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Brief Information on Twin Pagoda Temple
Source:www.chinatouronline.com 2011-07-29 12:15:33

双塔寺

Twin Pagoda Temple

Also known as Yongzuo Temple, Twin Pagoda Temple, situated at the foot of a hill of southeastern Taiyuan, was built by an eminent monk called Fudeng by the order of the emperor in 1608 viz. the 36th year under Emperor Wanli’s reign. Due to the lofty twin pagodas, the temple is commonly referred to as the Twin Pagoda Temple. Facing north, the Twin Pagoda Temple was constructed on mountain, affording a good view for its superior position.

Currently, the existing temple complex is made of bricks and consists of the front, back and pagoda yards. In pagoda yard, the twin pagodas and two halls can be found. In back yard, the Mahavira Hall, Sansheng Hall (Hall of Three Sages), Hall of Abbot, etc. are located. In front yard, the charming peonies are widespread. Every time the flowering season comes, the front yard is thick with the perfume of peonies.

The main buildings in this Buddhist temple are the twin pagodas, both of which are 54.7 meters tall, have 13 stories, and lead to the tops via twisted ladders. Decorated with delicate dou gong of tile carving to support the splendid flying eaves, the Twin Pagoda Temple has become a must-visit site and the symbol of Taiyuan. Climbing the pagodas, the tourists can get a wide prospect of Taiyuan. Moreover, the temple also collects lots of rare steles containing the handwritings of renowned ancient calligraphers like Yan Zhenqing, Su Shi, Wang Xizhi, and Liu Zongyuan.

Chinese Pinyin: shuang ta si
 

Opening Times: 8:30-17:30
 

Ticket Price: CNY 25
 

Address: At the foot of a hill of southern Haozhuan Village, 4 kilometers from the downtown Taiyuan
 

How to Get to: By Bus 812 and 820 to the terminal.

Editor:Hao Junwen
    • Characteristics of the activity:Shehuo as a traditional performance art existent widely among the folks of the Central Jin has become a folk entertainment activity full of good wishes such as happy events, luck and blessing.
    • Noodle is a leader in Shanxi eating culture. The long history of Shanxi noodle culture has more than 200 years. It is common for housewives in Shanxi to cook more than ten kinds of noodle.
    • Characteristics of the activity:The ancient temple fair in the Jin Ancestral Temple has also become a day of worshipping the god. Location of the activity:Trade companies in all the counties in the suburbs of Taiyuan City
    • Characteristics of the activity:During the festival, large-scale Buddhist rituals, folk culture and arts activities and the mule & horse livestock trade fair are held.
    • Characteristics of the activity:When worshipping the kitchen god, the god should first be set up and then sumptuous food and wine are offered as a sacrifice. Cooking vessels, chopping blocks, bamboo containers are also set.
Your Plan
Day 01 Our guide will wait for you outside the baggage claim area at Taiyuan Airport ahead of your arrival. Then a comfortable private car will take you to Pingyao. On the way, you will visit the Qiao's Compound
Day 1: Beijing to Datong - Overnight Train Greet meeting at your hotel at night, and transfer to the Beijing Railway Station, take the overnight train K608 (23:36 - 06:21) or 2603 (23:47-07:01) from Beijing to Datong.
Attractions
Also known as Yongzuo Temple, Twin Pagoda Temple, situated at the foot of a hill of southeastern Taiyuan, was built by an eminent monk called Fudeng by the order of the emperor in 1608 viz. the 36th year under Emperor Wanli’s reign.
Standing 65.86 meters high, the Wooden Pagoda is not only the tallest but also the oldest wooden pagoda in China today. Compared with the renowned Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, the Wooden Pagoda in Yingxian County
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