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Potala Palace
Lhasa·China
4.7/5
13,516 Reviews
Temple
Historical Architecture
Potala Palace is a transliteration of Sanskrit and is also translated as Putuo. It originally refers to the residence of Guanyin Bodhisattva. The main buildings of the Palace are the White House and the Red Palace. The White House is the place where the Lama lives and conducts political activities. The Red Palace is the spiritual tower and temple of various Lamas. It is praised as one of the top ten greatest buildings in the world. The Potala Palace is a symbol of Tibet. It is the residence of the Lama’s Winter Palace and is also the center of Tibet’s political and religious unity.
Mount Hua
Huayin·China
4.7/5
22,663 Reviews
Mountain
Temple
Mount Hua(Huashan), one of China's five sacred mountains is located in Western China, in the territory of Huayin City, 120km away from Xi An. The mountain has five main peaks —a North, South, East, West, and Center. It has a Plank Walk located at South Peak that is considered by many to be one of the most dangerous hikes in the world. Hikers who challenge it will have to traverse paths made up of narrow planks of wood bolted to the side of a cliff, 2000 feet in the air. Even though there are harnesses attached to all hikers challenging the path, the experience is still one of the most thrilling on earth! Besides that, the mountain is also famous for its narrow pathways and steep stairways. If you are someone that is looking for a challenging hike, Huashan is definitely one of the toughest available out there. Just make sure that safety is your utmost priority. Watch your steps and stay alert during the hike!
Confucius Temple
Nanjing·China
4.4/5
11,766 Reviews
Temple
The Confucius Temple was originally built in the Song Dynasty to commemorate Confucius. It is located beside Gongyuan Street on the north bank of Qinhuai River. However the temple was destroyed and rebuilt several times. The current temple was rebuilt in 1987 after it was destroyed by Japanese Aggressors during WWII. Currently, the temple is the main scenic spot of the Qinhuai River Scenery. It also includes the China Imperial Examination Museum and Xue Gong (The Imperial Academy). At the Confucius Temple, you can admire a 6 meter high huge portrait of Confucius and 38 mural paintings reflecting the life story of Confucius.
Wuhou Shrine
Chengdu·China
4.4/5
11,239 Reviews
Temple
Wuhou Temple commemorates Zhuge Liang, the prime minister of the Shu Kingdom during the Three Kingdoms Period. When it was first constructed, it was adjacent to Liu Bei’s Han Zhao Lie Temple, but It was later incorporated into the Han Zhao Lie Temple during the Ming Dynasty and became a rare temple in China that commemorates both a ruler and his subordinates in a same compound. The cultural relics area is composed of Huiling Mausoleum, Han Zhaolie Temple, Wuhou Temple and Sanyi Temple. The main building is Wuhou Temple, which enshrines Liu Bei, Zhuge Liang and other heroes of Shu-Han Kingdom. Chengdu's famous landscape "Red Wall and Shadows of Bamboo" is also in the scenic area. Do take some photos when you are there!
Qingcheng Mountain
Dujiangyan·China
4.6/5
11,027 Reviews
Mountain
Taoist Temple
Qingcheng Mountain is dubbed as the "most quiet and secluded place in the world". It is the birthplace of Taoism and there are many Taoist temples to explore there. Qingcheng Mountain is divided into two parts: Qingcheng Front Mountain and Qingcheng Back Mountain. They require separate tickets. The Front Mountain is a place where Taoist culture and cultural relics are concentrated. Visitors talking about “Qingcheng Mountain” are often referring to the front mountain; Qingcheng Back Mountain is known for its natural scenery making it a good place for vacation and leisure.
Lingyin Temple
Hangzhou·China
4.6/5
9,896 Reviews
Temple
Lingyin Temple is a famous ancient Buddhist temple in Hangzhou. It has existed for 1700 years, hidden in the hills and surrounded by a tranquil environment. Due to its huge popularity, there is a constant stream of believers visiting the temple, especially in the early morning of the Lunar New Year's Day. It is said that Lingyin Temple is very auspicious, and Feilai Peak is famous for its relation to folk hero and famous Buddhist monk Jigong. Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty visited Lingyin Temple during his tours down south.
South Putuo Temple
Xiamen·China
4.6/5
4,906 Reviews
Temple
South Putuo Temple is located adjacent to Xiamen University, so you can enjoy both sites in the same day. The temple originated was built during the Tang Dynasty and was rebuilt by the Qing Emperor Kangxi. Because like Puji Temple on Putuo Mountain it was also dedicated to Guanyin, it was given the name South Putuo Temple. It is a Buddhist temple famous in southern Fujian and even across the whole country. This place is a must visit if you wish to pray. Behind the temple, you can find Wulao Mountain, one of the “Eight Major Landscapes” of Xiamen. Visitors are able to climb the mountain
Jokhang Temple
Lhasa·China
4.7/5
2,878 Reviews
Temple
Historical Architecture
The Jokhang Temple is the end of the pilgrimage for Tibetan Buddhists. Regardless of its geographical location or status, the Jokhang Temple is a Tibetan Buddhist shrine and center in the hearts of Tibetan Buddhists. It is extremely important in the history of Tibetan Buddhism. The Jokhang Temple has a long history. It was first built by the Tibetan king Songtsan Gambo. The treasure of the temple is the figure of a 12-year-old Sakyamuni brought by Princess Wencheng when she entered Tibet.
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