Dating back to the 7th century is the impressive Zhaojue Temple, which is considered the penultimate temple of Zen Buddhism in the region. Visit this spiritual locale when you are in the city, and check into a luxury Chengdu hotel to experience the best of local hospitality, which you will find in ample amounts at the Millennium Chengdu which is reputed as an excellent hotel in Chengdu China.
The Zhaojue Temple saw extensive renovation during the early part of the Qing Dynasty, under the guidance of Po Sham, a famous Buddhist monk who oversaw the addition of elegant waterways and charming tree groves being installed within the temple grounds. Adding to the temple’s grandeur was a plaque bearing the title “Strict and Dignified Dharma Realm”. This idyllic temple is encased within lush green fields and ringed by mountains in the distance. As you stroll through the serene surroundings, you will be awed by the Octagonal Pavilion, the Hall of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, the Hall of the Heavenly Kings, the Mahavira Hall, as well as a special locality designed to house the Buddhist sutras (Holy Scripture). Over the past millennium, this sacred temple has birthed many monks of repute and facilitated numerous cultural exchanges between China and other nations. It is famed for its tranquil surrounds, as its grounds are more spread out than other the other temples in the city of Chengdu, so it presents an opportune locality to engage in some quiet inner reflection.
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