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Qixia 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.
The Qixia Temple is one of popular tourist attractions in China and is admired for the cultural related notion that it has sustained. Located in the Qixia Mountain about 25 kilometers to the east of the city, the Qixia temple owes its origin back to the 5th century. The temple is also one of the important and earliest monasteries that still enjoy a reputation as active center for worship.
As the headquarters of the Jiangsu branch of the Chinese Buddhist Association, the Qixia Temple has an extensive library of more than 7,200 volumes of Buddhist scriptures. Behind the temple there are over 500 Buddha sculptures carved into the niches of the thousand Buddha cliffs. There is also a Stupa with beautiful carvings depicting the life of the Sakyamuni Buddha.
Even though Qixia Temple meant partial loss of its tourist profile due to urbanization, some features of its past times of splendor still remain. It also enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers, and is one of the most visited places in China.

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