Chongsheng Temple

Chongsheng Temple is located one kilometer in north of the Ancient City of Dali in Yunnan Province, on the shore of Erhai Lake. Chongsheng Temple is famous for the Three Pagodas, which also known as "Dali Three Pagodas"; it is one of China's famous pagodas, and was listed as national key cultural relics protection units in 1961.

Chongsheng Temple Dali Yunnan China

Chongsheng Temple is located in the south of the Xuefeng Phoenix Mountain, created in the Tang Dynasty (870), its originator was Tang Dynasty monk. After the completion of Chongsheng Temple and Three Pagodas, the temple once was strong incense. Ming Dynasty (1368~1644 ) Li Yuanyang rebuilt the temple, there were "three court, seven floor, nine temples, one hundred buildings.” At that time the temple has five treasures: three towers, giant bell, rain copper Guanyin, sermon song monument and Buddha park plaque.

After thousands of years of vicissitudes and the wind and rain erosion, Chongsheng Temple was destroyed during the reign of emperor Xianfeng (1851-1861) in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), while the Three Pagodas stands firmly in the temple. After the founding of People's Republic of China, the government attaches great importance to protecting Three Pagodas, and took a large-scale maintenance in 1978, which discovered more than 600 pieces Buddhist relics in the Kentucky seat of Chihiro.

Dali Chongsheng Temple

Then, during 1978 to 1980, the State Administration of Cultural Heritage allocated funds to comprehensive maintenance the Three Pagodas, which found nearly seven hundred Buddhist relics. In 2002, it is the onwards and massive reconstruction of Chongsheng Temple, the new building set the essence of Dali building characteristics in Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties, according to primary and secondary three axes, planning and construction. The entire antique architectural community occupies about 8 acres, with a building area of 21,000 square meters.


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