Guangyan Monastery

Authors: Go Chengdu

2018-10-26

Guangyan Monastery has a history of more than 1, 600 years and is located at a reclusive, tranquil site tucked away in a dense forest.


Guangyan Monastery

Guangyan Monastery is located in Chongzhou in western Chengdu. The monastery with a history of more than 1, 600 years is a reclusive, tranquil site tucked away in a dense forest. The name of this old monastery, on the plaque at the main entrance, is the handwriting by Emperor Kangxi, the most eminent ruler in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

Buddhist and Taoist cultures

Daci Monastery in downtown Chengdu, very close to Chunxi Road, was first built during the Wei and Jin dynasties about 1,600 years ago, with its cultural height during the Tang and Song dynasties, when it gained the reputation as “the largest Buddhist congregation” in China and occupied a far greater area than its size of today. The monastery houses a large number of relics and was the place for the monkhood initiation of Xuanzang (602-664), a Buddhist monk, traveler and translator of Buddhist classics.

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