[Culture and Travel] Taiyuan Longquan Temple uses 65 tons of pure copper to create an imitation Tang palace

Longquan Temple

Backtracks are stories

Taishan is southwest of Taiyuan.

Looking up, the mountains are rugged, the mountains are everywhere, the green is dripping, the springs are flowing, the sound is dingling, the environment is elegant, and the scenery is beautiful.

The name "Taishan" first appeared in "Song Shu" written by Liang Yue, a scholar in the Southern Dynasty. According to legend, in the Five Dynasties, there were mountain people "Shi Gan Dang", known for their bravery in the Northern Han Dynasty, so they are famous. Even this mountain in which they lived became famous. mountain.

There is also a saying that it is said that the mountain view of Taishan looks like a big "Tai" from a distance, so it is named "Taishan".

Longquan Temple——

Longquan Temple is located on the mountainside of Taishan, 23 kilometers southwest of Taiyuan.

According to legend, its original name was Taishan Temple. It was only because there was no rain in the local area for a long time. When the local people and officials came here to pray for the rain, they found the spring water, thinking it was a miracle in heaven, so it was named "Longquan."

In May 2008, after more than a month of excavation, the expert dug a millennium stone letter near Longquan Temple in Taishan. The excavation by the relevant expert confirmed that it was the base of the stupa in the Tang Wuzhou period, and an underground palace was excavated under the base.

There is a stone letter inside the palace. The stone letter set contains gilt bronze bronze wooden cymbals, wooden cymbals gilt bronze cymbals, wooden cymbals silver cymbals, and golden coffin. There are five coffins in total. There are piles of granular objects inside, which should be relics.

The site is an early example of a stupa burial (yì mái) relic, and the earliest example of an existing burial palace.

The unearthed relics are of high grade, and provide material information for studying the production technology of Buddhism and gold and silver wares in the Tang Dynasty.

In May 2013, Longquan Temple was listed as the seventh batch of national key cultural relics protection units.

65 tons of pure copper creates an imitation Tang palace

At the end of 2018, the reconstruction of the stupa of the Longquan Temple in Taiyuan, Shanxi, China was nearing completion.

The Taishan scenic area project is mainly based on the architectural style of the Tang Dynasty. The Venus copper engineering ingenuity has created an antique architectural complex with rich culture, magnificent palaces and deep gardens. It has completed the copper-like decoration of the Tang-style stupa, the hexagonal copper pavilion, and the Buddha. Letai copper decoration project.

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Imitation Tang style stupa ground palace copper decoration

The Hangzhou Jinxing Copper Project is carefully made of the Tang Palace, the stupa in the palace, the shogunate arch, the wall murals, the entrance and exit, and the Buddha statues, all of which are made of copper. The amount of copper used is 65 tons.

Under the glittering lights, everywhere is brilliant.

When you step into the palace, you will see a bronze statue of a reclining Buddha with a sturdy posture and a peaceful face.

Go along the passage, under the floor tiles, murals all around, and the ceiling of the algal wells are made of copper. The magnificent Buddha's intentions are surrounded from all directions, as if entering the Buddhist paradise.

Located in the center of the palace, the relic Baohan Pavilion is a typical Tang-style architectural style.

The pavilion is 3.1 meters high, 1.4 meters long and 5.5 meters long.

The unearthed Buddha bone relic is stored in Baohan Pavilion, which is very precious.

The exquisite bronze sculpture murals on the wall of the palace are all derived from Buddhist stories and absorbed the style of Dunhuang murals.

Two frescoes of the Great Brahma and Emperor Shitian are located on both sides of the stupa.

The four parties are the four heavenly kings, namely the king of the kingdom in the east, the heavenly king in the west, the king of growth in the south, and the king in the north.

The four murals next to Sifang Tianwang are derived from "Dani Nirvana", which are the posthumous teachings, the best-returning source products, the machine-style turquoise products, and the sacred body silhouettes. It describes the process of the Buddha's final posthumous teaching, Buddha Nirvana, the Buddha body adjoining, and the relic distribution.

Looking up, there are exquisite bronze murals and Moi. The lotus-shaped ceiling is located in the center, with flying shapes on all sides, and there are wonderful birds on the outside, which are like rebounding lutes and fluttering wings. In addition to the wonderful bird, the artistic shape of the Eight Great Bodhisattvas is followed by a magnificent and magnificent Buddha country.

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Hexagonal copper pavilion

The hexagonal copper pavilion is 10 meters long and 15 meters high. It is a Tang-style hexagonal pavilion.

A comprehensive bronze architectural artwork made of all-copper, with a steel structure lining body and a bronze sculpture outer body.

In addition, the tower is inlaid with pearls in many places, which is dazzling.

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Fule copper platform

The Fule copper platform is 12.5 meters long and 10 meters wide. It is a copper building.

Nearly 130 square meters of copper floor tiles were laid on the platform, surrounded by more than 50 meters of copper railings, which were brilliant and attractive.

One point of piety, two points of curiosity, three points of exploration

Today, people look up to this thousand-year-old tower base, and feel the great achievements of religious art in the Tang Dynasty, and think about the prosperity and prosperity of the ancient city of Jinyang.

It's a wonderful life experience if you experience it in person.