately, most of the temple was destroyed in the 19th century Taiping rebellion.
The complex is famous for the Beamless Hall, a 22 meter or 72 feet high brick building constructed in 1381 and unlike most Chinese buildings, it is built entirely of masonry, without a single beam or inch of wood. The hall originally housed Buddhist sutras before the Taiping rebels converted it into a fortress, and today it is an exhibition hall. Originally a shine to the Amitabha Buddha, it was converted in 1928 into a shrine for the 33,000 soldiers killed in Chiang Kai-Shek's northern expedition to reunify the country.
There are also other pavilions and pagodas to visit in this active temple. The Linggu pagoda is another notable structure.  Built in 1928, it also commemorates the soldiers killed in the national revolution.  It is a reinforced concrete and wood structure nine stories tall.  Tourists can climb to the top on a spiral staircase.

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