Videos about Buddhist, China

Beautiful Mount EMei (EMeiShan 峨眉山) from the air

The first Buddhist temple in China was constructed here in SiChuan province in the 1st century A.D. The addition of other temples has turned Éméi Shān into one of Buddhism's holiest sites and is one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China.

All in all, there are now seventy six Buddhist temples and monasteries, most of them located near the mountain top.

The first two films focus on the most well-known - the Golden Summit and the 48 meters tall statue of Samantabhadra, known in Mandarin as PǔXián PúSà 普賢菩薩.

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The temples and natural landscape around Mount EMei 峨嵋山 and LeShan Giant Buddha 乐山大佛

A beautiful film of the scenic area around ÉMéiShān and LèShān Dàfó, SìChuān province.

Mount EMei is one of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China on which there are nearly 70 Buddhist monasteries.

At 71 meters (233 feet) in height, LeShan Giant Buddha is the largest stone Buddha in the world.

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LeShan Giant Buddha 乐山大佛, Mount Emei 峨眉山 Scenic Area

The LeShan Giant Buddha 乐山大佛 is located in SiChuan province and is a 233 foot tall stone statue constructed during the Tang Dynasty.

Emei Shan (3,100 meters / 10,200 feet) is one of the four Chinese Buddhist sacred mountains.

Emei Shan is UNESCO World Heritage Site (together with the Leshan Giant Buddha) : "...an area of exceptional cultural significance as it is the place where Buddhism first became established on Chinese territory... The first Buddhist temple in China was built on the summit of Mount Emei in the 1st century CE."

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NanShan Temple (NanShanSi) 南山寺, SanYa, HaiNan Island

This temple in south China is actually new; it was opened in 1988 to commemorate two thousand years of Buddhism in China.

NanShan Temple has a total area of 40,000 square meters and contains several Tang dynasty replicas. It is located 40 kilometers west of SanYa city.

Nearby lies the GuanYin of the South Sea of SanYa 南山海上观音圣像, a 108-meter (354 foot) statue of GuanYin. The statue has three aspects; one side faces inland while the other two face the South China Sea, to represent blessing and protection both of China and the whole world.

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The YunGang Grottos 云冈石窟

The caves, full of beautiful Buddhist art, are located near DaTong in ShanXi province, north east China (west from Beijing), and date from the 5th century.

Buddhism came to this area via the northern Silk Road that linked Xi'An with Kashgar

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A beautiful selection of traditional Chinese music

LongQuan Temple 龙泉寺路, north west of BeiJing city - video

Dragon Spring Temple (龙泉寺路), near FengHuangLing Nature Park. How to get there: subway line 4 to BeiGongMen (North Gate of the Summer Palace), then bus 346 to FengHuangLing (Phoenix Ridge Park, the final stop), a bus ride of about 12-14km.

DunHuang 敦煌, GanSu province : along the old Silk Road

Explore the beautiful ancient town and surrounding sand-dunes and Buddhist caves with Sticker Travel. The second film shows the Silk Road DunHuang Hotel. DunHuang lies at the eastern end of the old northern Silk Route, from the ancient capital of Xi'An westwards to Kashgar in XinJiang province. The Great Wall was extended westwards to here around 120 BCE during the Han dynasty (202 BCE - 220 AD). During the Han and Tang dynasties, in particular, it was an important point of communication between China and central Asia.

The Putuo ZongCheng Temple 普陀宗乘之庙 in ChengDe 成德

The Putuo ZongCheng Temple in ChengDe, HeBei province, is a Qing dynasty Buddhist temple. The complex was constructed between 1767 and 1771 during the reign of emperor QianLong (1735–1796). It is located just north of the ChengDe Mountain Resort. Along with the equally famed Puning Temple, it is one of the Eight Outer Temples of ChengDe (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). The temple was modeled after the Potala Palace in Tibet. The temple complex covers a surface area of some 220,000 square meters, making it one of the largest in China. The Mountain Resort in ChengDe 避暑山庄 (BìShǔ ShānZhuāng literally means "Mountain Villa for Avoiding the Heat") was an imperial get-away. Built between 1703 and 1792 during the Qing dynasty, the vast Mountain Resort covers a total area of 5.6 square kilometers (2.2 square miles) and is surrounded by a mini 'Great Wall', which one can walk. It contains a variety of gardens, pagodas, temples and palaces representing the styles from various regions of China.

The MaiJiShan Grottoes 麦积山石窟, TianShui, GanSu province

The MaiJiShan Grottoes are filled with thousands of Buddhist sculptures. These were carved from the Wei dynasty to the Song dynasty by Buddhist monks who first came here via the North Silk Road. The grottoes are close to TianShui, which is the second largest city in GanSu province in central China, with a population of approximately 3.5 milion. The city lies along the route of the ancient Northern Silk Road by the Wei River, through which much of the trade flowed between China and the West. The Qin state, the founding dynasty of China, arose in this part of China.

YongHeGong 雍和宫 Lama Temple, BeiJing - video

YongHe Lama Temple dates from 1722 (Qing dynasty). Emperor QianLong conferred it with imperial status and its roof tiles were changed to those with the imperial golden yellow color. The monastery became home to many Tibetan monks and eventually it was declared the National Center of Lama Administration. It is open to the public in the afternoons. The nearest subway station is YongHeGong (lines 2 and 5). Among the many fascinating features is the impressive 26 metre tall statue of the Maitreya Buddha that was carved from a single trunk of White Sandalwood.

Incense and candles, at BaDaChu 八大处, BeiJing

BaDaChu, 'Eight Great Sights', is a park comprising a number of Buddhist temples and nunneries, some still active, on the slopes of the Western Hills on the edge of Beijing city. Though not as high as XiangShan, and not reaching the mountain top, it is still an energetic climb to the top site. The forested hillside valleys, with many ancient trees, adds much to the enjoyment here; a nice place for a gentle hike in the countryside.

The LeShan Giant Buddha 乐山大佛

In SiChuan province. The Giant Buddha, which is around 70 meters in height, was carved from the cliff face during the Tang dynasty (618 - 907). It took 90 years to complete. At 3,100 meters (10,170 feet), the nearby Mount EMei is the highest of the four sacred Buddhist mountains in China and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Scenes at YongHeGong Lama Temple, Beijing - video

A lively Buddhist temple in central Beijing ...

TanZheSi 潭柘寺 Buddhist temple - an ancient beauty

Set in the mountains an hour west of BeiJing, TanZhe Si is a wonderfully peaceful place. There is a saying - 'First there was TanZhe Si, then there was Beijing'.

GuangXiao Temple in GuangZhou - video

A Buddhist temple.

Buddhist cave shrines - video

At DunHuang, YunGang and LongMen ...

JiuHua Shan 九华山, AnHui province - video

With a number of Buddhist temples.

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