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Liurong 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.
Liurong Temple was built in 537 AD and was given its present name by the writer and calligrapher Dongpo who lasted from 1037 to 1101 of the Song dynasty. When he visited the temple he admired the temple’s courtyard to such an extent that he right away wrote two characters liu rong 6 banyan trees slabs.
These steles can still be seen just inside the temple gates. The temple is well preserved and has a very striking 17 story pagoda, the Hua Ta or Flower which is 58 meters tall. The wooden pagoda was constructed in the 11th century and features carvings as well as balconies. In the central Huineng Hall there are 3 17th century massive bronze Buddha statues. The main hall of the temple enshrines three giant statues of Buddha constructed in the year 1663. Each of them is of six meters high and of 10 tons weight. They are the biggest bronze Buddha statues that exist in Guangdong.

Liurong 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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