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Posted on 07/27/2008


Photo taken on June 29, 2008



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China 中国 Čína
temple | church | mosque | monastery
Peking 北京 Beijing
buddhism
botanical garden
2008


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Chram ležiaceho Budhu

Chram ležiaceho Budhu
Wofo is a Buddhist temple located near the Beijing Botanical Garden of Beijing. The temple is best known as the location of the 'Recumbent Buddha', a large sculpture of the Buddha lying down created in 1321. The temple was first built in the 7th century and known as the Doulu temple. During the following centuries temple was destroyed and rebuilt numerous times while also undergoing name changes. The current incarnation dates from 1734. The temple's first recumbent Buddha was carved in carved in sandstone. In 1321, during the Yuan dynasty the sandstone carving was replaced by a 5.2 meter long statue made of bronze and weighing 2.5 tons.

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