4.5 based on 421 reviews
Consisting of five high plateaus, this area is one of China's four sacred Buddhist Mountains.
So many good reviews have already been written about this place so I will just write something different. The temple here is the base for Manjusri Buddha (Wen Shu Pussa, in Chinese) so the buddhism here is a cross between Mahayana and Tibetan Buddhism. As China is a communist country (which does believe in any religion) for sometime, much spirituality has been lost. Much of what you see here has been commercialized so do not expect to be enlightened. Instead of the pure philosophy of Buddhism, much of the practice here is to pray to the Gods for salvation and good fortune. Here, you will be certain to meet many Chinese tourists and many gift shops but nibbana will be hard to find.
4.5 based on 2 reviews
4.5 based on 17 reviews
Mongolian,Tibetan and Chinese Buddhists,both those ordained and laity, make journeys of pilgrimage to this treasure house of spiritual antiquity... Set in a valley enshrined with massive white Stupas and golden roofed temples,in which are housed ancient statues and texts the five peaks in the shape of a dragon are holding this sacred space within.To climb Dailuo peak( which can also be accessed by stout ponies or by ski lift), is an arduous but infinitely rewarding trek.after several hours of scrambling uo steep dusty slopes under crisp blue skies, I stood in the temple , listening to the flapping of prayer flags and rustling poplars,and felt that to be able to visit such a place was one of the trails truest rewards... Tuely a mountain with crystal peaks! Ann Hamilton
4 based on 18 reviews
This Temple contains the Sarira Stupa (50m tall) with embedded Buddha Relic inside. There are prayer wheels surrounding the whole Stupa. During Emperor Wanli's reign, the stupa was hived off from the Xian Tong Temple to create a separate temple for his mother the Dowager Empress Cisheng. Walk around the Stupa clockwise and spin the wheels.
4.5 based on 9 reviews
Small entry fee, small site it doesn't take long to get around. Highlight is the monks chanting at prayer times
4.5 based on 7 reviews
Lovely temple complex on top of steep hill. I took a shuttle bus up and walked down, 1000 odd steps. The temple is fantastic and you can take part in incence burning if you wish. Its a living monetary so dress respectfully and don't take pictures of monks or relics.
5 based on 6 reviews
Dieses Kloster liegt etwas außerhalb und wird vielleicht deshalb von weniger Besuchern angesteuert. Ich kann aber nur empfehlen, hierfür etwa 1 Stunde einzuplanen und durch die Höfe und Gebäude des Komplexes bis hinauf zum sehr alten Haupttempel zu gehen.
4.5 based on 5 reviews
The rough story goes something like this. This region faces drought frequently and the people suffered. So one day, Manjusri went to borrow a "cool stone" from the Dragon King to cool this region and bring rain. The Dragon King was unhappy and lost his cool. Then his Five Dragon Princes came here to retrieve the cool stone but were placated by the Manjusri Bodhisattva. So this temple is a place now where many people come to pray for rain and for their wishes to come true. Because of his ability to grant wishes, this temple is the most popular temple in Wutai. May 13 (Lunar) is the birthday of Wuye and is said to be the date where your dreams declared to Wuye are most likely to come true. While the entrance to the temple is free, if you wish to pray, you have to pay a high price for the incense. (RMB 100, 200, 300 etc) candles, etc. There are also many privateer that will accost you when you try to pray. They will assist you to light your incense and teach you to pray in the four directions. They will then ask for a very high service fee like RMB 300-1000. I tried to pay him RMB50 but we settled for RMB100. In other parts of Asia, such a temple (with such services) would typically be considered a Taoist Temple but here it is combined with Buddhist Gods and the chinese here has consummate skills in commercialising both Gods and Buddhas. If your wish were to come true, then you are required to return to the Temple within 3 years to offer your thanks. At this temple, and other temples, you can find offerings and donations from people (typically HongKies) whose wishes have been granted by the Five Dragon Prince (Wuye). May you have a fruitful trip here and experience the power of Wuye.
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