The Baotong Temple stands as one of China’s oldest places of worship. Built between the years 420AD and 479 AD, the Baotong Temple boasts a history of over 1500 years. Today the site is one of China’s primary religious structures and displays traditional architecture from China’s historic past. Although the temple has been renovated profusely over the decades, it still exhibits beautiful unspoilt remains of ancient China.
The Baotong Temple is a treasure trove of attractions for within its walls you can find the famous three eyed spring and a collection of rare and unusual stones from the mountains of China. Surrounded by the temple is a plethora of trees making the site and its courtyard a paradise for the nature lovers. There is even a free captive animal pond within its boundaries that houses a number of interesting species.
The Holy Monk Bridge, Main Hall, East and West Hall, Jeoilyn Place and Founder Palace are among some of the religious attractions here. Each place has a purpose and comes with an interesting number of tales and stories that are sure to fascinate the curious explorer. When visiting the temple be sure not to miss the Hongshan Pagoda. Standing as the most remarkable structure at this site, it towers a height of 45.6 metres where the top of the tower is made completely out of 6.5 tonnes of pure copper. The pagoda was built in the year 1280 and has beautiful traditional Chinese art and carvings throughout its entire body. The Huyayon Hole, the beautiful white Dragon Spring, the magnificent Hoongshan Mountain, the ancient carved cliff and Fajie Place are all must see spots at this attraction that showcase exquisite beauty in structure and display.
Explore the rich historic monuments of this temple etched with beautiful influences of the Song, Ming and Yuan dynasties of China. After touring the temple and the city surroundings, unwind at Citadines Zhuankou Wuhan, a very popular Wuhan accommodation option. This hotel is well known for its delicious Chinese cuisines and luxurious surroundings making it one accommodation in Wuhan that affords you the best of traditional China.