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Temple Jenitsya

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In Beijing's Haidian district is a rather unusual Buddhist temple Janisse, built during the reign of the Ming dynasty. On the architectural concept of the Church was strongly influenced by the tradition of Indian architecture. This is evidenced by numerous architectural elements resembling the famous Mahabodhi temple, located in India. According to legend, the development of the project, Janitza was engaged in the Indian monk, who presented his design to the court of the Yongle Emperor in the early fifteenth century. The idea was so impressed the Emperor that he allowed the construction of the Shrine.

For the construction were made of a special monolithic platform in the form of a square with a height of about 8 meters, and it was located a few pagodas and a glass pavilion. The rise was led by a spiral staircase, passing through which you can get to a platform with a Central pagoda. On the walls of Jenitsya still you can see the original plant and animal ornaments or miniature figurines of Buddha.

The main buildings are made of brick, marble and wood, which gives the temple complex a special originality in comparison with other buildings of this kind. Initially, it was assumed Jenitsya the presence of 6 main halls, however, in 1761, their number was expanded, and the facades are covered with durable yellow tiles. In 1860 and 1900 years the Church suffered greatly after a fire and all wooden buildings were almost completely destroyed. Managed to save only pagoda made of stone.

Currently, on the basis of the established temple Beijing Museum of stone carving, which is considered an outstanding object of cultural heritage of China. Visit Jenitsya will allow not only to get acquainted with the famous Buddhist sanctuary, but also to see unique items in the Museum's collection.