Videos about temple, China

XianYuFeng 仙宇峰 ‘Sky’ Temple, GuiZhou

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The Three Pagodas of ChongSheng Temple 崇圣寺三塔, DaLi, YunNan

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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 White Horse Temple, LuoYang 洛阳, HeNan province

LuoYang is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China.

The White Horse Temple, BáiMǎSì 白马寺, was founded in 68 AD with the main building seen today dating from the Ming (1368 - 1644) and Qing (1644 - 1912) dynasties.

The temple is a 30 minute bus (No. 56) ride from LuoYang railway station.

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EMei Shan 峨眉山, SiChuan province, in Ultra HD / 4K

Emei Shan (Emei Mountain, 3,099 m / 10,167 ft) is one of the four Chinese Buddhist sacred mountains.

Emei Shan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (together with the nearby LeShan Giant Buddha) as "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 ... Mount Emei is also notable for its exceptionally diverse vegetation, ranging from subtropical to sub-alpine pine forests. Some of the trees there are more than 1,000 years old."

Included in this beautiful film : the summit of Mount Emei, WanNian Si Temple, QingYin Ge and BaoGuo Si Temple.

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Mount JiuHua 九华山 in the snow

JǐuHuá Shān, 'Nine Glorious Mountains', is one of the four sacred mountains of Chinese Buddhism. Located in AnHui province, it is famous for its rich landscape and ancient temples. A beautiful film ...

Beautiful DaLi 大理, YunNan province

Picturesque DaLi is located in YunNan province, south China, about 300 kilometers (185 miles) northwest of the provincial capital, KunMing. DaLi is surrounded by the CangShan mountains to the east, west and south, with ErHai Lake to the north. In this part of YunNan one can find 25 ethnic minorities (primarily the Bai people), which has created a unique cultural heritage bringing a charm to everyday life and a wide range of festivities. Famous attractions include the Butterfly Spring and the Three Pagodas of ChongSheng Temple. DaLi is also known for its highly prized marble, known as DaLi Stone. The old town is quite separate from the new city (called XiaGuan) and many buildings here, including the city walls and moat, date from the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). DaLi is a 20 minute flight from KunMing (75 minutes from ChengDu and ChongQing). There are also flights to ShangHai, BeiJing, ShenZhen, GuangZhou and GuiYuan. By rail, DaLi is connected to KunMing and LiJiang. 风景如画的大理位于云南省南部中国,约300公里的省会,昆明西北(185哩)。 大理是由苍山群山环绕,东,西,南,与洱海北部。在这部分云南人能找到25个少数民族(主要是白族人),这创造了一个独特的文化底蕴带来的魅力,日常生活和各种庆祝活动。 著名景点包括蝴蝶泉和崇圣寺三塔。大理也以其如获至宝大理石,被称为大理石。 老城区,距离新城区(称为下关)和许多建筑在这里,包括城墙和护城河,日期从明朝(1368-1644)完全分离。 大理距离昆明有20分钟的飞行(从成都和重庆75分钟)。也有航班到​​上海,北京,深圳,广州和桂圆。通过铁路,大理连接昆明和丽江。

Temples and monastries of Tibet 西藏, China

Beginning with the Potala Palace in Lhasa, which lies at an altitude of 3,700 meters / 12,000 feet. Construction began in 1645. The second video shows Jokhang Temple, said to be the most sacred; it dates from the 7th century.

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.

DaZhaoSi (Jokhang Temple), Lhasa - video

DaZhaoSì, also called the Jokhang Temple or Tsuklakang, is located by Barkhor Square in Lhasa. For most Tibetans it is the most sacred and important temple in Tibet. It is in some regards pan-sectarian, but is primarily of the Gelug school of Buddhism. The temple's architectural style is a mixture of Indian vihara, Chinese Tang dynasty and Nepalese design. DaZhaoSì was founded during the reign of king Songsten Gampo. According to tradition, the temple was built for the two brides of the king, Princess Wencheng of the Chinese Tang Dynasty and Princess Bhrikuti of Nepal. Both wives are said to have brought important Buddhist statues and images from China and Nepal to Tibet as part of their dowries, and they were housed here. Many Nepalese artists worked to construct this temple. During the Bon period of Tibet the temple was (and sometimes still is), called the 'Tsuklakang' (Tsulag Khang) — 'House of Religious Science' or 'House of Wisdom.' The term tsuklak refers to the 'sciences' such as geomancy, astrology, and divination which formed part of the pre-Buddhist shamanistic religion now referred to as Bon. It is more commonly known today as the Jokhang, which means the 'House of the Buddha'. Along with the Potala Palace, it is probably the most popular tourist attraction in Lhasa. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace," and a spiritual centre of Lhasa. (Wikipedia)

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.

A visual guide to ShangHai 上海

A beautiful mix of video and stills ... Places featured include: ShangHai PuDong Airport, Magnetic Levitation Train - Maglev, the Bund, Bund sightseeing tunnel panorama, PuDong Financial District, Oriental Pearl Tower, WFC World Financial Center Tower, JinMao Tower, NanJing Road by night, World Financial Center Tower Observatory, night view of skyscrapers, Sky Arena 94th floor, People's Square, Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Shanghai Museum, Jade Buddha Temple, LongHua Pagoda, YuYuan Market, Yu garden, Tea House, HongQiao railway station, bullet train.

PuTuo Mountain 普陀山, ZheJiang province

With CCTV's Travelogue. PǔTuóShān is one of many mountain islands south east of ShangHai, and one of the four sacred mountains in Chinese Buddhism. It can be reached by boat from NingBo or ShangHai, or by plane from BeiJing and ShangHai. There are sandy beaches at the shoreline and about 30 temples on the mountain, plus a 30 meter tall statue of GuanYin, the Goddess of Mercy.

The Confucius Temple 孔庙 in BeiJing

The Temple of Confucius in Beijing (KongMiao) was where people could pay homage to Confucius during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) - and still today. The Temple of Confucius in Beijing was initially built in 1302 and additions were made during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It covers a total area of 22,000 square meters (5.4 acres). It is the second largest temple constructed for Confucius, ranking second only to the Temple of Confucius in QuFu, ShanDong Province, the hometown of Confucius. Today, the temple is a haven of tranquility with ancient cypress and juniper trees (one of the cypress trees is over 700 years old), halls, pavilions and stone steles. Take note of the green-tiled burner for silk and paper prayer offerings. The temple is connected with the Imperial College next door. Confucius was one of the greatest philosophers in ancient China, initially influenced by the philosophy of Lao Tzu, who advised a stable civil society based on self virtue and respect. The teachings of Confucius played a key role in imperial times and still play a part in Chinese culture today. Confucius was deeply concerned with how to cultivate good character, and then on the interaction of people in society. He felt it was important to lead by example and this influenced his interest in education, for which ethical development was the main goal. The influence of Taoism can be seen in Confucius' book 'Genuine Living', where he says, "Developing in accordance with one's own nature is called 'the way of self-realization'". Referring to his own way of learning, Confucius said "To hear much, select what is good and follow it" and "Study without thought is labor lost; thought without study is dangerous". Inside the temple one can see 198 stone tablets positioned on each side of the first courtyard, containing 51,624 names of scholars who had reached the rank of JinShi during the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. A JinShi is a successful candidate in the highest imperial examinations. There are also 14 stone stele pavilions of the Ming and Qing dynasties that detail precious historical information from ancient China. In the adjoining Imperial College are 189 steles on which are chiseled the 'Thirteen Classics'. This great work was achieved by just one man, Jiang Heng, a senior scholar at the time of emperor KangXi. It took him 12 years to complete cutting the 630,000 characters. The nearest subway station is YongHeGong (lines 2 and 5). From the YongHeGong Lama Temple entrance (south from YongHeGong subway station), cross the street and go straight ahead (westwards) through the colourful gateway, along the tree lined lane for a few hundred meters; the Confucius Temple will be on your right.

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.

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.

China tour to Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai - video

Places include the 10,000 Buddha Temple (ShaTin CheKung) in Hong Kong.

Scenes from BeiJing, Hong Kong and ShangHai - video

Places featured include the Forbidden City in Beijing and the Ten Thousand Buddha Temple in Hong Kong.

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'.

Some scenes from BeiJing 北京

Includes the Drum Tower, YongHeGong Lama Temple and the Confucius Temple ...

The Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai - video

The Jade Buddha Temple was founded in 1882 with two jade Buddha statues imported to Shanghai by sea from Burma. These two Buddhas were a sitting Buddha (1.95 meters tall), and a smaller reclining Buddha, representing Buddha's death. The temple now also contains a much larger reclining Buddha made of marble, that was donated from Singapore.

GuangXiao Temple in GuangZhou - video

A Buddhist temple.

A trip to YongHeGong 雍和宫 Lama Temple, BeiJing

The Giant Buddha at LingShan Temple near WuXi 无锡 - video

The Giant Buddha suddenly comes into view ... The second video takes a look around the temple and the third shows the fountains.

TanZheSi and JieTaiSi : ancient temples west of BeiJing 北京

An informative film, made in early March 2010; there is still snow on the ground. To see these temples at their best, visit between April and September when the mountains are green and the ancient trees give welcome shade from the heat. Fruit tree blossoms are abundant here in spring. One can take a local 'taxi' from one to the other along lovely winding roads through the hills.

Three lesser-known temples in and near Beijing

Those featured in this film : 1) FaYuan Temple in south Beijing. 2) CiShou Pagoda in north west Beijing (the only surviving part of the original temple; the grounds are now a park). 3) JieTai Temple (JieTai Si) west from Beijing, situated in beautiful mountains.

A guide to the Confucius Temple 孔庙, BeiJing

This peaceful temple lies a short distance west from YongHeGong Lama Temple.

HuaShan 华山 sacred mountain, near Xi'an, ShaanXi province

The world's most dangerous hike?? Don't look down! Don't panic - that route is an optional hike ;) The next video is about the place as a whole, including the cable car and Taoist temple : The National Park here is about a one hour drive from Xi'An.

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