Xinzhou Pictures of Foguang Temple
Located in the Foguang New Village of Wutai County, Shanxi Province, Foguang Temple is a key historical site under the state protection. With a long history of over one thousand years, this temple is very famous for the numerous precious historical and cultural relics inside. As Foguang in Chinese means ‘Light of the Buddha’, this temple has also been well known in Asia as Buddha Light Temple. Great East Hall, which is the main building in the temple, was built in the year 857AD in the Tang Dynasty (618AD-907AD). It is the second oldest ancient construction in China with a complete wooden structure, only next to the main building of Nanchan Temple, which is also located in Wutai County and was built in 782AD. In Foguang Temple, the Tang Dynasty architectures, sculptures, mural paintings and tablet carving inscriptions have been known as the ‘four wonders’ of the temple, because of their high artistic, historical and cultural values. These China pictures are about Foguang Temple. Welcome to Foguang Temple in Xinzhou travel.