Yongquan Temple

Yongquan Temple

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Yongquan Temple

Introduction: Introduction:Yongquan Temple is located at the foot of the White Cloud Peak of Gushan Mountai..

Tickets:Fee and Opening Hour:Ticket:  40 Yuan, yearly 50 yuan. (including Gushan scenery scenic..

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Yongquan Temple Introduction

Introduction:
Yongquan Temple is located at the foot of the White Cloud Peak of Gushan Mountain, 455 m. above sea level. Built in the Five Dynasties (908), it comes first o­n the list of the five Buddhist temples in Fuzhou and still preserves large and middle-sized palaces and temple halls today. The name was given due to the Luohan spring in front of the temple gushing out of the earth. there are three invaluable state treasures being housed in the temple--. the pottery pagodas with a thousand Buddhas, the ocean-bed wooden altar table and the Buddhist scripture printed with an ancient printing plate. There are "three irons" (iron tree or sago cycas, iron pot and iron wire wood) which are in the temple as well.
The Spring-gushing Temple was initially built during year Kaiping , post Liang dynasty in Five Dynasties with the primary name "the house for prime minister". In song dynasty, it was endowed the name "Spring-gushing monastery of Baiyun summit "and changed to "Spring-gushing Temple"in Ming dynasty. In Qing dynasty, the emperor Kangxi awarded the golden paint tablet o­n which "spring-gushing temple" was written by himself. The present temple primarily maintained the construction style in Ming and Qing dynasty.
  The best season to visit Qingyun Mountain is winter, by then the sun is bright, trees are green, you can enjoy the southland scenery, especially for the northern visitors.

Yongquan Temple Features

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  Yongquan temple collects a number of sutras,  The attic, for storing canons, preserves nearly 10,000 Buddhist classic printing plates from the Ming Dynasty o­nward. This is the second treasure found in the temple. The third being 657 copies of classics written by brilliant monks through the ages. The monks pricked their own fingers and wrote the classics with their blood. Specially, the “dafangguangfohuayanjingshulunzuanyao” is a representative Buddhist studies work in china ancient time.
   The name was given due to the Luohan spring in front of the temple gushing out of the earth. The Spring-gushing Temple was initially built during year Kaiping , post Liang dynasty in Five Dynasties with the primary name "the house for prime minister". In song dynasty, it was endowed the name "Spring-gushing monastery of Baiyun summit "and changed to "Spring-gushing Temple"in Ming dynasty. In Qing dynasty, the emperor Kangxi awarded the golden paint tablet o­n which "spring-gushing temple" was written by himself. The present temple primarily maintained the construction style in Ming and Qing dynasty.
    After the People’s Republic of China had been established, the People’s government attach importance to the Buddhism historic building rpotection and maintenance work of Yongquan temple. In 1983, the temple was determined for the national key temple by State Council and was given to the Buddhism association to manage and use. Monks concentrate o­n nazariting here.
     Since the Ming and Qing Dynasties , many famous monks abbess in Yongquan temple, for example, Yongjue,Weilin, Guyue, Xuyun, Yuanyin and so o­n. In Qing Dynasty last years, Miaolian rabbi go abroad to solicit money in order to repair the temple, he built the Jile Temple in Bincheng. During the Guyue rabbi abbessed the temple, he leaded the monks to restore the temple, make the temple prevail in that time. In 1929, the famous monk Xuyun was invitated by linsheng to abbess the Yongquan temple. He leaded all the monks to inspired the ancestor spirits. First , he established the meditation roon rule. Second , he organized the Gu Mountain buddhism college, invited the famous monks to master the lectures to bring up buddhism talented preson. Third , he reorganized the buddhist literature collected in Yongquan temple.There are about 25 halls around the Prime Hall in which the gods is not in Indian clothing but in Chinese o­ne. In the back of the hall, there is Tri-god statue, which is about 1.15 tons. In its prime, there were over 1,500 monks in the Yongquan Temple.
  The "pottery pagodas" refer to the pair of pottery pagodas standing before the temple o­n both sides. The pagodas were made in 1082 (the Song Dynasty) and are 7 meters high. They're octagonal in style with nine stories. A total of 1038 statues of Buddha were molded in them, 72 of them are found o­n the eaves with 72 pottery bells hanging. This kind of creation is seldom seen in China and therefore, considered very valuable. They are the pride of the temple and protected as state treasures.

Yongquan Temple Tickets

Fee and Opening Hour:
Ticket:  40 Yuan, yearly 50 yuan. (including Gushan scenery scenic spot area and Yongquan Temple)
Opening hour : 9:00 to 18:00

Yongquan Temple Transporation

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 You can drive car to the entrance of the temple directly , or by cable car or by foot using the 2,145 steps, about 3,500m long.

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