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Kaiyuan Temple
开元寺

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Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: No. 32, Kaiyuan Road, Chaozhou City
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Phone: 0768-2225571

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Chaozhou Kaiyuan Temple, one of the only four remaining Kaiyuan Temple in China. The Tang Dynasty Kaiyuan 26 years (738) built, condensed the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties of the fine arts, the temple magnificent, ancient and simple, indeed as the pearl of ancient architectural art. Kaiyuan Temple has experienced vicissitudes for more than 1,200 years, changing winds and clouds, rising and falling, still solemn and incense, is rare.

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The Kaiyuan Temple is a Buddhist temple located in the Xiangqiao District of Chaozhou, Guangdong, China. This temple was built upon decree of Emperor Xuanzong, and was named after his reign title: Kaiyuan. Though many repairs have been required throughout the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties, the basic layout remains the same as per the Tang dynasty. The temple retains a special status in the area. Walking through the beautiful tiled walls, the ancient architecture may be enjoyed, along with many national treasure, which are currently on display, all while catching a whiff of the remnants of incense burned long ago.
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