The Great Buddha Temple, also known as Dafo Temple, originally built in the Southern Han Dynasty (917-971 AD), named Xinzang Temple, was created for the twenty-eight nights in the sky by the king of the Southern Han Dynasty, Liu Yanshang. In the Ming Dynasty,
Dafo Temple is located in Huifu Dong Lu, Yuexiu, Guangzhou.
The Great Buddha Temple expanded to Longzang Temple, which was later changed to the Office of Inspection and Press.
The office was destroyed by fire in the first year of Shunzhi in the Qing Dynasty (1649).
The Dafo Temple was used as the place for the announcement and the pavilion was built in front of the temple.
In the spring of the second year of Kangxi, the King of Pingnan, Shangke, donated his royal salary, imitated the official temple system of the capital, and rebuilt the temple in the style of the Lingnan region. It has high cultural and artistic appreciation value, Yongzheng 11th year (1733), selected by Liu Shu, the prefect of Guangzhou, The Dafo Temple, was used as the place for the announcement, and the announcement pavilion was built in front of the temple.
At the same time, Liu Shu built the Weituo Hall, the Garan Hall, and the east and west gates of the “Buddha Realm” and “Zhan Lin” on both sides of the main hall. With the expansion of the scope of the monastery, Buddhist events were prosperous, and its reputation spread far and wide, becoming one of the five most vast jungles in Canton.
Rebuild Dofo Temple
In 1981, Master Guangming, the vice-chairman of the Guangzhou Buddhist Association, became the abbot and began to rebuild. After hard work, the Daxiong Hall was restored to its original appearance, and three giant bronze Buddha statues were also recast, each 6 meters high and 10 tons in weight. Tourists and pilgrims from home and abroad came to visit the Buddha with each passing day.
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