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Xichan Temple

Introducing Xichan Temple, Xichan Temple Guide, Xichan Temple Muslim Travel Guide.
Article from China Tourism Information
Edited by Sharleen

Covering an area of more than 40 square kilometers, the Xichan Temple, which was built in 867 AD during the Tang Dynasty, is located due west of Fuzhou City, just beyond Fuzhou University. The Xichan Temple boasts a collection of jade statues of the Buddha brought from Myanmar displayed in the Jade Buddha Hall. Sitting by the hills of Yi Mountain, legend has it that it was the place where a man called Wang Ba cultivated himself according to religious doctrine and joined the immortal.

The seated Buddha is 2.95 meters tall, while the reclining one measures 3.7 meters in length. Xichan Temple enjoys the longest history among the five Fuzhou Buddhist temples. In 1983, the China State Council designated it as the National Key Buddhist Temple in the Han Nationality Districts.

Xichan Temple is one of the 5 ancient Temples built around the city of Fuzhou and its current name, which literally means "West Temple", indicates its location. However, the Temple came under several different names through the centuries, some of them being Qingchan Temple, Yanshou Temple and Changqin Temple.

Besides ancient and modern structures the Temple is also famous for its many and beautiful litchi trees. You need to give this place at least 2-3 hours to get a glimpse of its 36 Halls, Pagodas and Temples. But if you do have more time, half a day would be the proper amount of time to walk around the whole complex and unlock its secrets.

Quick Facts on Xichan Temple

• Name: Xichan Temple
• Location: Downtown Fuzhou
• Phone: +86-591-87672397
• Best Time to Visit: June to August
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 3 Hours
• Opening Hours: 07:00-18:00
• Admission Fee: CNY 20

 

 

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