Some of most famous temples in Taizhou | Updated: 2020-06-10

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Established during the Three Kingdoms (220-280) period, Tongbai Taoist Temple experiences a golden age during the Tang (618-907) and Song dynasties (960-1279). [Photo/WeChat account: meilitaizhou_]

Ancient temples in Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province, reopened to the public on June 2, according to local media reports.

The following are some of the city's most famous temples.

Guoqing Temple

Established in the Sui Dynasty (581-618), Guoqing Temple has a history of more than 1,400 years and houses a Seven-Buddha Tower, a 13 metric ton-Sakyamuni bronze statue, and 18 nanmu-carved Arhat statues.

Fangguang Temple

This temple is renowned for its waterfalls and a well-known legend that 500 arhats revealed their real bodies here.

Tongbai Taoist Temple

Established during the Three Kingdoms (220-280) period, Tongbai Taoist Temple experienced its golden age in the Tang (618-907) and Song dynasties (960-1279), as it housed 1,000 Buddhists and 10,000 Taoists.

Longxing Temple

Longxing Temple enjoys a history of more than 1,300 years and is the most renowned ancient temple in Linhai county, Taizhou. In addition to being popular among locals, it also used to be the official temple of Buddhism in Taizhou and is one of the birthplaces of the Tiantai school of Buddhism in Japan.

Yan'en Temple

Yan'en Temple houses a number of old trees, including gingkos, sweet-scented osmanthus, and Chinese parasol trees, many of which are more than 100 years old. In addition to viewing the temple's Guanyin Tower, it is also common to admire the the temple from distant farmlands.

Duobaojiang Temple

Duobaojiang Temple is a type of temple rarely seen in South China. Surrounded by rolling hills and thick pines, it is commonly described as serene and mysterious.