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Lingu Temple

The Linggu Temple, the Linggu pagoda and the Beamless Hall are situated on the eastern side of the Purple Mountain.

The Beamless Hall is a unique structure with only five columns but beams. The Hall was originally used to display Buddhist statues.

To the north of the Hall is the pretty Linggu Pagoda which affords great views of the surrounding countryside and the city in the distance. The pagoda is sixty meters high and was built in the 1930s.

The Linggu Temple itself is a very popular Buddhist Temple. Originally built in the Ming Dynasty but recently renovated, the Temple provides an insight into Chinese Buddhism and the everyday life of these monks. The Temple has a shrine which houses the skull of the Chinese monk who went to India to collect the Buddhist scriptures.

Source: Chinadiscover.net

Editor: Feng Hui

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