Famen Temple

Famen Temple

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Famen Temple

Introduction: Situated some 118 kilometers (73 miles) west of Xian, the Famen Temple will appeal to travele..

Tickets:Since the treasures are in huge quantity and great quality, Famen Temple is really a must-see..

Travel Tips:Ticket Fee :CNY 28 Opening Hours :8:00am--18:00pm Traffic :Take the Bus No.2 at railway sta..

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Famen Temple Introduction

Situated some 118 kilometers (73 miles) west of Xian, the Famen Temple will appeal to travelers who are journeying west to explore the ancient Silk Road. The temple gained the name Famen (which means the initial approach to become a Buddhist believer) in the Tang dynasty when a wooden four-storey structure was built replacing the original Ashoka Stupa built in the Eastern Han dynasty.

The temple with the "the Real Spirit Pagoda," in it enjoyed the reputation of being the "forefather of pagodas and temples in Central Shaanxi," because it held the finger bones of Sakyamuni--the founder of Buddhism.Visitors to the exhibitions in the Famen Temple Museum will gain a deeper appreciation of the Buddhist culture in ancient China, the religious importance, and follow the splendid history of the Famen Temple.

Famen Temple Features

According to the Buddhist records, Famen Temple was originally built during the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220) to store the holy Finger Bone of the Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism. The temple became the royal temple in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and emperors of the Tang Dynasty came to worship the Finger Bone many times. In 874, the Finger Bone was buried in the Underground Palace under the Famen Temple Pagoda with many royal oblations, and the secret of the treasures were kept for thousands of years. In 1987, the Underground Palace was found by archaeologists when they were trying to rebuild the Fanmen Temple Pagoda. The sovereign Finger Bone as well as two thousand precious cultural relics of the Tang Dynasty finally came back to the world!

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Since the treasures are in huge quantity and great quality, Famen Temple is really a must-see for both visitors and pilgrims!

Famen Temple Transporation

For better preservation of these rare treasures, Famen Temple Museum was built in 1989.Golden and silver wares, glass, china, stone and iron wares, wood, genuine pearls, jades and many kinds of drygoods are housed in it. Among all the treasures, a gold-plating Buddhist abbot's staff with a length of 1.96 meters (6.43 ft) is the oldest and biggest Buddhist object ever found. It also includes 13 pieces of royal china that could not be made today because the techniques of making them have already disappeared.

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