Chongsheng Temple (Yunnan)

Chongsheng Temple, (simplified Chinese: 崇圣寺; traditional Chinese: 崇聖寺; pinyin: Chóngshèng Sì, also known as SanTa Si or Tianlong Si[citation needed]), is a Buddhist temple near the old town of Dali in Yunnan province, southern China. The Three Pagodas are part of the complex.

Chongsheng Temple
Chong Shen Monastery.jpg
Parts of Chongshen Temple as seen from Daxiong Hall
Location Dali, Yunnan, China
Geographic coordinates25°42′27″N 100°08′33″E / 25.70750°N 100.14250°E / 25.70750; 100.14250Coordinates: 25°42′27″N 100°08′33″E / 25.70750°N 100.14250°E / 25.70750; 100.14250

It was once the royal temple of the Kingdom of Dali, originally built in the 9th century. At its height, the temple included 891 rooms, 11,400 Buddhist iconographies, three pavilions, and seven buildings. The temple was severely damaged by earthquakes and conflict during the rule of the Qing Dynasty, but was later rebuilt in 2005.[1]

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  1. ^ "中国佛门最壮观寺院 九位帝王曾在此出家". Retrieved 17 August 2019.

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