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Fajing Temple/法镜寺
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Fajing Temple is located under Tianzhu Mountain Lotus Peak 三天竺 and was created by the Indian monk, Master Huili, in 330 AD. In the beginning the name was Fanjing Yuan and it was part of Lingyin Temple. The complex was expanded by King Suikai and renamed, South India Temple. It was listed as the one of Buddhism's, Five Mountains, of the Southern Song Dynasty, and changed its name to the present one during the Qianlong period of the Qing Dynasty. The main buildings are Tianwang Hall, Yuantong Bao Hall, Yaoshi Hall, Cangjing Hall and Zhai Tang. Behind the temple you'll find Sansheng Stone, Jinhua Cave, Xianglin Cave, Lianhua Cave, and Fanjing Tai.

This temple is special because of the number of older people who visit it each day to burn incense and paper money. It also has working classrooms. You can see these directly to the right of where you enter. Though we did get a few photos for this piece, it was recommended that we not take any pictures while inside, which is understandable considering the fact that people come here to pay homage. While the temple is impressive enough, the surrounding tea fields and the little village around the spot make for a nice walk. Amongst it all are a couple of restaurants and a few teahouses. Entrance to the temple is 10RMB. If you want to learn a bit of real local dialect from a veteran or two, then this is the place for you.

Ticket: 10RMB

Busses: K837, Y4, to San Tianzhu.

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Address:
68 Tianzhu Road
天竺路68号

Telephone:
0571 8797 9832

Opening Hours:
9am - 4:30pm
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