This temple is said to be founded during the Tianjin era (502-519) and in the reign or Liang’s Emporor Wu and also in the Southern and Nothern Dynasties period. Discover the serenity of this temple as the compound is filled with lush greenery and creates a tranquil environment for your soul. In the center of this compound, you will be able to spot the Mahavira Hall and a tower behind it. Furthermore, there are two bells currently being used at Hashan Temple, both of them which date back to the Qing Dynasty. In addition, there is a poem named ‘ A night Mooring near the Maple Bridge’, which described the midnight bell ringing of this temple, written by Zhang Ji had brought a fame to the temple due to the bells and the Buddhism culture. The bell of this temple is tolled on every Chinese New year in order to pray for happiness and safety and this festival lures huge crowds of locals and tourists as well.
Watch the unique Qing Dynasty architecture of this beautiful temple and roam around through its Sutra- Collection building or take a look at the five story’s Buddhism pagoda named the ‘Puming Pagoda’ which is the symbol of the temple and is about 42 meters high. You can also explore the exciting historical relics which are found in the temple. Some of these include the stone tablet inscription of the poem by Zhang Ji, the statue of Han Shan and also bronze statues of significant monks.
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