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Guoqing Temple

Updated: 2019-04-10


Guoqing Temple in Juegang town, Rudong, Nantong, Jiangsu province [Photo/VCG]

Guoqing Temple, situated in Juegang town, Rudong, Nantong, Jiangsu province, boasts a history of more than 1,000 years.

It was originally built during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) by a famous monk named Xing Man, who was also the founder of Guoqing Temple at Tiantai Mountain in Taihzou, Zhejiang province.

The temple was destroyed in the 1960s and rebuilt in 1991 under the approval of the government of Nantong and Rudong county.

The temple is a tribute to Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism, Buddha Amitabha in the Western Paradise, and the Master of Healing.

It has more than 100 palace halls and Buddhist sutra mansions, making it a famous Buddhist site.


A Buddhist sutra mansion at Guoqing Temple in Rudong [Photo/VCG]


A pagoda at Guoqing Temple in Rudong [Photo/VCG]