Shanhua Temple Picture

Shanhua Temple is well known for its history and architectural style…

Shanhua Temple is well known for its history and architectural style. The temple, originally built in Liao Dynasty (907-1125AD) and rebuilt in Jin Dynasty (1115-1234AD), it has become the most complete group of architectures of the Liao and Jing Dynasties in China. It underwent further expansion and renovation in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1911 AD). Today, the temple proper is a good manifestation of the traditional Chinese architectural philosophy, with most of the buildings located in careful symmetry and all the main constructions standing along a north-south axis. The temple looks very spiritual and solemn. Only a Five-Dragon Screen made from a colored glaze adds a trace of cheerful atmosphere…

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