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Lushan Temple

4.3/5
129 Reviews
Temple
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April - October 8:00-18:00, November - March 8:30-17:30
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1 hour
Address: Yuelu Mountain National Key Scenic Spot, No. 58 Denggao Road, Yuelu District, Changsha City
Phone: 0731-88825011 0731-8713712

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Lushan Temple (Gulushan Temple) is a cultural relics protection unit in Hunan Province. It is located on the side of Yuelu Mountain in Changsha City. This is one of the oldest temple buildings in the province. The old records of Yuelu Temple are Wanshou Temple, Guluyuan and Huiguang Temple. At the end of Ming Dynasty, it was destroyed by fire, and Lushan Temple was rebuilt in the 15th year of Shunzhi in Qing Dynasty (1658). After construction, it has been preserved to this day. The temple is composed of Shanmen, Maitreya Hall, Daxiong Hall, Guanyin Pavilion, and Zhaitang. The gate of the mountain is in the archway style, and the front of the gate is titled "Gulushan Temple", and the stone joint on the side of the gate is "the first place of interest in the Han and Wei Dynasties.

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In the depths of the Yuelu Mountain Scenic Area, there is an ancient temple, the Lushan Temple, which has a history of 1700 years. The temple is very quiet. There are two Podocarpus trees in front of the temple, which are the relics of the Six Dynasties period. The temple reserves a collection of Buddhist scriptures and ancient books. The temple was founded in the 4th year of Qinshi in Western Jin Dynasty by Lifacong, disciple of the Dunhuang Bodhisattva Lifahu. It was destroyed several times in the war. The restored temple now includes Maitreya, Grand Hall, and Guanyin Pavilion.
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