The Baoguang Temple is one of Chengdu’s most famed attractions, as it is situated approximately 18 km north of the city in the Sichuan province. When you are in the city, a visit to this splendid temple will enhance a stay at a sumptuous Chengdu hotel such as the Millennium Chengdu. Its luxury interiors and friendly hospitality makes it a fine hotel in Chengdu to host your stay.
Built during the Tang Dynasty, the Baoguang Temple is steeped in history and significance. It boasts the Arhat Hall that dates to the Qing era and contains 500 perfectly sculpted clay figurines of arhats, each measuring 2 metres high. Amongst the temple’s treasures, visitors will come across a Buddha statue made of white jade from Burma, and an exquisite engraved stone tablet. The temple of the pagoda is an impressive square structure, towering 13 floors high, and measures around 30 metres tall. The roof of the pagoda features gold plating, and the structure is decorated with four images of the Buddha inlaid with gold on each corner of every floor. A monument saturated with historical and cultural import, it must be visited when your travels bring you to the region.
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