A large compound surrounds this Buddhist Temple which features two 45 meter high stone pagodas. Built in 686 this Temple has been in continuous use for 1500 years! Situated on a quiet street, it is ea...
The unassuming wooden carved doors open up into a huge court yard. Like in ancient China, the court proceedings can be conducted here, a huge table franked by six wooden boards proclaiming justice &...
Pretending to be in Thailand - Kaiyuan Temple Thai Buddha Hall
passing through the beautiful scenery of Chaozhou Hanjiang Bridge is attracted by this Thai-style building, this is the Kaiyuan Temple Thai Buddha Temple. The
Thai Buddha Hall is magnificent, harmonious and elegant, fully demonstrating the architectural style of Thai architecture. Lotus pond, linden, and beautifully carved statues of the gods. There are also four-faced Buddhas representing love, career, health and wealth, with Thai characteristics.
More than 1,000 years ago, under the command of Tang Xuanzong, who advocated Buddhism, there were ten grand treasures in the country's top ten counties, called Kaiyuan Temple. After the historical storms, there are only four of the top ten famous temples in the past, one of which is in Chaozhou, Guangdong.
Because the dynasties have maintained the Chaozhou Kaiyuan Temple, the temple has the architectural style of the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties in the Tang Dynasty.
Chaozhou Kaiyuan Temple originally covers an area of about 100 mu. Although the existing area is greatly reduced, it is still one of the largest Buddhist temples in eastern Guangdong, and has a high reputation in Fujian and Guangdong and Southeast Asia.
In the Kaiyuan Temple in Chaozhou, if you look at it, you will find that there are many delicate decorations on the roof of each hall. These decorations are called inlaid porcelain. The contents of the inlaid porcelain are flowers, phoenixes, peacocks, lions and real dragons. There are also some Chinese mythological legends.
Chaozhou inlaid porcelain is bold, rich in content and colorful, and is a building craft with the same name as Chaozhou woodcarving and Huizhou woodcarving.
Chaozhou inlaid porcelain is also known as Chaozhou wood carving and Chaozhou stone carving. The biggest advantage of
inlay is that it is not easy to change color after weathering, and it is easier to retain than the same exquisite wood carving process.
Chaozhou inlaid porcelain is mainly embossed, showing a layered effect. Because of its unique style and no such technology, temples in the Guangfu area and Southeast Asia often come to Chaozhou to hire professional masters to decorate.
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.