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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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The Kaiyuan Temple in Chaozhou is located in the city of Chaozhou Kaiyuan Road. The predecessor of the temple was built in the Tang Dynasty in the 26th year of Kaiyuan (738), the Yuan Dynasty changed to "Kaiyuan Manju Temple", the Ming Dynasty called "Kaiyuan Chinju Temple", commonly known as Kaiyuan Temple has been used until now. Blessing the monarchs and preaching the official laws and decrees to the successive dynasties. The place is spacious, the palace is magnificent, the iconic solemn, the cultural relics are numerous, the incense fire is the most famous, for the east of Guangdong the first ancient temple, there is "million people's blessing, three thousand world jungle" the reputation. The whole temple retains the layout of the Tang Dynasty, and condenses the architectural art of the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties, and the incense is in full bloom. During the Cultural Revolution, Kaiyuan Temple was severely damaged, and in 1982 overseas Chinese and compatriots from Hong Kong and Macao donated funds to carry out comprehensive repairs, which restored the former style of Kaiyuan Temple. On June 25, 2001, it was listed as the fifth batch of national key cultural relics protection units.

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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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