Guanyin Ancient Temple

Guanyin Ancient Temple (simplified Chinese: 观音古刹; traditional Chinese: 觀音古剎; pinyin: Guānyīn Gǔchà) is a Buddhist temple located in Chuanying District of Jilin City, Jilin, China.[1]

Guanyin Ancient Temple
观音古刹
Religion
AffiliationBuddhism
SectChan Buddhism
Location
LocationChuanying District, Jilin City, Jilin, China
Guanyin Ancient Temple is located in Jilin
Guanyin Ancient Temple
Shown within Jilin
Guanyin Ancient Temple is located in China
Guanyin Ancient Temple
Guanyin Ancient Temple (China)
Geographic coordinates43°51′15″N 126°33′39″E / 43.854255°N 126.560948°E / 43.854255; 126.560948Coordinates: 43°51′15″N 126°33′39″E / 43.854255°N 126.560948°E / 43.854255; 126.560948
Architecture
StyleChinese architecture
Date established1753
Completed1938 (reconstruction)

HistoryEdit

Guanyin Ancient Temple was built in 1753 in the 18th year of Emperor Qianlong's reign during the Qing dynasty (1644–1911), and underwent two renovations, respectively in 1938 and in 1980. In 1983, the temple was listed among the National Key Buddhist Temples in Han Chinese Area by the State Council of China.[2]

ArchitectureEdit

Now the well-preserved buildings include the Shanmen, Hall of Four Heavenly Kings, Hall of Guanyin, Mahavira Hall, Buddhist Texts Library, Dharma Hall, etc.[2]

Buddhist Texts LibraryEdit

The Buddhist Texts Library collected 720 volumes of Chinese Buddhist canon, which was printed in 1735 in the 13th year of Yongzheng era of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911). There are only two sets of 1735 woodcut prints Chinese Buddhist canon in China.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 观音古刹 [Guanyin Ancient Temple]. Government of Jilin City (in Chinese). 2017-06-27.
  2. ^ a b c Zhang Yuhuan (2012), p. 60.

BibliographyEdit

  • Zhang Yuhuan (2012). "Buddhist Activity Center in Jilin City: Guanyin Ancient Temple" 《吉林市佛教活动中心:吉林市观音古刹》. 《图解中国著名佛教寺院》 [Illustration of Famous Buddhist Temples in China] (in Chinese). Beijing: Contemporary China Publishing House. ISBN 978-7-5154-0135-5.