Chongqing Arhat Temple

Chongqing Arhat Temple, Chongqing Attractions, Chongqing Travel GuideThe ancient Buddhist monastery Arhat Temple, which is in the busiest downtown area of Chongqing, a key Buddhist temple in the Han people region, is a historic site protection unit of the Municipal level. The Arhat Temple takes its name from 700 life size and vivid Arhat statues in the temple, formerly know as Zhiping Temple as first built in the North Song Dynasty. It was changed to the current name when the Arhat hall was built in Qing Dynasty. There are also treasured 400 Buddha statues engraved in ancient time. During the Anti-Japanese War and the Ten Years Upheaval (1966-1976), the temple was ruined for the second time. The present Arhats were molded in spring of 1986. Now the construction works of the Depositary of Buddhist Texts and the Meditation Room have just been finished, and the carving and molding are under way.

If you visit the temple, you will first see the Four Guardians of the World, the Stele Kiosk of the Ming Dynasty, the ancient Buddhist cliff inscription of the Northern Song Dynasty, then stepping into the Temple proper and climbing some stairs you will view the imposing Sakyamuni Hall, and lastly you will visit the Depositary and the meditation room.

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