Of the many attractions in Xian the most famous are the Huangdi Mausoleum, the Huashan Mountains, Hanyang Tomb, Shaanxi History Museum, Ancient City Wall, Small Wild Good Pagoda, Great Mosque, Forest of Stele Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Green Dragon Temple.
Located about 2 miles away from downtown Xian, the Green Dragon Temple is a good attraction to see. Originally built in 528, this temple has remained throughout the ages. It was during the Tang Dynasty that Buddhism gained vast popularity in China, and the Green Dragon Temple played a pivotal role during this era. Many monks came to Xian during this time to study and learn Buddhism at the Green Dragon Temple. In 1086 the temple did go through some destruction but in 1963, the remains were resurrected.
Today, what remains of the temple are simple shrines and pagodas that are highlighted by beautiful cherry blossom trees that come to bloom in Spring. All built according to the Tang architectural style, the Green Dragon Temple is an excellent site that is rich in history and calming to the senses.
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