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The Monastery Lunsin

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Lunsin is translated from Chinese as "Temple of prosperity" and is one of the oldest monasteries, which is still considered a stronghold of Buddhism. Lunsin is 15 kilometers from the city of Shijiazhuang and has a long history. The construction of the monastery began in the year 586, in the reign of the sui dynasty. Originally the temple was called Luncan, which means "Monastery of the Mahayana Canon". The monastery is still preserved ancient stele Lunancy resembling on the date of the founding of the Shrine.

The main buildings were made in the reign of the song dynasty, after which the monastery became a complex including the Central square, the Hall of Heavenly Kings, Main hall, library and several utility rooms. Lunsin was built in strict accordance with the rules of Buddhism, which assume the existence of the monastery is the Central axis that is responsible for the harmonization of nature and man. The buildings are located in sequence and the space provided.

Among the main attractions can be identified such as a statue of the deity Guanyin, made of bronze, a large statue Buddha, the samples of the skillful of woodcarving, wooden rotating library, Dating from the XII century and the statue of Thousand-armed Avalokitesvara. Also Lansine you can see examples of ancient calligraphy, a hall for prayers, incense candles and incense, etc.

Currently, the monastery is open daily for visitors, but you must follow the rules established in its territory.