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West Garden 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.
West Garden Temple is positioned across the road from the Garden to Linger In. Together they were constructed by Xu Shitai during the Ming dynasty that lasted from 1368 to 1644. The garden was donated to the Buddhist group of people who built a temple on these nonviolent grounds. Visitors enter through grand gates that lead to the Main Hall of the Buddha and the Hall of Celestial Guardians. Inside these halls are painted clay sculptures of the four Heavenly Kings, 48 galleries containing five hundred wood sculptures of Buddha disciples and a thousand armed wooden statue of the Goddess of Mercy, Guanyin.
The West Garden Temple is a temple with precise arrangement and glorious halls. The clay statues displayed in the hall of 500 Buddhist Arhats are realistic with dissimilar facial expressions. The Life-Sparing Pond and the backyard in the western part of the temple make a characteristic landscape garden in the southern Yangtse Valley.
The West Garden 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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