China, also referred to as the ‘Far East’ is home to pleasing and enjoyable environs should you be pondering your next holiday destination with the family. From the iconic and impressive Great Wall of China which stands testament to the supremacy of the country in the good old days to the mist covered mountains from where one is afforded breathtaking vistas of neighbouring provinces, China is undoubtedly a treasure trove worth unearthing.
The picturesque surroundings that pan out to the sacred premises of Fuhu Temple must be visited for it ushers in a sense of peace and solace unparalleled to any other shine in the vicinity. Bathed in traditional rituals, the temple serves as an ideal place to learn of the local culture. Considered as one of the largest centres of Buddhism found on Mount Emei; Fuhu Temple was initially constructed during the time of the Tang Dynasty and was later renamed as the Shenlong Chamber when emperors of the Song Dynasty established their authority over China.
Fondly referred to as the ‘Crouching Tiger Monastery’, the premises received its present tile from the formation of a mountain found in close proximity to the shrine which denoted a shape of a tiger. Nestled deep in the heart of a thick jungle, a trek to the temple would leave you with a sense of satisfaction for the cool climes coupled with the tall canopies is sure to inspire you to absorb the atmosphere that is all too familiar.
Constituting 13 spacious halls, the shrine is home to many alluring architectural works that have been carved out in times past. The copper pagoda which reaches an impressive 7 metres in height is decorated in Buddhist texts and images that are quite beautiful to look at. Spread out over 13,000 square metres, Fuhu Temple also proudly projects a 17-storey bronze tower built during the Tang Dynasty on which around 4,700 Buddhist figures are engraved on it. However it is the ‘Precious Hall of the Great Hero’ that captures the attention of the ardent follower, having won fame as being the most important portion of this magnificent edifice.
Take time to explore this wonderful gift to Buddhism by first staying at a Sichuan hotel from where a visit to the area will be a thing of the past. Anantara Emei Resort & Spa, China which is rated amongst top-notch Emeishan hotels that you could reside in will offer you convenient access to this jewel in the Mount Emei area.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.